Monday, September 29, 2014

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. My inspiration is the 1983 National Coffee Association Coffee Achiever commercial. The slogan was "Coffee gives you the Serenity to Dream it, and the Vitality to do it!. Starring a who's who of 1983 celebrities including David Bowie and Cicely Tyson.

Fine pigment brown marker used to draw the frame and write the sentiment. The images are all from Crafty Secrets Coffee & Tea stamp set, stamped with Papertrey Ink's Dark Chocolate. The frame is stamped with Pure Poppy and is from Stampology.

The happy bean is stamped on the inside.


Simon Says Anything Goes. It's a spinner card with a butterfly made of three layers of tissue paper cut with the butterfly die from Pretty Peonies, stamped with the matching image in Soft Stone.

I cut a small piece of plastic packaging, folded it in half and matched it up with the butterfly layers. Then poked a whole and inserted a brad.

Then I put the brad through a paper layer of the top of the spinner element. I used the cut out of the spinner line to trace the space and wrote "flutter" in pencil several times. Then traced over it with a fine line pigment marker, then erased the pencil lines. I cut the spinner element twice and glued all the parts together. The top mat is attached with a single layer of foam tape.

Finishing Touch

Simon Says Finishing Touch. I used Simply Chartreuse cardstock (Papertrey Ink), some gold acrylic craft paint. Applied Wild Honey Distress Stain through Tim Holtz'  Dot Fade Stencil. The stamps are from Club Scrap's Solstice kit.

This is an interactive piece for someone going through chemo. The iron filings are in an Impression Obsession Shake It Square Pouch. It makes the lightest weight iron filing card I've made so far. Place the pouch face down, add some iron filings, remove the adhesive cover, add a solid line of glossy accents. Put a light weight on the back cover and wait until it has dried (I learned this the hard way). If you have spilled any iron filings wrap a magnet in a coffee filter and then pick up all the iron filings. Open the iron filings container hold the coffee filter over it, and remove the magnet. The iron filings drop effortlessly into the container. Much much easier then trying to remove the iron filings from the magnet. Trust me. I learned this the hard way too.

I used 2.5" square die from Spellbinders to cut the opening for the pouch. It's a snug fit, but can be opened a little more if desired with the edge of a scissor. Run a line of Glossy Accents around the edge of the Shake-It Pouch and put the cover over it, running a finger around the edge of the opening.

I stamped the Solstice image again on a scrap of cardstock and used glossy accents to attach it to the top of a very strong magnet (the weak magnets barely move the iron filings. After it dries I cut off the excess cardstock. Be prepared for your scissors to stick to the magnet while you cut lol.