Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

We're excited to play along with the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! We were sponsors back in December for the Winter blog hop, and decided we wanted to be more involved this time! With "Spring" as the theme, we decided we would play around with a fresh palette of corals and sky blues. For this project, we used our Let's Chat stamp set for the imagery and our new Wonderful Women stamp set for the sentiment. Doesn't the word "Lovely" just sound like Spring?!

We played around with ombre effects on the plate decoration and the stamped sentiment. For the leafy plate design, we used three shades of Copics to create the gradient around the plate. On the sentiment, we used shades of Distress Ink, ranging from Abandoned Coral to Barn Door. Pick up the lightest shade on the entire stamp, then pick up the middle tone on about half the stamp, then pick up a hint of the darkest shade on the bottom of the stamp. We didn't spritz the stamp with water, but you could do that if you wanted to get a more blended/water-colored look.

We added some coral Copic to the glitter paper to customize it and tie it in a little more. Copic purists are probably cringing hearing that! We were very gentle on the glitter paper, and we made sure to use a low texture glitter paper to avoid sandpapering the tip of our marker. :)

We also used the heart border stamp to create some movement on the card. It was a little bare without it, and it was just the finishing touch the card needed! 

We've had so much fun participating in this blog hop! Thank you Amy Tsuruta for the invitation!

To be inspired head on over to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog!

 

 


73 Responses

Kerry Urbatch
Kerry Urbatch

March 26, 2016

Oh I just love the foam art images you have in your stamp collection. So delish! Thanks for being a super sponsor of this hop. I always have fun participating in this hop!

Zelda
Zelda

March 25, 2016

Such a fun card!

lynda
lynda

March 25, 2016

Fun card!

Jessica Lynn
Jessica Lynn

March 23, 2016

I just love the card that you created for the Coffee Lovers Hop (Spring). Be sure to visit our blog and pick up your Free Brentwood Owl Digital Stamp! ( http://goo.gl/Hq0MAS ) Have a great day! – Jessica Lynn

Denise Bryant
Denise Bryant

March 23, 2016

Love this awesome card! What a treat it would be to get that in the mailbox!

Becca Cruger
Becca Cruger

March 23, 2016

Movement is right! This card makes my heart go pitter patter in all the right places. I am crushing on that ombre stamped sentiment! Thank you for being an amazing sponsor of the hop and helping it to be even MORE fun for us!

kelly
kelly

March 22, 2016

great card. love the perspective of this coffee set.

Karen Letchworth
Karen Letchworth

March 22, 2016

Hello friends at Concord & 9th
I just wanted to stop by to say a big THANK YOU for being a Super Sponsor for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog. This is a big event, and it wouldn’t be possible without awesome and generous sponsors like you. I pray that you will be blessed in return for your act of kindness in the crafting community. It’s greatly appreciated.
Karen Letchworth
www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

carly pool
carly pool

March 22, 2016

I really love this set of stamps! I have been meaning to buy it and I sure will for the next hop! Beautiful work, thanksfor being a sponsor!!!!

Andrea Shell
Andrea Shell

March 22, 2016

What a cute card!

katie brooks
katie brooks

March 21, 2016

sign me up for a cup of that goodness!

Aimee Phillips
Aimee Phillips

March 21, 2016

Love this card created with Concord & 9th Stamps!. Love how its in the shape of a heart :). Love coffee.

Michele K. Henderson
Michele K. Henderson

March 21, 2016

I love this unique design! Great colors too! Thanks for being a super sponsor!
Take care!
Michele

Suchi
Suchi

March 20, 2016

Oh wow! such a gorgeous card!! :)
Suchi xx

Cynthia O.
Cynthia O.

March 20, 2016

Fabulous design and colors! Thanks for sponsoring the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

Lucy E.
Lucy E.

March 20, 2016

What a fresh palette and those images are too awesome!
Thanks for being a Super Sponsor!

Carrie Sheridan
Carrie Sheridan

March 20, 2016

Love that ombré effect on the sentiment and the cups! Great card!

stephanie serrano
stephanie serrano

March 20, 2016

wonderful!

TracyM #6773
TracyM #6773

March 20, 2016

BEAUTIFUL stamps and DELIGHTFUL colours!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your INKY INSPIRATION and being a SUPER SPONSOR too :)

Mary-Anne V.
Mary-Anne V.

March 20, 2016

Love the ombre sentiment and the circular design with the coffee mugs.

Tonya Graham
Tonya Graham

March 19, 2016

Great card! So creative. Love the colors. Thanks for sponsoring the hop. :-)

Helen F.
Helen F.

March 19, 2016

Lovely Spring card with beautiful ombre coloring :-)

Gail Scott
Gail Scott

March 19, 2016

beautiful spring card! Thank you for sponsoring the challenge – I look forward to creating!

AmberS
AmberS

March 19, 2016

Lovley card, especially that color combo!

Celeste Goff
Celeste Goff

March 19, 2016

Wow, what a gorgeous card! Love that Let’s Chat stamp set and will definitely have to snag that one when my finances are a bit more liquid!

Bonnie Sharp
Bonnie Sharp

March 19, 2016

Oh yes….I love, Love LOVE it – those spring colours are so beautiful!

Indy
Indy

March 19, 2016

Oh this is a fabulous card! Thanks for being a sponsor of this fabulous hop!

Miriam Leech
Miriam Leech

March 19, 2016

I love this stamp set. And the color combination is awesome. Thanks for a fun hop stop!

Bunny
Bunny

March 19, 2016

Thank you for being a sponsor. What a cute card. I love the blue in the card. You cracked me up when you said the Copic purist were cringing. That would be me trying not to ruin my marker.

Angie McKee
Angie McKee

March 19, 2016

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the tiny heart border! Such a lovely touch!

Tracie Pond
Tracie Pond

March 19, 2016

Concord and 9th truly stands for “creativity”. I am always amazed by what you select to be part of your stamp sets. You are always thinking “outside the box”. What stands out to me in this card is how you used the heart border. Cute!!! Thank you for sponsoring the hop. =) Tracie pond – Creations For Kindness

Centellazul(Evita)
Centellazul(Evita)

March 18, 2016

woww adorable card!!!

Dawn~DesignsByDragonfly
Dawn~DesignsByDragonfly

March 18, 2016

Thanks for being a Coffee Lovin’ Super Sponsor.
Your card is wonderful. Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,
Dawn
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot
dmcardmaker {at GMAIL dot com}

Lisa Bzibziak
Lisa Bzibziak

March 18, 2016

This is one of my favorite sets… just love it! And the card is fantastic… thanks so much for being a sponsor!

Vera Yates
Vera Yates

March 18, 2016

This is such a lovely card! Love the pattern on the plate.

Lisascreativeniche
Lisascreativeniche

March 18, 2016

This is beautiful!

Kathy Schweinfurth
Kathy Schweinfurth

March 18, 2016

Oh, super fun coffee card!! I’ll be entering another card into the hop with this set – LOVE IT! Thanks so much for being a Super Sponsor and making this hop even MORE fun!!

kReN K
kReN K

March 18, 2016

There’s quite a buzz in crafty land about Concord & 9th! So many great products to inspire us on. Kudos!

MariLynn DeGroot
MariLynn DeGroot

March 18, 2016

I love how the ombre looks on on the saucers. Thanks for being a super sponsor.

Kim Heggins
Kim Heggins

March 18, 2016

Love your fabulous card!

Kristina Pavlovic
Kristina Pavlovic

March 18, 2016

Thanks for being a Super Sponsor and thanks for the Beautiful card.

Janis in ID
Janis in ID

March 18, 2016

Thank you so much for being a super sponsor for the Coffee Lovers Hop!
Your card is so sweet. Love the colors!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Teri W.
Teri W.

March 18, 2016

I love this! Simple and lovely.

Karen B.
Karen B.

March 18, 2016

Your coffee stamps are so cool with the view you’ve created. Love your card! Thanks for being a sponsor!

Andreea
Andreea

March 18, 2016

What a lovely card! And yes, I agree, lovely sound like spring. Love your stamp set ?

Beverley
Beverley

March 18, 2016

Stunning card & I love the colours. Thanks for being a super sponsor. Hugs Bev x

Ceal
Ceal

March 18, 2016

Fabulous card, love your stamps! thanks for bing a super sponsor!

Doudou2106
Doudou2106

March 18, 2016

So original stamps!! Beautiful card!

Diana Moore
Diana Moore

March 18, 2016

Very pretty. Love the ombre effect.

Ericka Strange
Ericka Strange

March 18, 2016

Love this card and stamp set so pretty.

Terri Burson
Terri Burson

March 18, 2016

What a stunner, this is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for sponsoring. It’s appreciated so much!

Teresa Godines
Teresa Godines

March 18, 2016

Great card!!! Love the colors. Thank you for being a sponsor.

Helen Gullett
Helen Gullett

March 18, 2016

Ohhh…. love love love the card!!! Very lovely :)
Thank you so much for being Super Sponsor!

Arianna Barbara
Arianna Barbara

March 18, 2016

Wow! What a lovely card!!!

Dee Earnshaw
Dee Earnshaw

March 18, 2016

Love the card and great tutorial:)

D.Ann C
D.Ann C

March 18, 2016

Lovely card! Thanks for sponsoring the hop!!

dawn e
dawn e

March 18, 2016

my fav card so far!

Diane
Diane

March 18, 2016

Oh WOW, this is SO awesome! Love the fresh, Spring colors you used, so inviting!

Kaylin Krawczyk
Kaylin Krawczyk

March 18, 2016

Love the card so elegant. I love that stamps set so much fun you can have and create different looks with it.

Carla vdM
Carla vdM

March 18, 2016

Oohhh what alovely card indeed.
Great Latte-art in the Coffee cup, looks almost real ;o)

2amscrapper
2amscrapper

March 18, 2016

fun card! thanks for sponsoring

Cornelia (fun stamping)
Cornelia (fun stamping)

March 18, 2016

LOVE those hearts!!! – Thanks for being a sponsor!

Nikki C
Nikki C

March 18, 2016

What a sweet looking card :)

Jennifer Carter
Jennifer Carter

March 18, 2016

This is a wonderful card!

Ann
Ann

March 18, 2016

Love this card. The red, turquoise and black are so effective together. I have this stamp set, and this is great inspiration for it. Thanks for being a Super Sponsor.

Suzanne Reynolds
Suzanne Reynolds

March 18, 2016

I love the swirling design of the coffee and your saucer design. Thanks for being a Super Sponsor for the Spring Coffee Lovers BlogHop.

Valerie Ward
Valerie Ward

March 18, 2016

Very nice! I love those stamps!

Hetty Sanders
Hetty Sanders

March 18, 2016

Lovely card with a great set of stamps (that I have and love to use!)
Thanks for being such a fab sponsor.

Marci Snee
Marci Snee

March 18, 2016

I don’t drink coffee, but I love the stamp set you used. I’ve been eyeing it up for awhile…to send notecards to my coffee loving friends.

Sylvia
Sylvia

March 18, 2016

Love your card, the Let’s Chat stamp is so cute! Thanks for being a Super Sponsor! Happy hopping and a fabulous Friday to you!

beca yahrling
beca yahrling

March 18, 2016

Thanks for being a sponsor of the hop! Pretty card, too.

~amy~
~amy~

March 18, 2016

oh my goodness…this is absolutely lovely!
Thanks again for being a Super Sponsor AND Hoppin’ with us!

shelly
shelly

March 18, 2016

Oh, this is beautiful!!

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