I got your back! Love, Coffee (& Taniesa AKA:TheCraftyPickle)

Hello,

My name is Taniesa and I am addicted to coffee. I am also addicted to papercrafting so how perfect is this challenge, right?! What Challenge you might ask? Why, it’s that time again, The Summer Coffee Lover’s blog hop! Projects, Prizes, and SO MUCH inspiration!!

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Have you ever spilled your coffee when you’re walking out of Starbuck’s or tripped on a Lego in the am and your mug went flying? It sure starts the day off in a super crummy way. This is a great card for someone who has had that kinda day or just needs to know that you are there for them and you “got their back”. Both cards feature products from Honey Bee Stamps. There are source links in my post but you will also find a supply list at the end of the post.

So I started by drawing a floor. I drew a line where I knew I wanted the edge of the floor to be and then I drew in the vertical lines at an angle to give a perspective view. After I had that penciled in I stamped the bunny from Honey Bee Stamps Blah Bunny stamp set, I masked that part and stamped the little rug that goes underneath him. Before I got to the coloring of the bunny and rug, I colored the floor with Pumice Stone Distress Ink. I made sure to make the back and sides of the floor portion darker so that it highlighted the bunny in the center I added little nails with a copic marker (N6 + N0) The bunny and the rug are both colored using Copic Markers. For the rug I used YG67, YG63, YG61 and for the outside edge I used G28. For the Bunny I used E31, E33, E34, E35, and E37. I also used R20 and R21 for his ears, noses, and the bottom of the feet.

For the wall I used an Echo Park stencil that is older and blended on some Old Paper Distress ink. after I used the stencil I went over the top of the card again with more distress ink so it would soften the stark white the stencil left. I felt it needed something more so I took a small leaf from the Honey Bee Stamps Country Blooms Stamp Set and stamped it with Peeled Paint Distress Oxide ink in between the diamond shapes on the “Wall”.

I stamped, fussy cut, and then shaded the mug using some cool gray copic markers (C00, C1) and I drew in a little heart using a Copic AtYou Spica red pen. I took a craft knife and cut around the bunny’s paw, and then slid the handle of the mug underneath.

The Coffee puddle was sketched using a pencil then colored over with a concentrated amount of watercolor (Burnt Sienna mixed with Raw Umber). I did it in two layers to get it to the color I was happy with. Once dry I used the Nuvo Crystal glaze. It was the first time I used this one (I usually always use Glossy Accents) But this was slightly more fluid and dried faster than what Glossy Accents did so I was really pleased. I added a stamped sentiment from the Honey Bee Stamps Blah, Blah, Blah  stamp set. Stamped this on a strip of cardstock, blended on a little Old Paper Distress ink and glued it on using Nuvo Adhesive (My new Go-to dry’s matte glue).

Now for the inside!

For the inside I stamped the “It’s gonna be okay.” sentiment from the Honey Bee Stamps Blah, Blah, Blah stamp set and below the card I stamped the “I got your back!” from the Honey Bee Stamps Prickly Sentiments stamp set.

I attached the gift card with these removable Glue Dots. This is such a great way to stick gift cards and other removable things to your cards and gifts, It holds well until you want to pull it off, and the best part is the glue dot comes off your project cleanly too!

I have another card to share today too!

This card is super simple and easy to make. Here is the front of the card:

and here is the inside

Simple but Cute right?  Such a fun way to give a coffee to a friend who needs a little pick-me-up. One thing I love *Almost* as much as coffee is gifting starbucks gift cards so I always have a small stash of gift cards on hand in case I need to give a last minute gift or Happy Mail to someone needing a smile.

For this card I just colored a cacti from the Honey Bee Stamps Stick with me stamp set. I stamped the planter then covered it with a post-it note so I could stamp the cacti coming out of the planter. I colored the Planter with Copic markers E31, E33, E35 and the Cacti with YG61, YG63, YG67, and a little G21 in the highlight portion. I stamped the sentiment under that and cut out the square using some stitched square dies.

I placed that square on a scrap of black cardstock and adhered the matted square to the card base with foam tape. I blended a little Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink around the edges and then finished off the front with a few gold sequins.

For the inside of the card I did the same thing as the cacti but I stamped a coffee mug. This coffee mug I bought at one of my Local Scrapbook stores, Impress Cards and Crafts. If you ever are in Seattle this shop needs to be on your “To-Visit” List! It’s a stamper’s candy store! I stamped the Stay Strong from Honey Bee Stamps Prickly Sentiments stamp set. I drew in the little circle to make it sorta “Starbucks-ish” and colored the inside of that green, and then I shaded the cup with some Cool Grey copic markers and the sleeve with some warm grey markers.

I cut the square with the same stitched square dies and matted that on black. I did not add foam tape on this piece though. I just glued it in using the Nuvo liquid adhesive. To attach the gift card I decided to use the new Lawn Fawn simple gift card slot dies. I die cut the bottom portion of the card and then just popped the gift card right in, super easy

So that wraps up my projects for this year’s Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. In addition to all the great prizes you can win by participating in the Coffee Lovers hop, I also decided to do a fun giveaway both here on my blog, and next week on Instagram! All you need to do to be entered in this giveaway here on my blog is comment below. For the second giveaway that will be going on next week, follow @Taniesa on Instagram.

Hurry, contest ends June 30th! This giveaway includes TWO stamp sets , a exclusive Free-Bee and matching die, and a bottle of Nuvo drops all donated by Honey Bee Stamps! The other items include a Hero arts INtense black ink pad, a set of watercolor pencils, a 3×4 etched grid stamp block,  Crate paper embellishment pack, Bazzill Marathon adhesive runner, and a set of watercolor pencils are all items I have purchased for this giveaway.  A prize package worth $80.00!!!

Honey Bee Stamps has graciously donated the Blah Bunny Stamp set, The Blah Blah Blah Sentiments stamp set, Free Bee stamp and die, and Nuvo drops. Thank you Honey Bee Stamps!  I have also put in things I have purchase for this giveaway and in total the package is worth over $80! Enter by 6/30. Winners to be announced on Saturday, July 1 at noon PST.

*** Karen Ladd !!!!  You are my winner! Please email me at Taniesa@thecraftypickle.com with your mailing information. Thank you to all that entered and for the kind comments! ***

Head on over to the Honey Bee Stamps Blog where there are even more prizes to be won AND there is a link to Honey Bee Stamps Designer, Lisa where you can win another prize!

Thank you so much for visiting. You will find the supplies I have used linked in the post but also listed below. I encourage you to modify these ideas and use your crafty stash as well!

Until Next time!

 

47 thoughts on “I got your back! Love, Coffee (& Taniesa AKA:TheCraftyPickle)

  1. A big GIANT LOL!!! Love that bunny…and that second card is a fabulous encouragement card! Love them both 🙂

  2. Such cute cards, Taneisa. I already own the Blah Bunny and Blah, Blah, Blah stamp sets and love them both. They stamp so well, and it is just plain fun to create cards using them. Your cards are delightful and I am always happy to see examples using these sets.

  3. woooww stunning
    love the first one with that rabbit fallen so tired and the coffee beside him fallen down so cuuutee scene and your second card oh I love how you did the sponged edge looks so soft and beautiful If me sponged edge not so smooth like you did..two thumbs up sweety
    I am so happy if you like to visiting me back
    I have also giveaway Germany Coffee Chocolate Bar 🙂
    hugs
    Monika

  4. Love the blah bunny card. . .it’s me without my morning coffee! Thanks for sharing both these cards and for the prize opportunity!

  5. a-dorable! Both of your cards! I just ordered that Blah Blah Blah bunny set…like just before I popped over here 🙂 Your cactus card is so fun, inside and out!

  6. I love that funny bunny – he is just way beyond cute. And your cards are
    lovely. Thanks for the chance at blog candy. 🙂

  7. Awesome cards! Love that cute Blah Bunny with the spilled coffee! Such a fun card! Both cards are perfect for holding a gift card!

  8. Wow fantastic cards! The background you did on the blah bunny card is amazing! I am going to try the Nuvo crystal glaze and adhesive. Thanks for those tips!

  9. Taniesa, I love all your cards, esp. because they are not only beautiful outside, but inside too!
    Great gift card idea too.

  10. Wow!!! Your coloring technique is so impressive and I can’t believe the wooden floor on your first card! Poor little Blah Bunny with a spilled mug of coffee. The stenciled wallpaper is gorgeous too, and thank you for your exciting and generous giveaway.

  11. All of these cards are amazing and so cute but my favorite is the Blah Bunny design. I felt just that way today when I really needed a pick me up. Your spilled coffee is really clever and so realistic!

  12. What a fabulous scene you’ve created! I was amazed at all of the steps you’ve taken but the outcome is well worth it. Adorable! Great words of encouragement and cute stamps on the second card too, Cool die for the gift card. xxD

  13. Both cards are exciting and thanks for sharing your inspiring ideas & great thank you for yiurvgrberius giveaways.

  14. Goodness! I was reading all the details of how you created the floor and wall and rug of the first card and it just blew me away!!! Beautiful! And I love the CAS card after it, too! Great job!

  15. You are SOOOO talented! I can’t believe all the artsiness that went into your first card! And the gift card holder is so clever. Thanks for linking up to the Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop!

  16. Your coloring style is so beautiful and I love the warm colors that you’ve used. The little details, like the floor and wallpaper make this card stand out. Thanks for sharing!

  17. Thank you so much for your wonderful giveaway and those adorable cards Taniesa! I just emailed you and am thrilled to be your giveaway winner.

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