Friday, May 11, 2018

Coffee Talk with friends...


Hello there Joy Clair and Coffee Loving papercrafter fans!  It's Kerry here and I'm joining my fellow Joy Clair designers and my fellow CLC designers for a special hop today featuring the deeeelish coffee/tea/cocoa sets from Joy Clair.  They're the perfect additions to your drink collection and we hope you find our creations inspiring!  

To celebrate this hop, Joy Clair is giving away $25 gift certificates to TWO lucky winners.  Leave us a comment by 11:59 EST on 5/18 for your chance to win!  Winners will be chosen at random from all the comments received and will be announced on the Joy Clair blog on 5/31 and on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog on 5/19.   

**And as an added bonus, one commenter on MY post will receive their very own custom stamp from Joy Clair.  Yes, they provide custom stamps too,  so check 'em out HERE!  

For this hop, I created two fun little cards featuring the new Coffee Talk set and the ever popular Tea Party Background stamp.  

I used pretty much the same layout for both of these cards.  To create this first card, I stitched the background paper to form a "steam" design then stamped the latte cup (and the Lion foam art) using my Misti and Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I cut my Tea Party background stamp so that I could have two strips of images.  After cutting the strips, I cut out one rose teacup and one plain teacup so that I could make this background stamp more versatile.  After stamping the two tiny mugs, I colored each mug using some of my softest Copic colors.  To finish things off,  I added some Nuvo Drops Pearl and Black and flicked a bit of Nuvo Clear Shimmer on for good measure.  I also stamped the mmmm sentiment and mounted everything onto black cardstock before mounting it with foam squares onto a white card base.  
 I just love the Lion Foam Art!  So unique and so awesome! Faith and Coffee...Hand in hand!  :)
The stitches just make this card so deelish!  
Now this second card is a layered delight.  I created the background using a stencil from Fun Stampers Journey.  I distressed some Memento color onto the stencil and then applied a few pieces of washi tape onto the panel then, stitched away!  I stamped and colored the latte mug and Lion Foam art with Copic markers.  Last up was applying some kraft paper bag.  This added a bit of dimension and gave a nod to my love affair with texture.  
I layered a scrap of green cardstock onto the stamped panel then added another kraft layer to make it appear to be a stack of papers.  I love this effect!
And yes, COFFEE IS my love language.  Is it yours?  

Thank you for stopping by!  Please head on over to Helen's blog to see her gorgeous creation!  If you're lost and want to get back on track, I've provided the complete blogroll below.  Have a GREAT rest of the hop!  Have fun!  

Kerry Urbatch (That's ME!)

57 comments:

  1. Kerry, these are both spectacular! I love the new coffee set!

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    1. Thanks Amy. I SOOO love this Foam Art set! It is very unique and I love that it has so many designs for the foam. I'm hoping Joy Clair will come out with many more images that will be compatible with this set! Can you imagine some common sentiments in the cup?

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  2. What adorable cards. I love the stitching.

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    1. Thank you. I'm a stitch-a-holic. Just like coffee, I have a little love affair with my sewing machine! LOL

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  3. Love both cards, nice design

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    1. Thank you Diana! It was a fun adventure playing with this new set! :)

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  4. Both of your cards are coffeeriffic! I love the black and white card as I think they are so hard to do and yours is great! The sentiment on your other card is funny!

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    1. The black and white is my favorite too! I'm not really good at CAS so this is pretty much as close as it will get with me! LOL. Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Love both of these cards... the stitching is so cool... I really need to find room to set up a small sewing machine!... awesome cards and so excited to be hopping along with both DT... lots of awesomeness!

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    1. YES, you do need a machine! I have a standard sewing machine and a needle dedicated to just my cards. It works well! Thanks!

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  6. Love both these cards!! The black and white is awesome! The Lion is very cool!

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    1. The black and white is my favorite too! I LOVE the Lion. I was so excited to see this image in Foam Art! Wow!!! Love it!!!

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  7. Love the stitching and the black and white.

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    1. Thank you, me too. It's my favorite one out of the two!

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  8. WOW! Thought I could live without that set but then seeing what you've done with it....wow, that stitching--beautiful work!

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    1. Ha ha...Yes, you NEED this set. It's a must have. I hope they come out with even more additions to this set!

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  9. Your cards look so different-I love both!
    The stitching and soft colors are so pretty on the first card, but I really love that gorgeous green on the second card.
    on the second card

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    1. Thank you so much Lucy. I make one-offs...Only one card at a time...only originals. Just go in with no plan and play! That's my style! These were fun to create!

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  10. Love your cards! I can't wait to get that set inky!!!

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    1. It is an awesome set! I need more parts for it! HE HE HE!

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  11. That lion foam art is fabulous! And all that stitching - yum!
    Beautiful cards! Love all your textures.

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    1. Yes, I agree Rebecca! When I saw it I just KNEW that was the image I had to use. So unique, so fun, so fabulous!

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  12. Both cards are beautiful, but I'm in love with the first one for some reason!

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    1. Me too Monica. I think that's why I chose that one to be the lead. ;)

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  13. COFFEE, COFFEE, COFFEE! Definitely my language too! Haha! I agree with you I really think that stitching the cards with thread really does finish the card off better! I also like the color choices and style designs of your 2 cards!

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    1. YES! All the coffeeeee! Thanks so much for your sweet comment. I love stamping and stitching on cards. I'm happy my sewing machine is only a chair twirl away from my stamping table! HA HA.

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  14. Very pretty cards. I like the stitching in the backgrounds.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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    1. Thank you so much Sue. I love stitching on cards! Love it so much! Thanks for stopping by!

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  15. Awesome cards! Love the stitching detail! Love that Lion Foam Art design!

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  16. Both your cards with the cups with the Latte Art Lion in it are just gorgeous.
    Like the stiched lines toooo.

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    1. Thanks. I’ve tried my hand at making foam art in my coffee and have failed miserably so this is one way to feel successful! Haha!

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  17. Incredible cards! Love them - your embellishments are so perfect!

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    1. Thank you so much Jennifer! It was fun picking the perfect parts to add to my cards!

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  18. I love the soft colors, and the sentiment about coffee being a love language is perfect!

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    1. Thank you Christine. It IS a love language...and speaks to so many across the world, across cultures...It is such a shared experience! :)

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  19. Fantastic cards! Love the soft touch of color and the stitching adds so much great texture.

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    1. Thank you Dana...That's what I was aiming for. I can't seem to do without a bit of texture on my wanna-be CAS creation. LOL.

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  20. Love the stitching and all the great texture!

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    1. Thank you Stacy! Straight up texture freak here! WOOP!

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  21. Great image! Great project! TFS!

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  22. I really love these muted tones, Kerry. What a fun card. Thanks for the coffee inspiration!
    Blessings,
    Karen Letchworth
    www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much! I tried hard to pull most of the color out of the first card- I wanted it to be mostly black/white. The other one, well, I went overboard and green. LOL

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  23. Wow Kerry, your cards are absolutely gorgeous!!!

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  24. Beautiful cards, Kerry.
    I love the grrrr in the coffee!

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  25. Amazing cards Kerry! I love the colors that you chose and your perfect combination. Hugs!

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  26. Love both cards and the added stitching!

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  27. Kerry, you know a ADORE your cards!!! Super cool!

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