Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop – Day Four!

Today is Day Four of the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  What is that?  It’s a quarterly hop that follows the seasons (Summer, Fall, Winter + Spring).  That also determines the theme of your projects.  Make sure you check out the hop post HERE.  There are 77 Super Sponsors!  To be eligible for any of the prizes upload a newly created Summer themed project that includes coffee, tea and/or cocoa!

If you aren’t a member already, you should check out the Coffee Loving Papercrafters FB group.  It is filled with the nicest how helpful and encouraging everybody is!

I stumbled upon Laura Bray’s blog one day…There’s always an instant connection for me with crafters but even more so if they are in the  lovely pacific northwest.  We started chatting and then she let me know that she was going to be releasing a brand new Tea set!  Well, that officially happened on June 19th:  Tea in the Garden stamp set 
Check out how I was inspired by this fantastic stamp set:
I decided to use the large flower as a background pattern.  I stamped it willy nilly with Versafine Onyx and colored it with various Zig Clean Color Markers.  I filled in the ‘white space’ by watercoloring it with my Kuretake Gansai Tambi paints. 

I decided to make a black scallop frame using a now retired Waltzing Mouse Scallop Rectangle and the Hero Arts Rectangle Infinity Dies.  I adhered the frame to a vellum panel.  I stamped and colored the sweet tea pot and tea cup with my Zigs and fussy cut them out.  they’ve been mounted with foam dimensionals.  

What seemed to take the longest was my sentiment.  I couldn’t figure out what to use but then decided on the Simon Says Stamp Painted Friend Wafer Die.  I love how this all came together!

Check out Laura’s fabulous packaging with her Tea in the Garden Stamp Set:

We’re super thrilled to have Laura Bray Designs as a brand new Super Sponsor for the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  Make sure you check out her blog HERE and her shop HERE!  Link up a project for a chance to win of the the Two – Tea in the Garden Stamp Sets that Laura is giving away!
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22 thoughts on “Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop – Day Four!”

  1. Well I'm so glad to learn about Laura Bray designs – I've never seen them before but I'm also a Bray so it's fitting! ��

  2. This is so pretty with the tea set matching the fab flower background, Amy. Love the vellum, too. xxD

  3. *Squeal* I spy a birdie in that set!! 🙂 I love birdies!!!
    Love your darling card, too. I think the "friend" die was the perfect sentiment to add to it. In green, of course. 🙂

  4. Amy, this is an absolutely beautiful card! So many wonderful details, right down to your subtly painted background. Just gorgeous!

  5. How sweet! I like the blocking off a bit with vellum to set the main part aside without loosing the background!

  6. that flower and your coloring oh so beautiful
    and the cup and tea pot has the same flower ooh I love!!
    so many lovely Item on a card…love that DIES too
    Awesome made…Amy…

  7. Soooo pretty! Love the back ground and love the vellum backdrop for your images and sentiment! And I just Need to take a moment to tell you how much I appreciate all you do to make this hop so much fun! Thank youuuuu!

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