Sunday, June 19, 2016

Tropics & Coffee

Howdy Crafters - I created this Summer Tropics Coffee card today. I am using a masking technique with sponging - one of my favorites to do - I learned this last year and still try to create masking backgrounds  - Here is a question: Are you uploading to the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop? If not, come on over and check it out! It surely is a fun adventure - thanks for dropping in and have a blessed, sunny, tropical week! ~ Gail ~
WINNER!! From Summer Coffee lovers Blog Hop  - thank you!
Two Paper Divas :: $25 Two Paper Divas Store Gift Card – #247 Gail Scott

White cardstock for base of card
White cardstock for mat
Scor-Pal - Cutter - Glue - Pop up tape
Varies Inks for sponging/Masking/ and Stamping - Green
Fiskars circle punch to create mask for the Sun 
Chalk on the Tree limbs - Spectrum Noir Markers for some coloring on the coconuts and base of the Palm Tree
I inked the heart up with red ink and fussy cut - then popped it up on the sentiment
All of the stamps are from MFPSS - Stamped with Gina K Black ink and fussy cut - then glued to the card
Memory Box - Coffee on the Go die was used with orange and yellow cardstock to create the coffee cups I placed in the sand
The Palm Tree and Flamingo are from Mark's Finest Paper Stamp Collections
Pop up tape was used behind the coffee cups, Flamingo, and Palm Tree
I found the orange ribbon in my stash with the fun in the sun stamped on it - just right for this card

It would be an honor to share with

Not Just Cards

Amusing Challenge Blessed Ink Tropical 

Simon Says Monday World Traveler - [I live in Michigan and I would have to travel to visit the Tropics] If the DT does not think this fits their challenge - I am good - thank you.

Bugaboo Catch the Bug - Bingo  Ribbon - Animal, Players Choice - Masking/Stamping

Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Scribbles Designs - Sip or Savor

Really Reasonable Ribbon Summer Colors with Ribbon, Lace or Twine - got me some ribbon on this one! 


  1. That's one great summer scene - wish I was there!

  2. Awesome! Fantastic sponged background and fun scene! Another great card!

  3. So sweet....just love your wonderful beach scene.

  4. Hard to choose between tropics and the sentiment and scenery you created.

  5. Wonderful card...and great beach scene.

  6. I wish I was at the beach drinking an iced coffee right Totally cute card! Love the fun scene!
    Have a blessed day,
    Crafting with Creative M

  7. Such a great tropical scene you created! :)

  8. reminds me of the beach and summer, I love it.

  9. This is really great!! Looks like summer
    Thank you for your inspiration!!. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.


  10. Hi Gail! Thanks for your kind words on my blog! I love your happy and sunny card, your scene makes me happy! TFS

  11. Such a fun scene. Love the little cups you added.

  12. Dreamy beach to enjoy an iced coffee

  13. I'm loving the tropical trend and it paired with coffee = LOVE! Beautiful sponging technique and stunning colours. Hugs Bev (Uniko) x

  14. What a fun tropical scene, Gail, wishing I were there today! Happy hopping and Enjoy your summer!

  15. A colorful, tropical summer coffee cup.

  16. Yay for tropical themed coffee cards!

  17. What a great card! perfect for summer!

  18. Your card is tropical and fun!

  19. A real Summer card.I can feel the sun.
    have a great day!

  20. I think the sponging is so pretty. Love all your colors.

  21. Sweet and so summer! Thank you for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Marzena

  22. Thanks for sharing your lovely card with the 'Sip & Savour' challenge over at Scribbles Designs. Good luck and I hope you can join us for our next challenge. Crafty Hugs Diane Louise (DT member) xx


It is always and honor & blessing to have you stop by - may your day be filled with Joy & Happiness - God Bless you today & Always - ~ Gail ~