Friday, July 27, 2018

STAMPlorations + Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop!

Did someone say fancy prizes?! If not, they really should have because the Coffee Loving Cardmakers are teaming up with STAMPlorations for a brand new release of their new Zen Coffee 2 Cover Plate Die.

You should have come here from Amy's lovely blog

 

This die is all sorts of beautiful and I decided to embark on what turned out to be my most ambitious project ever. 


Isn't it beeeeauuuutiful?!?! 

It was also 5 1/2 hours of work. 

But never mind that. 

Isn't it beeeeauuuutiful?!?!


I decided to do an inlaid die cut technique, and to individually handpaint every single piece. 

So yeah... I am stupid. Fully admit it... but the end outcome make it totally worth it.


If you're wondering how I got those pieces so shiny, that would be the magic of InkaGold - which might be my favorite product of all time ever.

I think it looks like a stained glass window piece!


In the end, I opted to frame this baby and hang it in my dining room where I can oooh and aaaah over it every morning while drinking my morning cuppa. 

So here's some other things you need to know: 

You should continue the hop at Dana Warren's blog because STAMPlorations is giving away a $25 gift card for you to pick out any product you want.



Also - if you're a coffee lover like I am (or a tea lover like I am not) STAMPlorations is having a sale all during the hop - 25% off any stamp in their coffee/tea category.

56 comments:

  1. Oh my, Becca! This surely is an ambitious project and one very deserving of a frame! I just LOVE it and am so glad you can enjoy it along with your morning java!

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  2. Absolutely fabulous with the "metal" effect. This is awesome framed too!

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  3. Becca- so gorgeous! It looks like some marble tile work from Italy! So beautiful!!!

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  4. Becca such the perfect home decor project! LOVE this so much!

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  5. OMG! This is soooo incredibly awesome! I love how it looks! What a labor of love.

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  6. Hi, Becca! Love this amazing piece of art that you worked so hard to make! I like Inka gold, too - you sure did a fabulous job using it for this project. Hope you are well!!

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  7. OMG, Becca, this is simply fabulous and looks stunning by itself
    or framed. But I like it framed best! You should be proud of it as it
    really is beautiful. I'm surprised it didn't take longer to make... lol

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  8. This is so beautiful! Wonderful job. My first thought was OMG! and it looks lovely framed. Thanks.

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  9. Wow! It is indeed beautiful and I don't blame you for wanting to display it in your own home. Great design work Becca!

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  10. WOW!! I love that you framed this-all that work and turning out GORGEOUS!! I would want to showcase this too!!!

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  11. Becca!! Oh me Oh My Oh - love love the coffee framed art here! AMazing work for sure! TFS your lovely make and for this hop - blessings, have a fab weekend!

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  12. Oh my, Becca!!!!! This piece make me just speechless!!! HOW AMAZING!!! Absolutely stunning and awesome! Love, love-oh how much love it!! :D Could I came to your home to have a coffee, please? So I can admire it IRL and do some ooohhhh and aaahhhh with you! LOL :D :D Spectacular, it token you ages to do, but he time spent is so well deserved!!! It's just perfect on a wall, a superb piece of home decor!
    Pinned immediately!
    https://www.pinterest.it/pin/534802524498008040/

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    1. You can come have coffee any time haha

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  13. dang! this is sooo cool! But I gotta ask--what paper did you use and did you paint them first and then inka gold after drying?

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    1. I just used basic black cardstock from Micheals and then mixed the inkagold with a little water (very little so the paper didn't warp) to paint

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  14. Oh wow! You took that cover plate to a whole new level with this framed piece! You're right it does look like stained glass! Gorgeous!

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  15. Good grief, all that painting and inlaid die cuts makes for a truly magnificent piece! Glad you decided to frame it because this is a real piece of art!

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  16. 5 1/2 hours!?!?! Worth every minute! GREAT JOB

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  17. Just gorgeous! Your long, hard effort was well worth it.

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  18. Okay Becca, this is ridiculously AMAZING!!

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  19. Gorgeous! Awesome! All of the fantabulous words! LOVE!

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  20. Wow you are amazing. What an awesome card and the idea of the Inka Gold and the other cards makes it an outstanding card. I admire you , that is a lot of work but yes, you are right it is stunning and worth it.

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  21. Holymacaroly....Becca....this is the most wonderfull wall hanging Coffee cup I have ever seen.
    Taking my hat off for you for all the work you did on making it...it's FAB!!!!

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  22. Wow oh wow! That is just fabulous! Definitely worthy of framing and a place of honor! :)

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  23. Well I would be framing this gorgeous artwork too! The time you lovingly spent on this masterpiece was well worth it! Beautiful!!!!!

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  24. This card absolutely knocked my socks off. It looks perfect framed, what a gorgeous piece, something to be proud of!

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  25. After spending 5 1/2 hours on a project - I
    would hang it in a prominent place too.
    It is beautiful. I love the metallic
    look. If you ever get tired of it - I'll
    volunteer to find a place for it.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  26. Hreat use of the ink gold colors and what a great result.
    Yes to the framed coffee image. I hang it!!

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  27. Wow...Absolutely Stunning cuppa project, Becca. You have inspired me to get out my Inka Gold. TFS Hugs..

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  28. Wow! This is REALLY amazing! It does look like stained glass, but to me, it looks more like inlaid metalwork and THAT is super unique and original! It's just beautiful!

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  29. OH.my.gosh. That is amazing - just gorgeous and absolutely frame-worthy!! Glad you get to look at it each morning, and thanks for inspiring!!

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  30. Wow! This masterpiece does deserve a frame!

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  31. Oh Becca!!!! The results are Stunning, and yes, I would absolutely frame that baby too!!
    Congratulations on this card!!

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  32. wow what incredible workman ship - love this piece of art:)

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  33. Really love how you used this fabulous product!

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  34. Becca, what an amazingly beautiful framed piece you created! Love all of the shimmery colors!

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  35. Oh my God!! Love these and love the tutorial!

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  36. Wow! That really is a gorgeous
    cup of coffee! Before I got to the
    picture of the masterpiece, I thought,
    “She should Frame that!” That’s not
    stupidity, it’s called dedication :-)

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  37. WOW!!! Becca you have inspired me to think out side of the box with this gorgeous and stunning wall art. Amazing idea, my friend! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  38. Oh WOW! AMAZING card!! Love the distressed shine. So glad you framed it!

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  39. AMAZING! It may have taken you a while but I would definitely have to say the finished project was definitely worth the work that you put into it! And Putting it into that style of frame was pure genious of you!!

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  40. Gorgeous card! Heat embossing is my favorite thing. Love the copper powder!

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  41. OMGeeee!!! That is absolutely gorgeous! I would ooh and aah all over it too!

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  42. So pretty! Love the shine! Awesome cover plate design!

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  43. It is gorgeous. I think it looks like burnished metal. A glorious work of art. Hugz

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  44. wowza! that stuff makes for an amazing card! awesome!

    Alicia

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  45. Wow--this turned out fabulous!

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  46. This is seriously impressive and your project looks like a gorgeous piece of jewelry

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  47. So fun!!! I had to really look to see if you put everything back together and you did. Genius idea to make it look like stained glass. I may have to try something like this now with my dies.

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  48. 5 and a 1/2 hours? Super wonderful!

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  49. IT was certainly worth all the time it took - it's a masterpiece! xxx

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