Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop- JAVA TIME


This is my card for the Holiday Coffee Lover's Blog Hop.

Make sure you check out the blog hop HERE.


I had a lot of fun making this card.

I used a stamp set from MFP called JAVA TIME

I wanted my card to feel like I was in a small coffee shop, with snow falling outside. I took dp that had a distressed brick design. I took the coffee ring stamps from the set and stamped them with brown ink the corners of the paper. The paper was sprayed with a silver sparkle mist. It was hard to photograph but there are little specks of silver on the dp.  I matted the dp with gray and brown cardstock. 


I used my sewing machine to attach the dp and mats to the base of my card.I cut a paper doily in half to make my table cloth. I sewed it to the base of the card too. I  sewed a gathering stitch to my cheesecloth and then sewed it to the base. I wanted to leave the bottom free so it would look kinda like a curtain. This next photo shows how the cheesecloth hangs free and has movement.


My favorite part of my coffee card is my hand made quilled snowflake. I took pieces of cardstock that I had cut 1/8 of an inch thick. I quilled them, added pearls and glue and glitter. It is hard to see in photographs just how sparkly this snowflake is in real life.









I made my card into an easel card. I added brads to make it stand up. I stamped the sentiment from the set on the bottom of the easel. The coffee cup was done with a maroon marker and a silver marker. I took white paint to add the highlights. I finished my card off with a pearl flourish for the steam from my cup of coffee.




65 comments:

  1. So completely and totally incredible. Your quilled snowflake! Holy smokes. Each and every creation of yours is so YOU, detailed and beautiful. This will certainly be cherished by the recipient!

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  2. Beautiful card - love the snowflake and the coffee cup.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  3. what a beautiful card! that bg has me in wonder.... gorgeous! :)

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  4. What a beautiful artful creation! I love it and it does remind me of my coffee shop…they have lots of artsy creations hanging up around their shop!! TFS!

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  5. Beautiful card. Love the great textures and soft colors. The coffee cup looks so real. I wanted to touch if and drink out if it. :)

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  6. Wow this is really gorgeous you put a lot of effort and great details into your card.

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  7. WOW! Such a pretty card! Love your coffee cup!

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  8. What a pretty card! So glad you hopped along! Merry Christmas!

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  9. how cute is this card, love all the colors & details

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  10. AWESOME! Love all of the detail work you put into this!

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  11. SUPER adorable coffee card!!!! CUTE!!! love all the texture

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  12. WOW! This is an amazing card. Awesome attention to detail.
    I am your newest follower. :)

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  13. Gorgeous!! Love it all, great dimension to it too.

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  14. wow this is so pretty.. great designing..

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  15. This card is absolutely STUNNING! I love that coffee mug but woweee - that snowflake takes the cake! Amazing! LOVE!

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  16. Sooooo you signed up in the hop right after me and I've been staring at your image all day thinking how fantastic that metallic card was. I'm a methodical hopper because I don't want to miss anyone, but I'm so HAPPY I finally made it here to tell you how cool your creation is! That quilled snowflake is just so neat!

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  17. Wow great card and I love that the mug looks so dimensional. TFS

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  18. need coffee.
    always.
    awesome card, lots of fun texture and that mug is fabulous.
    Thanks for linking up to the Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop♡

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  19. Wow! That cup looks soooo real! Love all the embellishments you included in creating your masterpiece!

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  20. Doggone MariLynn, that cup looks so real you could drink out of it. Love it!

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  21. Your cup looks 3D and the snowflake is georgeous. What a fantastic job!

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  22. What a great imagination you have and what fabulous talent to back it up and produce this amazing card! I love it MariLynn!! It's a pleasure to meet you today and become your newest follower! (I grew up in Iowa!) I'd love to have you pop back over to my place and join me, too, if you like! Enjoy the hop!! Happy Holiday Hugs! Darnell

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  23. What a stunner MariLynn - love all the dimension and sparkle and the fabulous 'curtain'.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  24. Gorgeous creation you have...love the colors and that mug is fabulous!

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  25. WOW, I am super impressed LOVE your card, AMAZING cup!!! ........I have some blog candy on my blog !! WPLUS9....More fresh cuts Stamp Set

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  26. That cup looks so realistic. Wow!

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  27. What an amazing card! Love all of the great texture and dimension!

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  28. Wow your cup looked real at first! Awesome job~

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  29. Stunning card! I love the snowflake.

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  30. Agree with Vicki! Love your quilled snowflake!

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  31. Ditto Vicki - your mug looks so real. Great job. And I hadn't noticed that the snowflake was quilled. Fabulous job. Then there's the curtain. And the brick wall. SO much to savor. Wonderful card.

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  32. I love the colors in your card! Very pretty!

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  33. Your cup is spectacular! Lovely card!
    Happy Holidays!
    Hugs, Debbie!

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  34. Frame this immediately. This is awesome! :)

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  35. So many pretty things to look at. Beautiful mug, gorgeous snowflake, and adorable sentiment!

    Java happy day and Merry Christmas.
    Heather Dennis

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  36. There is a WHOLE lot of work that went on here - there are so many wonderful details but that cup is amazing!

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  37. Wow, so much to see here, so much inspiration, TFS.

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  38. Beautiful card, Marilyn, lots of nice embellishments on your card! Happy Holidays!

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  39. Wow!! That's quite an impressive card!! Beautiful work on this!!

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  40. Beautiful! I love that snowflake too!

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  41. Oh my, that quilled snowflake is amazing. Beautiful card, Marilyn.

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  42. Your easel card is AWESOME! The coffee cup looks so realistic, like it's an actual coffee cup! And I love, love, love your hand-quilled snowflake! That's gorgeous! I have not learned to quill - this looks fabulous! Bravo!

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  43. I am speechless with awe at your exquisite card. Unspeakably gorgeous. I could gaze at it for hours. Superlative work.
    Thanks for your nice comment on my project, too.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    GIVEAWAY at www.HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  44. your card is so artistic and totally has a feel of a small coffee shop - wonderful!

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  45. Gorgeous card Marilyn - fabulous texture! Thanks for sharing :)
    I'd love if you stopped by my blog for a chance of some blog candy too http://lyndalhiggins.blogspot.com.au

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  46. Wow! This is such a beautiful card and I LOVE everything about it! The quilled snowflake with bling and pearls, the brick background, the doily tablecloth and the pearl steam and that adorable mug! Loads of details!!

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  47. ohh Looks stunning!!! Thanks for sharing!! New follower here!!

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  48. Wow! Just the snowflake alone is a wow! So much detail here, Marilyn, and it all pulls together beautifully!

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  49. Thanks for sharing your BEAUTIFUL card.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot
    dmcardmaker{at}{AOL}{dot}{COM}

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  50. Wonderful card, love the colors, the layers, the quilted snowflake with bling and pearls, the brick background, the doily tablecloth and the pearl steam. TFS.
    http://scrapbookingandcardmakingbysherry.blogspot.com/

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  51. wow! this is just beautiful!! wow!! that sparkly quilled snowflake stole my heart!! and that metally-y cup...AMAZING!! there is so much texture and whimsy here - i am delighted!! this is so pretty!!

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  52. Hi Marilynn, how amazing is your mug - I thought it was real...lovely card

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  53. Fabulous carx! Love the pearl steam and snowflake :) perfect for winter!

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  54. Beautiful shabby chic card. Love the snowflake!

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  55. Wow! That cup looks so dimensional I was ready to pour myself a drink into it. Great snowflake too, what a great card!

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  56. This is gorgeous :) Fab layers and design !

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