It's the first Friday of the month!! WOOHOO!!! AND it's a long weekend so I think an extra WOOHOO is warranted. At Scrap'n Stamp that also means it's time for a hop and our theme this month is Polka Dots. I definitely had a lot of fun with this one.
The prize is a $50 Gift Certificate to the Scrap'n Stamp store. All you have to do to be eligible to win is to leave a comment below. For more chances be sure to leave a comment at every stop along the hop. I've left a link to all the stops below for you in case you missed any. 

As usual I didn't have a complete plan when I started this card. I had an idea but they quite often change as I'm creating a card which is half the fun of creating right? I knew I was going to use a stencil so I grabbed what I had and then settled on the Tim Holtz Polka Dot Stencil

This is when I decided I wanted some texture so I grabbed some Texture Paste and some Dylusions paint to make it a bright fun color. I used a palette knife to mix the two together then I spread that over the stencil onto some white card stock.

I grabbed the Coffee Understands stamp set from Picket Fence and stamped out the mug 3x. I love to collect mugs - all different colors and patterns and sizes - love them all - the bigger the better though because there's nothing better than a big cuppa when you really need one.

 Anyways, back to the card - I cut the mug out with the coordinating die then grabbed my Prismacolor pencils to color each one in a different color and added them to the polka dot panel when it had dried. Before adding them I did tear one edge of the panel and distress the edges a bit. I used the little mug to stamp all over the card base but decided that was a little too busy so I added the strip of brown paper (it was in my scrap pile so I can't say which company it's from for sure) I distressed the edges a bit then added it to the card base. 

It was at this point I remembered I needed a sentiment. I love the look of sentiments done on the side and that was about the only option I had so I grabbed one from MFT's Coffee Break set and embossed it in white and added the panel. 

I had a lot of fun making this card and I hope you enjoyed seeing it. The next stop on the hop is Jessica but before you go, please leave me a comment for a chance to win that $50 Gift Certificate. 
Good luck!!

 Tara - SNS






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Jessica Next

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Kia's Place said…
Fabulicious Susan - I was looking at that stencil today - love seeing it used.
Nancy said…
I love the colours you used, Susan! Great card!
MadeByMeghanK said…
I love these coffee cups! What a great polka dot background!
Deborah Smart said…
I love the textured polka dot background, and I'm totally with you on 'bigger is better' when it comes to coffee cups! ;)
sharon g said…
I really like how you colored the various mugs. The lines are great!
Lindsey said…
I love the fun, rich colours of this card! Your cup colouring is terrific. Great polka dot background, too!
SherylH said…
Your use of the dot stencil really adds a great pop to the background -- great card even though I am not a coffee drinker!
cghundley said…
The card looks so inviting
with the coffee cups and
the fun background!
Carla from Utah
Jeanette said…
Love how you created the texture of your polka dots! Beautiful card!!
Anonymous said…
Marisela Delgado said: Such a wonderful card! So pretty!
Denise Bryant said…
Love the coffee cups and the polka dot background! Awesome card!
Chala Frank said…
Great card! Love the background and of course the coffee!
Sue McRae said…
Lots of great layers and textures on your card!
Natalie said…
Your chose of turquoise paint for your polka dots is the perfect pop of colour. I also like how you used the brown strip on the left for your sentiment. Great card!
northernchica said…
I love coffee, and your card! I really admire the way you put it together, from the background stamping, to the colors, to the sentiment placing. Thank you for sharing!
Katfish said…
I always love a good coffee themed card!
cm said…
The palette you've chosen makes me feel all warm and cozy! Crushing over your trio of coffee cups and smitten with the polka-dot background! Such a heart-warming card! Happy Easter!
Mary-Anne V said…
Fabulous coffee card with awesome bright texture!
Carol Wortman said…
A picker upper polka dotted sweet card! I think the texture was a great idea. Coffee themed cards seem to be the rage and this is very nice!