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!