STAMPlorations Mini Release and Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop


Well, it's double the fun today!  We are celebrating a mini-release of two new STAMPlorations stamp sets and it's also time for the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  Thanks to the amazing Amy Tsuruta and the rest of the team for this fabulous quarterly hop!
Shery Russ and Becca Cruger have designed two new STAMPlorations coffee/tea related stamp sets just in time for the hop:

                                                            Always Tea Time


                                                            Bunnies 'n Beans


I'm a tea girl when I'm not just drinking water (my preferred beverage) so I couldn't wait to make a spring card with the Always Tea Time Set.

The background has been heavily sponged with some Distress Inks.  Then I misted my Shower of Flutters stencil with water and placed it on the card.  This technique, called ghosting, does a lovely job of lifting some of the ink.  Next the sentiment and lovely tea cup were stamped in Archival Ink and heat set.  Then, I placed my Flutters and Splatters LARGE stencil on my card and added some gold mica paste.  And just because I seem to be on a "gold" kick these days I added some splatters of gold Color Shine.  A smattering of sequins completes the card.

Check out all the lovely inspiration on the STAMPlorations blog and don't forget to comment on all our posts for a chance to win.  Comments close on March 25 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific.  As an added bonus  Shery has a 15% off coupon code for everything in the store including these new stamps.  The coupon code is good up until March 25...SPRINGCLBH

Back soon with more my sweet friends...



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