Friday, September 23, 2016

Fall 2016 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

It's time again for another Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! As a coffee, tea and cocoa loving card maker, I get so excited for these quarterly hops. Verve is happy to once again be one of a long list of Super Sponsors giving away prizes, so come share your fall themed hot beverage creations over on the official Fall 2016 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop for a chance to win!
The hop starts today and runs through Friday, September 30 at 11:55 pm pacific. To be eligible for any of the sponsored prizes, you must link up a newly created fall themed coffee, tea &/or cocoa project over on the Fall Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog post.

We've also got a little blog candy, today! 

Blog Candy: Everything Nice, Pumpkin Spice Die Set, Harvest Gold Sequin Mix
and a handmade coffee card!

Our next release is coming up on October 1, and one of the three sets we'll be releasing has a fun little pumpkin spice theme.  Just leave a comment below to be entered into our prize drawing to win the Everything Nice stamp set and coordinating Pumpkin Spice Die Set.  Comment deadline for the giveaway is 8pm Mountain, September 29.  I'll post the winner on September 30.

My card is a sneeky peeky at the new Everything Nice set.  I stamped the mug onto designer paper, then stamped the pumpkin inside and shaded around it with Copic markers, adding some glittery Nuvo crystal drops to my whip cream for a super sparkly treat.  And then I fussy cut because the dies still hadn't arrived from the manufacturer when I was creating the card.

The pumpkin spice and everything nice sentiment is stamped onto a stitched circle die and I used another stitched circle die, randomly stamped with another bitty pumpkin from the set in soft sky.  This is backed with a doily and I stenciled the background using antique linen and rusty hinge distress inks.  I finished things off with a seam binding bow and a couple orange rhinestones, because it don't mean a thing if it ain't got that bling.  {wink}

Oh, and the layout is the super fun September Sketch 2 at Viva la Verve!  Come play along with us for a chance to win a Verve gift certificate. For another peek at this set, check out my personal blog, Poetic Artistry today. 

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a fabulous little hop. I can't wait to go check out everyone's coffee loving creations!

Enabler's List:
Stamps: Everything Nice (releasing 10/1/16  from Verve Stamps)
Paper: crumb cake (SU!), Typecast (American Crafts), The Story of Fall (Echo Park)
Ink: soft sky, early espresso (SU!), tangerine, lime green (Reverse Confetti), antique linen, tea dye, rusty hinge distress (Ranger)
Accessories: stitched circles stax (MFT), Lotsa Dots stencil (Reverse Confetti), paper doily, ribbon (SU!), orange rhinestones, crystal drops (Nuvo)