Sunday, December 13, 2015

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - Nat'l Cocoa Day!

Today I have another card for the Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop -
 Today is National Cocoa Day and I had the perfect stamp from Stamplorations Caffeinated Christmas for my card!
To create my background I inked the Intersecting Brick Circles stencil from Stencil Girls - first sponging with Ranger Distress Vintage Photo all over the panel - and then just around the edges with Ground Espresso.  Then I used the Artplorations Coffee Cup stencil with Wendy Vecchi Black Embossing paste.
After the embossing paste dried - I stamped the Co-Coa-Co sentiment with True Black ink and added the little holly from K and Co on a foam dot.
Are you joining in on the hop?  There are lots of wonderful prizes to be won!! You'll find all the coffee/cocoa/tea cards on the Holiday Coffee Lovers blog  here.

I'm linking my card to:
Stamplorations December Challenge

 
Stamps:  Caffeinated Christmas - Stamplorations
Paper:  Kraft, Dark Chocolate - PTI
Ink:  Ranger Distress Vintage Photo and Ground Espresso, True Black - PTI
Accessories:  Wendy Vecchi Black Embossing Powder, Intersecting Brick Circles Stencil - Stencil Girls, Coffee Cup Stencil - Artplorations, Holly - Layered Accents - K&Co, foam dots.


32 comments:

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wonderful Julia! Love that background stencil, and the black paste for the coffee cup was a brilliant idea. The little sprig of holly is a fabulous festive touch! hugs :)

Jerrie said...

Wowza! Your card is wild for coffee!! I love it!!

Michele Henderson said...

I love this terrific brick stencil pattern! It reminds me of the gorgeous plazas in South America, the origin of hot cocoa! Perfect!
Holiday Hugs,
Michele

Lisa said...

Oooohhh! Love this! How rich and screams Java to me... yum! Happy Cocoa Day!

KellyJean said...

So super cool!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

cool background. TFS

Hetty said...

Beautiful card.

~amy~ said...

Yay! That's MY card...I love it Julia!

Redanne said...

Such a wonderful card for the occasion Julia, I just LOVE that stenciled background!! Hugs, Anne xx

Ann said...

Wonderful, love how you used the cup stencil.

Sue Reynolds said...

Love the silhouette technique you used on the cup, and background stenciling. Great card.

Annette Allen said...

WOW that background is fabulous.. so creative and AWESOME.. love it

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Julia, love how you used that stencil! Nice to visit your blog again, Happy Holidays!

Vicki Dutcher said...

A.MAZ.ING! What a fabulous use of the stencils and I love that black embossing paste!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow, this looks amazing! I love that fabulous stencilled background! So rich looking!

Diane Jaquay said...

Hi Julia! I love YOUR stenciled background, WOW, it looks so great with the coffee cup! Wonderful card!

Laurie Unger said...

How cool is this! Awesome!

Mandy LaCroix said...

OH this is SUPER COOL! I LOVE how you did that black embossing paste through the stencil. I had to read up to see how you did it - it just looks great. Brilliant! So well done!

Helen F. said...

GREAT background, Julia

Rebecca Yahrling said...

This is awesome - looks like real coffee in that cup with that background.

Loll said...

Very cool design Julia. LOVE the warm cocoa colours to celebrate ... cocoa!! :) Love that cup stencil and need to add it to my wish list. :) xx

A Pink said...

What a fabulous original card! Julia with a real contemporary feel . Wonderful stenciling . hugs x

Happy Dance said...

That's an incredible stenciled background. The shading is wonderful! Love that you let it shine through that sweet cup. What an amazing design. Very cool! Bev

D.Ann C said...

GORGEOUS background!!

Becca Cruger said...

Oooooooohhhh that background is so warm and inviting! This card has all the flair of a coffee shop. Gorgeous and I am beyond honored that someone as talented as you is using my stamps!!

Maura Hibbitts said...

very cool mosaic background in cocoa! subtle cup image pulls it all together!

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful! Love how you created the background!

Shelly said...

WOW! This is awesome!!

Helen Gullett said...

Wow! Totaly cool project with the stencil!

StampingbugKerry said...

Yummy stencil work. Love the dark, rich coffee colors. :)

Julie B said...

Love the background to your festive coffee card.
Thanks for linking up at STAMPlorations and Merry Christmas. :)

LauraJane:) said...

Warm and Cozy!! Thanks for playing at STAMPlorations!

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