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Monday, September 29, 2014

Mr Cardmaker Has All the Coffee Goodness without the "Nervous and Jerkies"

This is my second posting today.  Scroll down for more!
Well, I was caught up in the maelstrom that is the Coffee Lovers Bloghop, today, and at the last minute, I decided to run to the craft room and come up with an entry.

I have ONE coffee stamp set, which is weird, considering my GREAT love of coffee AND stamping, and I used it to make a mask, so I could stamp this--

Please forgive my photo quality today. I am out of AA batteries for my camera, so I had to use my phone.  Foo...

Well, I am SO bummed that the gold did not photograph.  There is a beautiful gold wash on all of the cups, and over the lettering.

Maybe in this view?
Well, this is a tiny bit better.  Anyway, I love that I was able to stamp this multitude of coffee cups, and with the help of some copics, I gave them some depth and movement.  I used some Distress Ink on the edges, and it really made a BIG difference on giving the cups depth and that "coffee goodness" feeling.
I embossed the sentiment with Early Espresso embossing powder from Stampin' Up, and I think it's a MUCH better choice here over black. Plus, the shine is so nice!
I placed my bling in such a way that it is only a partial reveal behind my image panel, so as not to let it take too much focus.

The interior employed some paper piecing, and a VERY vintage-y look, thanks to my inky fingers--
Again, sorry for the quality of the photo...

I LOOOOOOOVE coffee!  Juan Valdez should be canonized, IMHO!

I am SO glad I made it in on the fun today.  Everyone has done an AMAZING job!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
All Best--


  1. woooww your card is stunning Mr the colors the sentiment and the arrangement..great masking too, CLEVER coffee Card...I am joining the hop too...if you wanna look at my card it is number 46, on the linky party...would be glad if you could visiting me back...A very happy National Coffee Day for you too :)

  2. What a fantastic card! I love the black embossed title against this incredibly awesome background!!! Completely inspiring and so very cool! TFS and a happy National Coffee Day to you sir!!! :)

  3. This is awesome Richard! I love the colors and depth you created!

  4. I love your card and that sentiment is perfect!!

  5. Richard your card is so awesome, I LOVE the background perfect for the hop!

  6. Your coffee card looks AMAZING, Richard. The inking and background stamping are absolutely awesome! I can't believe that you whipped it up so quickly and effortlessly! The photo quality is great! No need to apologize!

  7. Wow, Richard. This is so awesome.. LOVE the copic coloring and distress inking.

  8. What a great card and I love that we have a gentleman card maker on this hop!

  9. Oh my gosh this is so pretty!!! I love the vintage look and the sentiment you use.

  10. You. Are. Amazing.!!! Seriously rocked this hop, dear friend! You know I'm a big fan, but this is crazy good! Love that you did this hop, Sir Richard! Hope you're well....

  11. That is stunning. The colors and the gold and the multitude of cups and I really love the corner treatments! You rock sweetpea.

  12. Very nice card. Love the embossing of the sentiment. Your card is so rich looking!

  13. This is AWESOME. That's some serious masking! Love the design and the glimmer!
    Thanks for linking up to the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop♡

  14. Wow! This is one HANDSOME card, Richard!
    Congrats on being one of the coffee lover winners!

  15. Very nice Richard!! And congrats on the win!!
    =] Michele

  16. Congrats on your Win Mister are a lucky boy...:) enjoy your prize sir :)


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