Some Like it HOT blog hop

Welcome to our February Blog Hop- “Some like it HOT” this theme is all about hot beverages- coffee, tea, hot chocolate… 

We will be giving away 9 prizes – one for each designer. 8 Some Like it Hot prize packs and one $50 gift Certificate Prizes will be chosen randomly from the people who comment.  We are especially excited as this is our first hop with the new design team, I hope you’ll take time to bookmark and explore each of their blogs and leave them some love 🙂  Here’s the full hop order & everyone’s links:

Tara (you are HERE at the SNS blog!)

And now let me jump in and show you my card!  I fell in love with this cutie from Penny Black “Saying a Latte” and have been saving her for this hop- I’ve been out of practice coloring with my Copic Markers, except for small images, but she was a fun one to play with!  I actually have 2 cards featuring her to share (since I colored a backup “just in case I mess up” image as well).  Since I knew coloring was going to take a bit of time, I kept the rest of my design pretty simple- stamping my sentiment on a panel die cut with MFT’s Stitched Edge die.  I also just got the new gradient square stencil by Tim Holtz and the angles seemed like a perfect match!

I used a mix of Distress Oxides on the stenciled details, but I’m not even positive of all the colors because I used a dirty ink blending tool. LOL. (note to self- buy more blending foams!)  I knew the Cracked Pistachio would match my die cut panel, but the rest was just trial and error! I figure you really can’t go wrong with a mix of blues & greens- they are my happy colors!  A few pearl details & twine added some subtle embellishments to my simple card.

And here’s one last pic with the two cards together- the other is free of embellishments, but very similar in design!

I hope you enjoyed my card and are getting warmed up a bit for our “Some Like it HOT” blog hop!  We hope you’ll join us and play along with our challenge blog as well this month!  If you’re ready to keep moving, head on over and check out Dawn’s project!

Inky hugs,


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47 Responses to “Some Like it HOT blog hop”What You're Saying

  1. This is so very cute Tara … such a fun image.

  2. Nancy says:

    gorgeous cards, love your colouring and lay out..

  3. Shirley A Heinemann says:

    Very nice

  4. Terrific colours! That stencil is a great accent on the side.

  5. Susan Powell says:

    LOVE this card. That’s one of my favorite images (I used it on my card too) and blues and greens are a combo that always cheer me up 🙂

  6. Chala says:

    Love the colour choice and the use of the Tim Holtz stencil!

  7. Nancy Elrick says:

    Great card Tara! She looks like she loves that cuppa joe!

  8. Love it! That’s a great stencil!

  9. Jeanette Y says:

    Beautiful coloring!! Love the stencil!

  10. Gorgeous coloring! I love her rosy cheeks! The card design is FABULOUS!

  11. Denise Bryant says:

    Love the theme for the hop and your pretty cards! Awesome details and colors on your cards! Love the stenciled design and the die cut Stitched Edge piece for your sentiment!

  12. Mary-Anne V. says:

    Wow your colouring of that great image is wonderful. I love the angled sentiment panel and the great use of the stencil.

  13. SandiLou says:

    I like that the stitched edge die is offset, the stamped image fits perfectly with it.

  14. Franca says:

    Awesome card from the coloring to the design of the card. Beautifully done

  15. Andrea says:

    Love the layout. So cool, especially with that gradient square stencil.

  16. Wahnita Hammond says:

    Stunning coloring!!! I love the stamped panel and of course the extra embellishments you added to the one card 🙂

  17. Gloria says:

    Great cards!! Can’t go wrong with coffee themed cards. Love your colouring.

  18. Carla Hundley says:

    Love both cards and
    the colors are fabulous!
    Great stamp set.
    Carla from Utah

  19. Jane McGill says:

    Love the sentiment on these cute cards.

  20. carol says:

    WOW! Gorgeous colouring that really brings this image to life! The stenciling: perfect touch! Love these!!

  21. Darlene Fellows says:

    Love the colouring. The stencil is a great added touch. 🙂

  22. Joanne Quagliara says:

    Love both of these cards. Bling or no bling, it’s really sweet.❤️

  23. Nicki McStay says:

    Such a cute couple of cards. I love the girl stamp!

  24. Kathy says:

    Your colouring is beautiful. I especially like the highlights in the girl’s hair. And I love that the greens and blues were repeated in the stenciling.

  25. Cindy Holmes says:

    I love your two cards! I really like the stencil that you used for both of the card backgrounds and I think that your color choices and blending over the stencils is absolutely gorgeous too!

  26. Lorrie says:

    Such a talent. In my dreams to be able to color l8ke that! Thank you for sharing

  27. Terri T says:

    Whimsical is what first came to mind, love it!!

  28. Susan Poulin says:

    Love the card. Beautiful gay colours.

  29. Sandra D says:

    Nice! The girl is pretty saucy looking, isn’t she? I love the colours, too.

  30. Ann Marie says:

    Great pair of cards. Really like your colour choices.

  31. Ashley says:

    very nice cards, I really like that stencil with the distress oxides! looks great!

  32. Julie Shaskin says:

    Lovely cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

  33. Janetchinn says:

    Cute, love the sentiment!

  34. Jeanne Beam says:

    Fantastic cards!
    Thanks so much for sharing…

  35. Cynthia X. says:

    Love the color combo.

  36. Kelly Kennedy says:

    Gorgeous colouring!

  37. I love your cards Tara! Your colouring looks awesome and I love how you coloured her hair! The gradiant of the Tim Holtz inks looks fabulous! Love your designs too!

  38. kimberly says:

    Wowsa! Those colors, that coloring!!!! I just started dipping my toe into card making and it is NOT as easy as it seems! You card makers are super talented!!!

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