A Painted Mug

Thanks for stopping by!  I'm sharing this card over at the Scrap 'n Stamp blog today as well, but since I really love participating in the Coffee Lover's Blog Hops, I thought I'd share it here as well... and include a second coordinating card that doesn't have a coffee theme :)

Today's card is a simple one that celebrates some gorgeous watercolor floral paper by Webster's Pages that I picked up on a recent shopping trip- the cheerful mix of patterns and colors called to me... so I decided to try using it for some paper piecing!  I stamped this fun mug by Impression Obsession first on white card stock, then on the patterned paper.  I trimmed my patterned mug and added a bit of shading, then colored the pens, pencils & paintbrushes in a variety of shades to coordinate with the paper. My white cardstock was trimmed to fit inside the card front and the right edge was trimmed with some old school scalloped scissors ;)

I trimmed a strip of the floral paper to fit a die cut 'hello' sentiment (from the Sizzix Side Order die set) I added a simple 'handmade' definition stamp in black (an OLD Hero Arts fave!) to help draw the eye to the die cut greeting.

Such a pretty mug of tools!  The little butterfly is also from the spring Side Order die set, I stamped the same definition on the back side of the patterned paper (which has a pale pink pattern).

A little bit of Distress Ink blending (behind the paper piecing) and some Nuvo Glitter drops add a bit of extra interest to the background of my card.  I also added a bit of splatter details using Dina's Scribble Sticks.  They make it soooo easy! 

For more fabulous coffee related cards, check out the hundreds that have linked up at the Spring & Summer Coffee Lover's Blog hop!

My second card features this pretty image & sentiment by Unity Stamps.  I used both sides of the patterned paper for piecing on this one- the heart features the back side, with some soft Distress edging to make it pop.

Her skin & hair were simple colored with Watercolor pencil crayons.  

I hope you like my simple cards!  I had fun using the same simple technique with two very different images!  Now I'm off to browse some of the other fabulous coffee inspired cards in the current Coffee Lover's Blog hop :)


Connie said…
I would not call them simple cards, they are delightful and charming, but never simple :) Thank you for sharing your talent with us.
Connie :)
Wow! Both absolutely beautiful cards!
~amy~ said…
Both of your cards are so pretty! Really love that mug!
Billie A said…
Beautiful cards. Awesome images and colors.
MariLynn said…
Love the paper that you used. Love the little butterfly.
Such a stunning creation, and SO much fun. I love everything about this.
Lisa said…
These are both so beautiful! Great images... beautiful coloring... love them both!
vinita jain said…
Both are absolutely so pretty!
lauren bergold said…
oh my gosh, so incredibly clever and awesome! ♥
Oh my!! I love this water color paper!!
Your paper piecing ROCKS!!
Thanks for enabling, too.. I want the crafty mug from IO now :)
I love the mug filled with pencils. I remember doing that myself with some older mugs for a method of storage.
Arianna Barbara said…
Awesome cards! I love so much the stunning pattern papers!!! Your mug is adorable!
Fikreta said…
its amazing!
love it!