Greetings, my coffee loving friends! Today is the start of the Spring/Summer Coffee Loving Cardmaker’s Hop! I always enjoy participating in it because there are always so many fun coffee/tea/hot cocoa cards to check out. You can search this hashtag to find other projects for the hop: #springsummer2021clh
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For my card, I decided to go with one of many House Mouse images that would have worked for this hop. Stampendous has a huge range of House Mouse stamps for every occasion, and these little mice seem to really like caffeine!
I used the Coffee Break stamp and colored it with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens and Gansai Tambi watercolors. I gave it a loose fussy cut when it was dry.
Then I scoured my paper scraps for something that would work and I came across a really old scrap from Basic Grey (oh, how I miss them!). It was just what I needed. Directly on my ivory card base, I spritzed Speckled Egg Distress Spray Stain through an old herringbone metal stencil from Stampendous. I love that it’s imperfect because it works really well with the strip of Basic Grey paper.
House Mouse stamps always make me smile. I love their antics. I’m really happy I got to use some of my Basic Grey too. Please be sure to visit the Coffee Loving Cardmaker’s Hop to get a ton of inspiration and a shot at winning some amazing prizes. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!
Lovely card, Alison; great coloring! ????
Hope Wilkes says
So cute! Love it.
such a fun card!
Liz Williams says
Oh, my gosh, what adorable fun this is. That burlap bag looks lie real fabric and the beans so lifelike too, Amazing work. Thanks for sharing this. I love House Mouse stamps.
Yummy and awesome, Allison!
Verna Angerhofer says
This is so cute and fun!
Billie Anderson says
So cute. Love the house mouse images. the bag looks awesome. . Love the coffee hop
Melissa SunshineHoneyBee says
Your coloring has this looking 3D with wonderful detail.
Eve Lavendermemorylane says
Those coffee beans in the bag look so real! I love the coloring of the bag, too! … I have this stamp cuz love coffee and House House! 🙂
Cindy Marshall says
Your card is so cute! Great coloring. Thanks for sharing
Nicole Nardi says
Such a cute & fun card. Great coloring! Especially like the watercolor mug.
Bunny Hoyle says
Lovely coloring and a cute card, Alison. The cup is just beautiful. The mice do love their coffee.
Kelly Santi says
Oh this is just so sweet, Alison! I’d love to have a bag of coffee beans like that! Love your sweet card design – thanks for the fun inspiration!
Celeste Goff says
These caffeinated mice are just too stinking cute!
Debbie Kaste says
Cute card, Alison! Great coloring job!
Denise Bryant says
Love this House Mouse image! Perfect choice for the hop! Love the colors you used!
Suzanne Harkinson says
That adorable! Mice are so cute in a stamp but not in real life! 🙂
Holly Flores says
Cheryl (SheStamps) says
Adorable card! I love you coloring, especially the mug.
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Incredible coloring! Love this card so much!
Pam Sebring says
Super cute and fun creation! Love your color choices. Love these blog hops!
Jeanne Beam says
Adorable card! Love the cute mice…
Thanks for sharing.
Alison, what a darling image and amazing coloring!
Lynn C. says
This card is adorable. The coffee bag looks so dimensional.
Helen F. says
Love this House Mouse image~sooo darn cute! Your coloring is amazing, Alison!