Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Coffee Lovers Spring and Summer Blog Hop - Now You Get a Discount

Another card for the Coffee Lovers Spring and Summer Blog Hop.  The end of the hop is looming near - Friday 6/1 at 6 pm Pacific time - so I'm trying to get at least one more card in for a chance at all those prizes!!
Today's card is a birthday card for someone approaching my age or older - which a lot of my friends are!  We're finding more and more discounts offered to us 'Senior Citizens'!  One of the many perks of reaching maturity!
I had this cute wooden coffee cup from Hobby Lobby.  I colored it with yellow and purple watered Distress inks (but it really just made brown on the natural wood!).  I filled the heart opening  on the cover with Autumn Red Crystal Nuvo Drops and the openings on the cup area with Golden Sunset Glitter Novo Drops.  The sentiment is from Literary Caffeine-ations from StampLorations.  The die cut frame is from the Mix and Mat Berry Boughs die set from PTI.  I watercolor washed the background with green and blue watercolor paints.  Inside I stamped "Happy Birthday" and a little coffee cup stamp.

I'm also linking my card to:
They are celebrating their 4th Birthday with a DT blog hop. 
 Check out their blog to see how you can win prizes!
They are celebrating their 9th Birthday!

Stamps:  Literary Caffeine-ations - Stamplorations.
Ink:  Hero Hues Black
Paper:  Watercolor paper - Canson, Vintage Jadeite, white - PTI
Accssories:  wooden coffeecup - Hobby Lobby, Mix and Mat Berry Boughs die set - PTI, Autumn Red Crystal Nuvo Drops, Golden Sunset Glitter Nuvo Drops, Tombow glue,  watercolor paints, brush, water.

21 comments:

Kelly Booth said...

Love it and the background is perfect!!

~amy~ said...

LOL...I do love that sentiment. Great wood veneer coffee cup too!

Charmaine Stack said...

Ah, Julia, what a lovely fresh card, and a clever sentiment! I like the combo of the watercolour wash background and the die cut framing. Thanks for sharing. I only managed one card for this hop, which for me is awesome! LOL!

vinita jain said...

So pretty, love it!

Bonnie said...

Love this wood cup with the watercolor background! That frame is so pretty! Think it needs to go on my wish list!

Mac Mable said...

Your card has made me laugh out loud (the sentiment that is !!)...love it x

Karen Letchworth said...

I really like the "grungy" look of the coffee cup on the clean white background. It's a great contrast, and a really fabulous card.

MariLynn said...

Ha ha. That is a great way of looking at it. Love your little coffee cup

Verna Angerhofer said...

That is a hoot! Great way to look at getting to a milestone birthday.

Lisa said...

So pretty! Love the soft watercolor background!

Loll said...

That wooden coffee cup is awesome! Love it with the "staining" to bring out a deep natural colour. The added glitter from the yellow and red is fantastic Julia! You are really rockin' the coffee blog hop! xx

Jane said...

Well that’s one perk about getting older then, wish it was true! Thanks for linking up and joining in with AAA Cards birthday celebrations!

Craft-E-Place said...

Fabulous and fun! I love the sentiment.
Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards

Susan said...

Love that wooden coffee cup - a great find! And a great sentiment too - definitely one of the perks of getting older!

nancy littrell said...

Love how you stained your wooden coffee cup to bring out the wood grain. Adding a pastel watercolor background really brought your cup to the fore front. Such sweet framing too. TFS Julia. Hugs...

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! The wood cup is a stunning touch! Beautiful card!!!

Billie A said...

Yup.. love those senior discounts.. great card and fun wood cup

butterfly said...

I'm not sure that works in the UK - you keep paying full price for coffee! Lovely card.
Alison x

Fikreta said...

so great card!

Dandi93 said...

Cute card and love the sentiment... loving those discounts

Tracie Pond said...

Haha...fun sentiment. Thank you for playing with AAA Cards for our 4th birthday challenge. =) Tracie