Skip to main content

Coffee Lover's Blog Hop

Hello! Welcome to my blog. If you're new, my name is Alison. If you're not, thanks for coming back! Today I am sharing a card that I created for the Coffee Lover's Blog Hop. This is such a fun hop with a ton of participants and sponsors, so I am excited to be joining in. My card features stamps from Ink Road.
I just had to use the Inked Girl "Alison." Yup, she was named after me. Lara (the owner of Ink Road) has the coolest naming contests all the time. It is so cool to have a product named after you! I colored her up with Zig Clean Color Markers.
My background was done with one of the stamps from my favorite Ink Road set, called Mug Life. I stamped all of the coffee cups with Iced Spruce Distress Oxide. Then, I applied some of the same ink to my palette, and used a brush and water to add shading to the cups. I love this tonal effect.
I stamped a sentiment from the same Mug Life stamp set with VersaMark ink on to a piece of gray cardstock that I die cut with an old Avery Elle banner. I then used Detail White Embossing Powder from Stampendous on it. I mounted my background on to gray cardstock, and then added a few sequins from the Doodles Paper Playground Sparkle Blend called, Storm Cloud. That Blend has the perfect shades of blue in it.
I really enjoy making backgrounds with my stamps. The Mug Life stamp set has a bunch of images that are perfect for doing that. I am hoping that I'll have another card for the Coffee Lover's Blog Hop this week, but I am running out of time! But for now, thanks so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Comments

Esther Asbury said…
Such a cool background and I love that fun sentiment!
Great background to show off that gal and she is colored perfectly too. The sentiment is so fun too.
Becca Yahrling said…
Wow, fabulous coloring. Such a cool card.
tonyamaries said…
Awesome coloring and color combo!
Linda Dicks said…
That card is just darling. The sentiment days it all.
~amy~ said…
Oh I love this! Fun images!
Billie A said…
Fun background of cups and sweet image. Great card.
What a darling image (gal) and an amazing card. Great colors and just a super design.
New Creations said…
So cool and pretty, love your coloring!
Cindy C. said…
So cool, fabulous coloring. TFS.
Fikreta said…
its wonderful card!
Dee Earnshaw said…
sweet card - love the background:)
Hetty said…
Beautiful card, great coloring.
Lisa said…
Love this! Fantastic background and awesome coloring!

Popular posts from this blog

Christmas in July with Imagine Crafts & Stencil Girl!

Hello! Have you heard? The Imagine AIRs have been hopping with Stencil Girl! If you have been here before, you know I loooove me some stencils, so this collaboration was very exciting for me! The teams are hopping for 3 consecutive Saturdays, and this is week 2. I have the entire list of hop links at the bottom of the post. Be sure you don't miss anyone! I decided to to create an extra large gift tag with my new stencils. Using red cardstock, I taped down the Journal Texture #8 Stencil  and inked it up with Golden Glitz Delicata ink . I promise you, this is the BEST gold ink you will ever use! The Journal stamp only has 2 diamonds on it (it's a 4x4" stencil), so after I inked up the first pair, I moved over the stencil, lined it up, and inked again. Next I wanted to do something textural with the Urban Insiders Star . So I took some evergreen cardstock, taped down the star, and slathered on some yummy Iridescent Green Creative Medium . After the medium dried, I ga

Deco Art and Andy Skinner Hop

This is a very exciting week for the Stampendous team! We are hanging out with the ultra cool Deco Art Mixed Media team, each using each other's products to share some incredible creations with you. These companies go hand in hand, so using each other's products is easy. And the results are amazing. We are of course featuring Andy Skinner's stamps, who is the DecoArt International Education Coordinator.  And yup, there are prizes! But I want you to go to the Stampendous Blog for all of that info. The link is at the bottom of the post. Now, on to my project. I made a cool wall hanging today. I started off with a piece of MDF and I drilled 2 holes, and covered it with DecoArt's white Gesso. After it dried, I used Andy's Alcohol and Media fluid Acrylics Layering Technique. You can check out his how-to video HERE . Needless to say, it's a great technique, and I loved doing it. Once I finished with the aforementioned technique, I sealed the piece w

Remembering Aletha

Greetings, Friends. This post today is part of a very special blog hop. We are celebrating the life of an amazingly talented artist and friend. The crafting community lost Aletha Jane Williams on May 5, 2019. Those of us that worked with her on Design Teams or on Challenge Blogs all agree that she was one of the sweetest and most talented women we knew. We are not here to mourn her loss though. This hop is happening in conjunction with a very special celebration of her life and her art that her husband Bob is holding in her home city of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Please join us in honoring our incredibly creative friend Aletha . My card features the "Remembering Aletha" Sprite, which Mitzi (owner and artist of Aurora Wings ) created specifically for this hop. She is generously giving the digi away to all, over on her blog. This sweet Sprite looks so much like Aletha, and I know she would have been honored. If you download this digi for yourself, please be sure to give a huge "