Coffee Lovers HOP

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Today’s card was created as part of the 2022 Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. Dare 2B Artzy is a sponsor of this amazing HOP and I am excited to be participating in the HOP. If you need to go back and check out all of the sponsors and amazing coffee themed cards and inspiration you can click the link here: Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog

Anyone who knows me knows, I love coffee so this is always right up my alley. I created my coffee themed card using some new products from Dare 2B Artzy as well as some of my favorite coffee themed Artzy stamps that have been out for a while.

To start, I took a page from Jennifer McGuire’s playbook and had to try the double foiling technique. I started out by heating up a solid rectangle hot foil plate. I use the one from Waffle Flower stamps. I let this get hot and even let it heat beyond the solid green light on my Spellbinders Glimmer machine.

Using my solid plate from Waffle Flower, I created a solid rectangular foiled piece of cardstock using some Spellbinders Espresso Bean foil. This is a nice rich, dark foil color that looks like your favorite coffee bean.

Next, I cut a second piece of foil from some Spellbinders Moondust foil which is my favorite. I cut this piece to be a tiny bit larger than my Artzy Deco hot foil plate.

I placed the Artzy Deco hot foil plate on my Glimmer machine and let it get extremely hot once again. My sandwich is the same except that instead of using a blank piece of Hammermill cardstock, I am using the one that I solid foiled the lovely Espresso Bean to create the solid foiled cardstock. Anywhere that the little flourish pattern is on the Artzy Deco plate will foil and because I am using the previously solid foiled Expresso Bean as my paper you will see the wonderful, rich espresso brown through the Moondust hot foil. It is such a cool technique and opens so many possibilities in creating fun hot foiled backgrounds and images.

Using the foiled background, I created a frame using the Dare 2B Artzy Double Stitched Rectangle dies. This gives me a nice, foiled frame for my card background.

To create the background on the card, I used the Latte Love stamp set from Dare 2B Artzy. This one is one of my all-time favorites as I love the coffee word background which is what I used to create the background for this card. I stamped the background with some brown ink. The stamp measures 1 3/8 x 5 3/8 so I stamped it 3 times, rotating it each time to create the background. I also added a bit of sparkle by tracing over some of the letters with my Jelly Roll Stardust pen.

Once my stamped background was completed, I layered my Artzy Deco foiled frame on top with some score-tape.

I stamped and colored my coffee & sweets image from the new Dare 2B Artzy Bistro stamp set. I love all the fun topsy turvy coffee cups in this stamp. I colored the fun image with my Sketch marker Brush alcohol markers. I did cut out the stamped image with the Bistro coordinating dies, but I ended up fussy cutting a bit closer to the image.

I used the new Dare 2B Artzy Mini Hugs Tag Die which I cut from some teal-green cardstock. I tied some brown polka dot ribbon to the tag. I added my stamped image to the tag with some dimensional foam and added the tag to the background with some dimensional foam as well.

Finally, I stamped, and heat embossed the sentiments, “Life Happens” and “Coffee Helps” from the Bistro stamp set. I used Stamplistic Toes in the Water embossing powder. I cut the sentiments with the layering sentiment tag dies from the Dare 2B Artzy Bistro/Little Village die set. I added the sentiments to the card panel with a double layer of foam tape.

For some final additions, I used some large gumdrop embellishments in brown from my stash and I had a tiny little coffee cup shaped button that I took the back off of it and added it to the lower right corner with some dimensional foam. It says I love coffee! It is the perfect finishing touch to my card.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you’ve enjoyed my card for the Coffee Lovers Card HOP featuring products from Dare 2B Artzy.

Dare 2B Artzy is having a sale this week in celebration of the Coffee Lovers HOP. You can use the code below to get 10% off all Dare 2B Artzy products this week. You can check out the other Artzy Design Team inspiration for the Coffee Lovers HOP here: 2022 Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers HOP

I’ve linked all the products used in today’s card below.

Have a coffee-fueled, Artzy day!