Sunday, June 7, 2015

Summer Coffee Friendship Card

I don't have any coffee themed stamps, but really wanted to join in the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  Then it dawned on me--use my paper towels! I cut out 3 sections & attached them to a kraft panel with Gel Medium. When it dried I used Tim Holtz splatters stencil with Brilliance Pearlescent Chocolate & then brushed on Goosebumps.  I thought some summery PTI leaves (Turning A New Leaf) would be a great element to add. The stamps were inked with Aqua Mist & a bit of Hawaiian Shores on the edges, spritzed with water & stamped on the die cuts that had been spritzed. I also wanted to play along in the PTI MIM challenge, so I took out my Crystal Laquer (like Glossy Accents) to give Betsy's technique a try.  I need more practice, but it was fun & does look like dewdrops.  I added a tag & sentiment from PTI Tiny Tags with some cotton floss. My watercolored leaves let me also add this to the PPP Watercolor Blog Hop. Thanks so much for taking time to visit my blog. Edited to add: Also entering the June challenge at Verve.
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48 comments:

  1. Awesome card Greta! So fun and creative! Love how you used your paper towels! You go girl!

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  2. What a lovely card, Greta, love all the different hings you used to make this card! Happy hopping!

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  3. Oh my goodness, this is so creative, what a cool idea and I love this colour mix!

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  4. beautifully done Greta. I really like your idea. Inspiring.

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  5. Gorgeous design, brilliant background I love the texture of the paper towel! I should save some that get all inky from Dylusions :) Have a great week, Shirleyxx

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  6. This is so pretty. I love the green on this. Nice creativity.

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  7. Well how clever are you! This is amazing!!

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  8. Love the pop of green from the leaves {awesome use of the goosebumps}!
    Thanks for joining us for the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop♡

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  9. Innovative Greta, I love how you come up with these fabulous ideas when your tool collections don't quite match up. Your card is fabulous, love those bits of green.

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  10. So creative, Greta! I love the texture from the towels too! Beautiful design!

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  11. How interesting that paper towels give such a great texture on the card, Greta! you are so creative!

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  12. how clever to use a paper towel, greta! wonderful card!!

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  13. Beautiful vintage look and love the texture!

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  14. Lovely vintage card, lots of little bits to look at

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  15. Love the soft colors and shabby chic look of your card!

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  16. Well look at you getting creative with paper towels!! What a terrific and out of the box idea Greta!! This is FUN!!

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  17. great idea for a great look!! Darling....

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  18. Greta ,what a great idea to use kitchen paper towels. Now that's a thinking! Love your beautiful coffee card!

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  19. Great texture and innovative creation!

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  20. That is soooo neat! Going to hafta try using paper towels... thanks for the inspiration!

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  21. What a great idea!!! Those paper towels really add depth and texture, not to mention tons of interest. Beautiful colors too. Absolutely brilliant! Bev

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  22. Love your creativity here, Greta! What a great idea! Love how this turned out!

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  23. Who would have thought to use a paper towel! Such a fun idea for the coffee cup to set on. Love those rings!

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  24. A lovely card with awesome background! Awesome texture with the paper towels...so creative! Lovely colors, too!

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  25. You sure have some fancy paper towels! Love this card! Great collage look. You definitely rocked the coffee theme despite having no coffee stamps.

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  26. This is fabulous from colors to textures is has some kind of amazing softness to it!

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  27. Gorgeous card! Love the colors you used. :-D

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  28. This is why you're a crafty genius, Greta! Use what you've got and make it work. LOVE the texture from those paper towels. This is grungy and uber cool!

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  29. How totally creative!! I have these paper towels in my kitchen too and just LOVE how your card turned out! Thanks for sharing! ~Annie

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  30. Loving all the stars and the embossing on the base paper!

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  31. What a darling card, Greta!
    Love the texture & fun design.

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  32. WHAT?????? NO COFFEE themed stamps???? Sorry to raise my voice but so surprised that you don't have any. Well, I must say you totally rocked this challenge and from the looks of your card you would never know that you don' have any. This is one fabulous card...just love it.

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  33. How creative! This turned out beautifully.

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  34. Hi Greta!! Nice background!! TFS!!

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  35. Absolutely brilliant, Greta...you've made one amazing coffee-themed card out of materials on had! Sooooo pretty!
    Hugs~c

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  36. This is such a lovely card! Love the paper towel technique! Thanks for playing along with our Eat Me Drink Me inspiration challenge!

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  37. Resourceful and creative ways to handle the coffee theme. The paper towels were a genius idea and a great technique.

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