Saturday, May 4, 2019

Perk Up

It's one of my favorite times of the year...The Coffee Lovers Blog hop!!!!  And if that wasn't special enough, I have joined the design team for Polka Dot Orchard digital stamps!!  Oh so much to be excited about!  Without further ado...


The blog hop goes from May 3rd through May 10th and there are lots of prizes to be won!  Perfect excuse to play along.

You can find the linkup post right HERE. Don't forget to use #springsummer2019clh


Let me tell you a little bit about the card.  The set I used from Polka Dot Orchard is called Good Morning Spring.  I first printed it out onto watercolor paper using my laser printer.  I did reduce the opacity of the lines so that they wouldn't be quite so bold.  I then painted it using Daniel Smith Watercolor paints from the sampler cards.  I'm sorry but I forgot to write down which colors I used!  

After it was completely dry, I fussy cut the entire image out.  I went over the entire image with clear glitter Wink of Stella marker.  I set it aside to dry.  I went through my paper stash (hoard) to find a soft colored paper that would coordinate with the colors I used.  I pulled out Doodlebug's  Simply Spring paper pad.  Did I mention I'm a total Doodlebug addict?  I've been trying hard to actually use the pretty paper I buy.  It's just so dang hard!

Anywho, I selected a pale yellow pattern paper.  I cut it down to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".  Then I used the largest die from Lawn Fawn's Lacy borders dies to cut the long sides of the yellow paper.  I then glued it using Tombow Mono Multi liquid glue to a top fold white card base.  The paper I used for the base is Neenah 110lb Solar White.  I used the same liquid glue to adhere the cup over the yellow paper.

Now I just needed a sentiment.  I picked one that comes with the Good Morning Spring digi set and reads "Perk up, spring is in the air".  I also printed it out onto Neenah Solar White cardstock and cut it down using a trimmer.  I then just used a pair of scissors to cut the banner ends.  I added foam tape to the back of the sentiment and stuck it in place.

While I loved the way the card looked, I felt it needed just a little bit more.  I carefully added a bit of Icicle Stickles to the portion of the flower center you can see around the sentiment strip.  I found a pin helped to spread it carefully in the right places.  I also added Nuvo Drops in Dandelion Yellow, Woodland Green and Plum Pudding.  The Woodland Green drops helped to tie in the green from the one leaf in the flower.  All done!



I really appreciate you stopping by!  Don't forget to create a little something for the Coffee Lovers blog hop!

~Kristina

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Neenah Solar White
Neenah Solar White
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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid glue
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid glue
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Wink of Stella - Glitter Clear
Wink of Stella - Glitter Clear
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Tonic Studios-Retractable Craft Pick
Tonic Studios-Retractable Craft Pick
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Therm O Web Foam Tape
Therm O Web Foam Tape
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Lawn Fawn Lacy Borders dies
Lawn Fawn Lacy Borders dies
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Stickles - Icicle
Stickles - Icicle
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Doodlebug Simply Spring
Doodlebug Simply Spring
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Nuvo Drops Dandelion Yellow
Nuvo Drops Dandelion Yellow
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Nuvo Drops Woodland Green
Nuvo Drops Woodland Green
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Nuvo Drops Plum Pudding
Nuvo Drops Plum Pudding
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Canson Watercolor paper
Canson Watercolor paper
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Daniel Smith watercolor sampler
Daniel Smith watercolor sampler
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14 comments:

  1. Oh wow -- what a gorgeous card! I love the purple and yellow color scheme and your coloring is fabulous!

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  2. Oooh, that flower is sooo pretty! The whole design
    of the card is beautiful. Love the lacy edges.

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  3. I've seen this particular coffee cup images on a few cards now, and it's really pretty. I love your color choices. This is really sweet.

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  4. so super pretty, I love the yellow and lavender!

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  5. Beautiful card with that gorgeous cup.

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  6. Pretty. I love the image and colors.

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  7. Your card is so very lovely and beautiful with that flower cup and colors.

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  8. This is a beauty! Great cup with beautiful colored flowers.

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