June 17, 2016

Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop & Blog Candy

Happy Summer my coffee loving friends. I'm happy to be playing along with the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop with my take on a summer themed coffee card. The Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop runs from today Friday, June 17 through Friday, June 24th.  For more details about the hop and a chance to win a little blog candy from me, check out the bottom of this post. 

Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop 2016

The card I created is all about coffee and friends. I created the background on watercolor paper by blending several colors of Ranger Distress Ink with a Mini Blending Tool. I then splattered it with water using a paint brush and dabbed away the water to leave the lightened splatters.

Next, I stamped the image onto watercolor paper using the Taylored Expressions Perfect Blend   stamp set and my Misti. I then fussy cut around the image and applied watercolor in colors similar to the inks I used to create the background. The final touch was to color in the heart and coffee cup in a pretty pink color using a Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker. 

Good Coffee Is Always Best With Great Friends Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Taylored Expressions Stamps, Ranger Distress Ink and Therm O Web Adhesives

Good Coffee Is Always Best With Great Friends Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Taylored Expressions Stamps, Ranger Distress Ink and Therm O Web Adhesives

Good Coffee Is Always Best With Great Friends Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Taylored Expressions Stamps, Ranger Distress Ink and Therm O Web Adhesives

Here are the details for the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop:
If you want to play along all you have to do is create a new card with a coffee, tea and/or cocoa image and the theme of summer. After you've created your card, head over to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog to link up your card. Anyone can play along any time between Friday, June 17 through Friday, June 24th at 11:59 pm pacific. There are no limits to the number of entries. By linking up your project, you become eligible to win a prize from one the amazing Super Sponsors! Also, make sure to tag your projects on social media using #summerclh. I hope you'll play along and thanks so much for stopping by today!

As a way to wish you all a Happy Summer, I have a little gift to give away to one lucky person who leaves a comment below telling me what is your  favorite coffee, tea or cocoa drink. The randomly selected winner with receive  this cute Little B Coffee/Tea Cup notepad and this fun Coffee and Donuts Stamp Set by Kelly Purkey. If you'd love to win, leave me a comment and make sure I have a way to contact you if you're the winner. Commenting will be open until Friday, June 24th at 11:59 EST. Happy Summer and Coffee Lovers Blog Hopping!


Here is a list of some of the supplies I used on this card. Where available I use affiliate links on the products I purchase and use. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thanks so much for your support!


Hugs Juliana 17turtles

60 comments:

  1. Yay! How summery! Love your card. Looks like my friend and I out on the patio at our favourite coffee shop. Make mine a Chai Latte please!

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  2. Cute card!
    I love iced tea, summer, winter anytime.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  3. I love the colors in your card. I really need to learn to use the watercolors!!

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  4. Super sweet card!! Love it!
    Have a blessed day,
    Migdalia
    Crafting with Creative M

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  5. Your background is beautiful!! I am going to have to give it a try!!! TJGRINA3@aol.com

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  6. Super happy card !! I love the bright colors
    Thank you for joining the coffee lover’s blog hop. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

    DL.ART
    DL.ART DESIGN TEAM MEMBER
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com
    http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

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  7. Loooovely card! I love the colors you've used. They are so warm and pretty. Just perfect for summer.

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  8. I LOVE your sweet and colorful card! The background is gorgeous!
    Take care!
    Michele
    crimsonowl@charter.net

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  9. So so love this!! Thanks for the giveaway too!!!

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  10. Fabulous Card creation - sentiment is true as well - I create and make my own homemade Mocha - my favorite treat year around! Have a blessed week!

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  11. This is just so pretty, love it! Sweet, sweet image! Gorgeous BG. I love a hot Peppermint Mocha from SB - yum!

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    1. rebyah1@gmail.com And a big thanks for the giveaway, too! :-)

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  12. Lovely card...great background with stitching...love the image and coloring.

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  13. Love your card with the sweet image! The background is so pretty and love the pop of color with the pink! My favorite is Peppermint Mocha from SB! Thank you for the chance at the giveaway!!

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  14. Wow, Juliana... I didn't realize you could create the splatter background by 'subtraction.' Besides the CUTE image and gorgeous background, I LOVE your splatter technique. Thank you for sharing and for this most attractive giveaway :) As far as my fave coffee goes, it's Mocha all the way!!!!! xoxoxo
    loriaragon4jesus@gmail.com

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  16. Such a WONDERFUL card!! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  17. Great card, Juliana, love that water color background! TFS! Happy hopping...Enjoy your summer!

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  18. Loving your card, such a beautiful zingy BG and cute image too. Thanks so much for the generous giveaway and chance to win. Hugs Bev (Uniko) x

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  19. Beautiful card. Love the background. I'm really loving the great tasting green tea's Starbucks has right now.

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  20. Great friend card. Lovely colors.

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  21. Love it! The greenish yellow is a summertime favorite and it goes so well with that pop of red! :)

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  22. Simply fabulous...what better way to drink coffee is with friends.

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  23. Cool background on this cute card!
    My favorite coffee drink lately is the Frozen coffee at Chick Fil A - tastes like coffee ice cream. :p

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  24. Your card is fabulous. Perfect for the hop. My favorite drink is coffee...any kind, any temperature. :-) Thanks for sharing.

    sctmg5774@gmail.com

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  25. My very favorite is Tim Hortons English Toffee Cappucino! Love your card... the background is beautiful! And I love the image with just the heart and coffee cup colored in... great look!

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  26. I readily agree with u...I just love to hv a drink of cold coffee with a dash of vanilla ice-cream in the summers in India. This card is so adorable with a supercool idea of using watercolor effect to make it. Love the girls!!!

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  27. Sorry..in the excitement of the bloghop I just forgot to leave my email address:
    jain161169@gmail.com

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  28. Such a sweet image on a beautiful background!
    Happy Hoppig!

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  29. Iced French Vanilla Mocha
    Lovely card and thanks for the chance
    elusionary60@hotmail.com

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  30. Juliana, your card is sooooooooooo sweet! Love the colors!

    My fav drink is an iced venti soy green tea latte with no syrup and an extra scoop of matcha BUT please don't put me in the drawing, I already have that fab stamp set (wink).

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  31. Great card, fabulous background

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  32. Wonderful splattered background for your sweet friends image!

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  33. Fantastic card. I like my coffee black. I do like the sugary types but avoid them because of the calories in them.

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  34. I adore your fabulous background! so light and cheery! my favorite coffee drink is a skinny latte!

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  35. I LOVE your background, and the image reminds me of my sister and me! I am digging the Aldi's French Vanilla coffee, I'd say that is my favorite.

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  36. sweet card, great colors
    thanks for sharing
    Barb Housner

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  37. Love this sweet image and cool background.
    Iced caramel Macchiato for me :)

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  38. So cute! Another stamp set for my wish list!
    My favorite coffee drink is that first cup of the day, when the house is still quiet! Just a tiny bit of cream makes it perfect!

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  39. Hi Juliana!
    Your art is beautiful. I hope you're enjoying this great Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop. You did such a super job and I really enjoyed my visit to your sweet blog. Thanks also for the blog candy give-away.
    Hugs,
    Sierra
    www.sierrasgift.blogspot.com

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  40. Wow! Beautiful card!!! And thank you for this amazing chance! I love iced coffee and iced paech tea. These are my fav drinks in the summer!

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  41. So pretty! I just love plain, old hot black coffee!!

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  42. Elegant & sweet card! I love coffee floats with whipped cream in the summer, and I usually add ensure for the nutrients

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  43. Just beautiful! I love the background! Thanks for the chance to win :)
    http://thescrappinrabbit.blogspot.com/

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  44. Juliana, your card is so fabulous and cute! The background is superb!

    Helen G.
    gulletthm@yahoo.com

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  45. Sweet card, and I love the colors, they make me happy!

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  46. The background is lovely - your fussy cutting truly brings out the image - so worth the attention! Also the pink focals - just so engaging. Thanks for sponsoring! arsc651@yahoo.com

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  47. love the background and the stamp is so cute.

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  48. Wow!! Stunning card! Happy hopping! :)
    Suchi xx

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  49. Fabulous bright Summer colors, good friends, coffee and a little pop of red = awesomeness!

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  50. Love the pink pops of color! Fave drink is iced Kona coffee. So sweet of you to share, thank you!

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  51. Like that splatter background! I like a mocha.

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Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. ~Mother Teresa

HUGS!!!
JULIANA