Friday, June 5, 2015

Mojo Monday #400 - Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

I am playing along with Mojo Monday today, where Julee is celebrating her 400th sketch!  I decided to team it up with the Summer Coffee Lover's Blog Hop, since Verve's coffee stamp sets are among my favourites.  Here's what I came up with:
 I had a great time putting this together... I started by clear embossing the Coffee sentiment repeatedly on a piece of watercolour paper, and then used two different brown distress inks to add my watercolour background (it's supposed to look like spilled coffee, get it?)  The dark grey/aqua blue/brown colour combo is a little different, but in person it looks quite amazing!  Here's a different angle to show the mocha sparkles a bit better:
 I used a Verve Plain Jane stamp for the inside sentiment:
For her 400th Mojo sketch, Julee went back to her very first sketch from 2007.  I used a little creative license with it, but hopefully you can see the corner element and word background in my card!
Be sure to check out the rest of the hop on the Coffee Loving Cardmaker's blog - it's always inspiring!

Patterned papers are Persimmon, Basic Grey; Stamp sets are Coffee and Simply Irresistible Plain Jane, Verve; Dies are Classy Label Die & From the Heart, Verve; Vintage Photo & Tea Dye distress inks; Rich Cocoa ink by Memento.

77 comments:

AJ Bodine said...

Beautiful distress work with the clear embossed letters, loving that look!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

What an excellent use of the sketch! Your partial resist background is killer with the coffee cup! I am off to peruse your blog -- you just might have a new follower ;)

Kelly said...

fabulous background!!

tiffelijah said...

Im sure in person it is even more beautiful, but as is I love the color combo! I love the coffee spill and the coffee in clear embossing! I think it is incredible!

Olga Direktorenko said...

This card is simply gorgeous! Moroccan pattern, coffee and watercolors go along so nicely!

Kris Engler said...

I saw the spilled coffee right away and loved it!!

Lori said...

Wow, this is absolutely gorgeous, Karen!! :)

LesLee said...

This is gorgeous blast of subtlety at its finest!

Allison Kostiuk said...

GORGEOUS colour combo. Love this card and your background is so cool, what a great idea!!

Jingle said...

That is amazing! Wow! I love it!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Gorgeous! That watercolored spilled coffee background is genius and aqua blue/brown is kind of my thing! {gring} Unfortunately I (with the help of my toddlers) have spilled the entirety of 4 of the last 5 cups of coffee I've made. Thanks for joining in the fun over at Mojo Monday!

Michele Henderson said...

Wow! This is so pretty! I love that terrific color combination!

Jen Carter said...

Great technique to use for this card!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful! It really does look like spilled coffee!

Hetty said...

Great card,i especially love your background.

Monika Reeck said...

I adore your background too Karen
looks like the coffee was falling done and now you have a new cup of coffee again...
great coloring the cup and love the dp you used
awesome card
see you soon maybe on my entry #125
hugs
Monika from Germany

Shelly said...

This is sooo pretty! Love it!

Lori Kobular said...

Love the background you created with the clear embossing and the coffee stain!

~amy~ said...

Oh I LOVE this....awesome work!
Thank you for linking up to the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop♡

butterfly843 said...

Such a great card!!

Sylvia said...

Gorgeous coffee themed card, Karen, love your design and the water color looks amazing! Happy hopping!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

love the background and the color combo. TFS

Jean Bullock said...

The first thing I thought of was a coffee spill in the background. Well done.

Nancy Ball said...

Love it!

Sarah said...

I just love the embossed resist background! It's especially great paired with that beautiful blue.

Lee-Anne said...

Love the watercolored emboss resist background...fabulous design!

wendy said...

really great card love the background

Connie Mercer said...

***gorgeous card****

D.Ann said...

Oh what a fab background!

Angeline Choo said...

Love love love!! love how you watercolored the background as if it was coffee! :)

Happy Dance said...

I think this is one of my favorites on the hop so far! LOVE this color combination, and the 'spilled' coffee! The embossed sentiments are perfect here. Fantastic card! Love it! Bev

Maura said...

Lovely card, and fun techniques!

Redhead said...

Great design, I like the colors and the sentiments.

Katie Ann Brooks said...

awesome design! i love how the brown illuminates the coffee sentiment like steam!

VanessaB said...

So awesome! ! :)

Niki G said...

Your "spilt coffee" look is PERFECTION!

Jerrie said...

Love your card!! Nice job watercoloring and colors you have chosen. Great job!

vinita jain said...

Fabulous, love the watercoloring!

Becca Cruger said...

I sat and stared at this for a long, long while because I just find it soooo lovely. The watercolor wash you've done is sooooo pretty! Beautiful design!

Karenladd said...

Oh, I love that subtle background and am going to have to read more detail to see how you did it! Gorgeous and serene!

Betty Wright said...

I just love how you did the emboss resist with coffee "stain" and coffees popping up all around! So cool and fabulously done!

Tanya~Studio 5380 said...

I absolutely LOVE your coffee background - fabulous! Great layout and pretty blues...just gorgeous!

Kate said...

Lovely card and that coffee background is just right x

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

beautiful love the watercolor background!!!

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Oh this is fantastic! Love the soft colors and of course that gorgeous watercolored background! Outstanding card!

Danielle Vincent said...

Oh Karen this is FABULOUS! LOVE how the coffee words seem to come from the wonderful steam and aroma of the coffee mug! Really gorgeous design and you used that MOJO Monday sketch to perfection!

Marianne said...

Love this! Amazing backgroudn and I love the colour combo!

Hillary Harris said...

Beautiful Karen! I love the spilled coffee look!

Brithzi said...

Love your card!

Brithzi said...

Love it, faux spilled coffee and all. Great job.

Milka Gubo said...

GORGEOUS card!!! Love the design, colors... everything! :-D

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Love, love, love your card. Love the color combo.

Diana Slaughter said...

Very cool card. Love the watercolors. Thanks for sharing.

Celeste Goff said...

I love, love, love this awesome card!

Miriam Prantner said...

Loving that watercolored background and the little gems, great card!

Mary said...

Gorgeous card!!

Brandi R said...

Beautiful! Love that background ♥

Anja Curvers said...

Wow such an awesome card love the colorcombo you used and that background is stunning.

Lisa InkyWings said...

Beautiful with the embossed background!

Annie LaVallee-Curtis said...

Love your embossed background!! Thanks for sharing! ~Annie

Claire Brennan said...

Love the concept of the spilled coffee - this worked out perfect! Super card Karen!

Katrina Brown said...

I love your color combo; it photographed well and looks like spilled coffee! I'm lovin' this card!!

francesca said...

amazing card!

Chris said...

I love embossed resist and this is amazing! The background is perfect and steals the show :) Thanks for joining in on the fun - happy to be one of the sponsors. Chris from a•muse|studio

thepaperbaker said...

What a lovely card! Beautiful color scheme! Would love for you to stop by my blog for a peek at my entry #354 :-)

Ceal said...

Amazing card! love your background and color choices

Seleise Barrett said...

great card - amazing background!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OMGosh you spilling coffee design is so fabulous, I love it.

Helen F. said...

Awesome card, love the colors!

Lucy said...

This is such an awesome card!
I love the spilled coffee look !

Cheryl said...

This is such an elegant card! Your watercolored "coffee" looks amazing.

Patry Ro said...

Hi Karen!!! Elegant, Beautiful, Perfect Card!!! TFS!!!!

artful-notions said...

Hi Karen!
Love your card. Beautiful treatment to the background, and yummy looking coffee, and cup!

Sylvia said...

Karen, That is an effective technique on your background. Sylvia D.

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

OMG, Karen, I ADORE this!! What an awesome technique!

Michelle said...

So stunning!

Libby said...

I love coffee, and I love what you're did with this card. The colors are subtle and elegant. The techniques you used support and elegant theme with a tad of whimsy and an element of mystery.

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