Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Coffee lovers Hop

Welcome

This card was made as a "oops I missed your birthday" card,  
and also made with the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop in mind.  
I think the sentiment fits the occasion.

The stamps are from one of the major sponsors of the hop, Verve Stamps, and the set is Coffee Helps


I started with the dp, but decided that gray on white with embossed gold dots was a bit blah, so coloured the roses with chalks, and liked the results at the time.


The sentiment was initially stamped onto the dp, but it warped and did not emboss well, so plan B - put it onto plain white card, die cut it and sponge the edges with gold Delicata ink.


I also stamped and embossed the coffee mugs as I went, and coloured them with prismacolor pencils before fussy cutting them.


I laid out the card, was happy how things looked, so wound the bakers twine around the dp, and adhered it to the base, having previously gold embossed the edges of it.

Then I discovered another BIG OOOPS - I had adhered it upside down, so that meant a quick rearrangement of the elements before adhering them over fun foam.  

Some gold sequins in the centre of the flowers on the cups and on the sentiment panel and the card was done - finally 😏, by then I was having second thoughts about the flowers being coloured, but I was not going to start again! 


I finished the inside with a strip of the dp (uncoloured) and a gold bordered ribbon.

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36 comments:

  1. Fabulous Maxine. Love your sentiment and the coffee cups are adorable

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  2. This sure looks lovely. Your whole card is great and the flowers are gorgeously coloured. Love the embossed sentiment.xx
    .♥
    [aNNie]

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  3. A beautiful card Maxine! Happy day! oxo Susi

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  4. Absolutely stunning. Love how you coloured the flowers on the DP, it looks beautiful. Those cups are so cute and the gold sequin is such a clever idea for the centres. I think the sentiment looks great on the plain card as it helps it to stand out. Loving the gold edge embossing too...One stand out card x

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  5. This is a lovely card Maxine and I love the little coffee cups. That's a super sentiment too. Barbxx

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  6. So pretty, love the gold embossing.

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  7. Maxine, your card with those little coffee cups is just too sweet. Love the look.

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  8. Hi Maxine,

    This card is so pretty. The embossing looks awesome and the over all effect is very charming.

    Thank you for all your kind words.

    Love,

    Monica

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  9. This is so pretty! Love the embossing!

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  10. Just love how you combined the flowers with the cups!

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  11. Oh Maxine this is my tyoe of card indeed! I hoped to play in the hop but just did not have the time but I sure love your card !!

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  12. I need one of those oops I forgot cards. This one is so cool and fun with the cups and flowers.

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  13. The colours are so great! Beautiful card for the hop! Wish you a good week! Hugs, Gerrina

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  14. Great card! The embossing really makes it pop! Very pretty! Thanks for joining us at PIP Challenges!
    Hugs

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  15. This is so very pretty! Coffee cards are the best!!! The rose paper is beautiful! Gorgeous card!

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  16. Hi again Maxine, yes that is my man and me in the pic. Taken when grand daughter was born in October last year. It is a bit 'squashed and spread' to print to fit into the small frame...thanks for your kind words. You know you are eligible to enter that challenge living in NZ. Only two days left for this one and I am sure this card is definitely suitable..xx.♥
    [aNNie]

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  17. Wow Maxine - that is a lot of fussy cutting - go you!! Love the embossing too and those flowers are perfect coloured - another lovely card my friend! <3

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  18. This came out beautiful! Love the gold & pink. And I'll bet it's really gorgeous IRL with all that yummy gold shine.

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  19. Absolutely beautiful! I know the recipient will just love the card you made. Hugs, Fran

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  20. I love the gold embossing and that is a great sentiment as well.

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  21. Stunning card, Maxine! Lovely shine on your embossing and a beautiful design.

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  22. Wow, beautiful card. Sweet cups and wonderful sentiment in gold.

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  23. This is so pretty - love those little flowered coffee cups. Thank you so much for playing along with our IntAAS (Flowers) challenge this fortnight. Hope we see you again very soon. Hugs to you Sue Pxxx DT

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  24. Very pretty card with great sentiment!

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  25. Love these little coffee cups and the wonderful embossed sentiment!

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  26. Great card, love the sentiment, very apt, and Maxine, I think we've all glued a card upside down at some time or other. ;)
    Thanks for sharing your inspiration!
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

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  27. I just love this design - the gold EP is perfect and the little cups thrill me! Hugs, Autumn

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  28. Oh, my, I can so relate, Maxine, which is why I started the Boo-Boo Hop! But I'm glad you kept at it because it really, truly is a gorgeous card and worth all the effort! Sorry I've missed so many posts from not being on the computer much. I think of you often! Hugs, Darnell

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  29. So beautiful! Love the gold embossing and thos pretty cups!

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  30. A lovely card. Thank you for sharing your talent with us at Crafting From The Heart.
    Mary

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  31. oh sweet tiny cup Maxine
    lovely sentiment too
    wonderfully made
    hugs
    Monika

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  32. This is a fabulous and cheery card Maxine!

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  33. Stunning design! You always do such wonderful things with embossing powder! I love the big gold sentiment in the fancy font, it really grabs the eye! The sequins are a great addition to the coffee cups and I adore the rose paper backing! So beautiful. hugs :)

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  34. It's amazing how the sequins add so much to the design work. Well done. Thank you for sharing your card with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenge.

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  35. Love the gold embossing - it really makes your card pop! Thank you for playing along with my heARTful stamping challenge last week!

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  36. Gorgeous gold embossing Maxine. This is a fun card and I guess that coffee 'just hits the spot'.
    God Bless
    Neet xx

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Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog - may your day be blessed. Any comments you may leave are deeply appreciated. All comments are moderated and spam deleted. Maxine D