Good morning, coffee lovers!  It’s Melody from Handmade Card Happiness and Instagram!
I am so excited to be participating in my very first Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  Dare 2B Artzy is one of the Super Sponsors so our entire team is thrilled!

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I adore this Perfect Blend stamp set from Dare 2B Artzy!  If there was ever a stamp set created for masking techniques, this is it!
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After stamping my images with Dare 2B Artzy Totally Black Ink, I stamped the coffee cup onto Inkadinkado stamping mask paper.  I fussy cut each portion of the cup apart so I could mask off different portions of the cup as needed.  Then the wild and crazy stamping frenzy began!  I pulled out a plethora of stamps that had smaller images and had a party in my craft room!  As you can see from the image above, it looks like a hot mess during the process, but once you remove the masks, the reveal is so much fun!

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These are the cups after masking and a little coloring.  I used the following Copic markers:
YG13, G02
R43, R14, R24
BG01, BG02

I used the stitched rectangle from the Leaf Background Die to cut a piece of Paisley Paper which I mounted on melon colored card stock.  This was then adhered to my card base.  Some of the cups were adhered directly to the paisley paper while others were mounted with foam tape for dimension.

I hope you have a great Monday and get to spend some time enjoying this fabulous blog hop!  Dare 2B Artzy is also offering a discount during the hop!
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Happy hopping!  As the sentiment from Perfect Blend says, “May your coffee be strong and your Mondays be short!”
Melody