Friday, June 23, 2017

Loving the Coffee Hop

It's Day One of the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and I've got an Anne Taintor-inspired card with vintage digi stamp and sentiment typed out in a typewriter font. It's a little less snarky than my cards up on the a2z Scrapbooking blog today.



You can see the stars and glitter line stickers at the top and bottom of the coffee cup panel shining in this pic below.


I used the Hero Arts Digital Stamp set called Make Your Own Sewing Fashion ($11.99 for a ton of sewing images and sentiments) for the woman. 

I colored her red, white and blue and put her on cherry paper to make her summer-themed. Then I realized, one doesn't wear capes in summer. It might even be a wool cape. Ah well, she might be toasty in her outfit if she's outside, but if she's at the office, she might be all right, depending on how frigid the air conditioner is!

The coffee cup background is from the Hero Arts Caffeine Fix Digital Stamps. I'm not great with digis, and couldn't figure out how to lighten the cups, so I just used a piece of vellum to make the background less busy.

Special blog reader benefit--if you head to the a2z Scrapbooking store and put in $25 or more in your cart, you can use my super-secret buddy code to get 15% off! It's CHARK15 but you didn't hear it from me. You can almost always find a 10% off code in the store, but 15 is greater than 10...and even this English major knows that. lololol.

Giveaway: Leave a comment on any or all of my Coffee Hop posts this week here on my blog (you can leave one comment per post for more chances to win) and you'll be entered to win either two Hero Arts stencils (for overseas friends) or this Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle die set (for U.S. buds). 


Commenting closes July 1 at 11:59 pm EST.



Happy Friday!
Chark


36 comments:

  1. I love Ann Taintor stuff. This is fab. Great sentiment and retro feel. Brilliant using the vellum. xxD

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  2. How smart and encouraging!! Love all the details! Thanks for sharing Char!

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  3. Great coloring and love your images!

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  4. Very funny card...love retro idea. Thanks.

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  5. The card is beautiful. I love the style retro

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  6. She looks perfect for the office! The vellum over the coffee cups worked great. Wonderful card!

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  7. Such a fun card, love the vintage feel!

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  8. Fashionable & stylish.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  9. Love the retro vibe to this lovely card!
    It may be 90* outside, but at work inside, I
    always need a jacket! lol

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  10. I love retro and you made a great card with lovely images.

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  11. This card made me smile :) Love your idea to cover with vellum. And I did not know Hero Arts had digital stamps!!

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  12. Fun retro card! Love the cherry paper with this.

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  13. I didn't even know that Hero Arts made digital products...so I already learned something new! Love this retro image (she reminds me of an flight attendant ..(or stewardess as they called them back in the day)and really like your word strip sentiment

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  14. Great card! Love the design and that awesome vintage feel!

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  15. Another adorable card! I love the retro look! Your backgrounds are awesome and very clever! Thanks for the inspiration and for the opportunity to win!

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  16. Awesome design. So great to see a new type for a change. Love the vintage style of that lady.

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  17. Very cute--I like how you colored her outfit and the cherry paper.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  18. Lovely card, love those sentiments!!'

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  19. Char, I love the vintage images. They are well colored and presented. Sylvia D.

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  20. Awesome card! Love the black, white and red combo! Pretty layering and details!

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  21. Crafted beautifully Charlene, very cool!!!

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  22. wow, such an sophisticated card, I love the sentiment.

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  23. Love the vintage feel and the fun sentiments!

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  24. Love the retro feel on your card!

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  25. All of your elements on this card are perfect! Love the retro feel and that cherry patterned paper. Perfect!

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  26. Cool retro and fashionable lady! Love the sentiment too!

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  27. I remember have one of those capes (maybe
    even more). Mother sewed and then I started
    so we always kept up with the fashions.
    Lovely card.
    thanks for bringing back memories.

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