National Coffee Day + Blog Hop

Hello crafty friends,

It's that time of the year again when the cardmakers who love their caffeine in the form of coffee (and tea) celebrate the widely popular Coffee Loving Cardmakers Fall Blog Hop!  I created this card to celebrate the occasion and since Crackerbox & Suzy stamps is one of the many super sponsors involved I encourage you to leave a comment on this post to be in the running for the $25 gift card.

I have to say the sentiment above really speaks to me as a coffee lover.  I just can't imagine a day without my daily cup (ahem cups) of coffee.  What's your personal favorite coffee brand?  flavor? or is it tea that really strikes your fancy?  Either way the above sentiment could work for either beverage right???

If you are wondering about the background on the top layer, it was made using a very popular technique right now with alcohol inks on Yupo paper.  You drop the different colors and I chose all brown shades mixed in with some gold.  After the inks dry, then used a specially formulated ink (Alcohol lift ink) to remove the alcohol ink - genius invention I say!!

The layers below are from corrugated paper, then a sheet of lovely plank patterned paper from Bo Bunny.  See links at the end of my post if you want to shop for what I've used here.


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31 comments

  1. Great card. I think that sentiment was made for me!

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  2. That sentiment - it's awesome, just like your card!!!

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  3. Fantastic Coffee Card! Love it!

    Theresa

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  4. Fantastic background. Love the
    coffee stains. Great card.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  5. A lovely card. Great stamps, patterns, and design. I follow you. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

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  6. I love this cool card! The sentiment is perfect!

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  7. Very cool card! I really like your alcohol ink technique! it really looks good!

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  8. Really cool! Great background!

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  9. This is super cool, and I'm loving the background so much. Thanks for the fabulous inspiration.
    Blessings,
    Karen Letchworth

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  10. So fun, loving your background and of course, the sentiment.

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  11. Wow! Beautiful card!!! Love your background!!!

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  12. Love your card! The sentiment is perfect!! Absolutely love the background - I can't wait to try something like that! Yours looks great! Thanks for the great inspiration!

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  13. Such a fun sentiment stamp for coffee lovers....cute card with it! Happy National Coffee Day!

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  14. What a fun sentiment, and I love your monochromatic design!

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  15. new follower! I Love the sentiment! Great card!

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    1. Christi - I'm so happy to have you as a new follower of my blog :) - thank you for taking the time to look!

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  16. Great card. I like the background and the sentiment.

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  17. Awesome card. Love the texture of it. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  18. That is really nice to hear. thank you for the update and good luck.

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  20. loved the card, the texture was by far the best part. The whole card really seemed elegant. Timeless Coffee

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