Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Day Five: I like you a latte + Hero Arts Giveaway!

Hello!  Today is Day Five of the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  I’m so thrilled to be a part of this hop and hope you enjoy all the inspiration!
Have you hopped around to see all of the amazing projects?!  I’m totally inspired by everyone’s creativity!  Today I have a fun post, I posted this on IG and FB last week:

Hero Arts sent me a couple of Sand to Chocolate Brown Ombre Ink Pads….It’s perfect for all those awesome coffee, tea &/or cocoa cards:

cardbase:  american crafts  cardstock:  recollections/110 stamps:  hero arts/need caffeine  ink:  hero arts sand to chocolate brown ombre  other:  tim holtz tissue tape, studio calico wood veneer, stampin’ up sequins
Doesn’t the ombre look AWESOME with that latte image from the Hero Arts Need Caffeine set?!

What works best are solid images so that the ombre really shines through!

Here’s another card I whipped up using 2 different ombre pads:
cardstock:  recollections/110, stampin’ up melon mambo  stamps:  hero arts need caffeine/good luck  ink:  hero arts ombre sand to chocolate brown/pink to red, hero arts cup o’ joe dauber  other:  recollections glitter cardstock

Pinterest is such a great inspiration for me.  I knew that I wanted to combine the “You make my world happy” image, from the Hero Arts Good Luck set and those coffee cups but couldn’t figure out a way…Pinterest to the rescue!  I used THIS pin as my inspiration.  I’m super happy with it since I’ve been seeing a lot of awesome repeated stamping techniques via the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  


The splats are ala a Hero Arts Dauber…get ready for it….Cup O’ Joe!  The coffee cups are stamped using the Ombre Pink to Red pad.


So today I have an awesome giveaway compliments of Hero Arts!

I will be giving away the Ombre Sand to Chocolate Brown pad to one lucky winner! Commenting will be open until Saturday, June 13th @ 11:59 pm pacific.  Winner to be posted sometime on my blog Sunday, June 14th!

A Big Shout out to Hero Arts for being a Super Sponsor for the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!!!!

69 thoughts on “Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Day Five: I like you a latte + Hero Arts Giveaway!”

  1. Beautiful ombre effect and stamp, i love the new hero art inks, lovely inspiration!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  2. Both cards are gorgeous! Love your colour combo on the second card! Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. You know how I admire your craft work Amy!! I love both projects and the Ombré Hero Arts ink gave an special effect!!! So great visiting you!!! Have a nice day and regards!!!

  4. I really like your cards! And I have been eying these ombré ink pads for a while! They look so fun!

  5. I'm new to this Blog Hop stuff…but I have a full cup of coffee and all morning…here I go!! ☕️😳😆☕️

  6. Totally forgot I have this set — sheesh. Super fun cards — that ombre ink is great stuff

  7. Love these, amy… I hadn't seen that set before! Love the ombre colors – especially the brown!
    =] Michele

  8. Great cards. Love the Ombre Ink and gold DP on the first one and the second at an angle is so creative. Love that pink to red ombre pad too. Thanks to Hero Arts for being a super sponsor.

  9. These cards are so cute! Love the ombre ink and the stamps are too perfect! Also, I want to tell you just how much I am enjoying the blog hop! So many wonderful crafters, sponsors, and all round nice people! Thanks!

  10. Love those ombre pads and your fab cards! You do SO much, I truly think there's a wonderwoman suit under your everyday clothes, girl!!

  11. fun cards Amy.. I love how you added the sequins on the first and the stamping on the second is perfect.. great designing..

  12. I love your cards! Also love the Hero Arts ombre pads. I have 3, but not the most important coffee colored one! So happy the blog hop goes for a few more days. I'll be able to play soon!

  13. hi Amy! as always, your cards are absolutley darling and so inspiring!! I LOVE the writing in the coffee cups, I do believe you have convinced me that I NEED those stamps!! And Hero Arts convinced me that I NEED those ombre inks, I haven't added them to my collection yet, perhaps I could start with this yummy sand to chocolate brown pad 😉 xoxo

  14. Awesome cards love, love them. That ombre ink looks terrific and thank you very much for the chance to win that awesome ink.

  15. Your cards always make me smile. I am not a lover of coffee but you always make me wish I was! The ways you used the ombre pad rocks!!

  16. Absolutely love both of your cards! I can't believe I still haven't picked up any Ombré ink pads. Your cards definitely make we want to try them out!

  17. I love both cards, Amy! I have been eyeing those Hero Arts ombre ink pads but can't decide which colors to get first. I love the "need caffiene" set…works perfectly with that ink! Thanks for a chance to win!

  18. Wonderfull cards…again Amy.
    Like the links you add in your text and the 2nd card looks totaly different then the pinterest one.

  19. Nice giveaway
    nice hop and I love both of your card the one in brown I love the add of that glitter paper
    and the second one like in an advertising cool add of that gold strip
    how many giveaway do you have Amy
    i cant write it down all hehehe 🙂
    count me in pliizzz ( do you send to Germany too?)
    hugs, Monika

  20. Be still my beating heart! Glitter paper and coffee…*sigh*….Perfection on paper if you ask me. LOVE that stamp. Yep. Might have to do a little shopping later tonight, lol! And the pink one… Angles, coffee cups, pinks, another grand creation. LOVE these two. Really do! Having a blast on this hop, btw…: ) Bev

  21. WOW! Both of your cards are fabulous, Amy. Love the stamp sets and that Ombre Ink~so darn cool!

  22. Love the second card. the pinks are so pretty and I love the angle of the background
    thanks for sharing.

  23. I love the ombré stamping, what cool ink pads. I love the glitter paper and sequins on the first card. I love the design of your second card and the splats are a perfect touch. Beautiful cards.

  24. Ombre fabulousness is going on in that first card and I love the glittery border. Sparkles always make things better (that's my life motto). And the inky splats on the second card are so cool!

  25. Just wanted to pop in and tell you had fabulous these cards are!! Love the ombre brown, so glad Hero Arts brought out this colour, perfect for all coffee lovers!! And your ombre pink tea cups are just dahling.

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