I know this is a summer-themed hop and that most people equate summer with hot weather; but one of my favorite things about summer are the storms...the really quick thunderstorms that roll through most evenings, drop a ton of rain, bring down the temperatures, and then disappear just as quickly as they appeared. So yesterday when we got another huge storm I made myself a cup of coffee while I watched the storm (and held my trembling dog) and got inspired for today's card!
I started off by die-cutting the clouds, raindrops, and sun from the WPlus9 Sunshine Layers set in white and yellow cardstock. Then I die-cut the scalloped edge panel from grey-blue cardstock. I also die-cut the clouds from the blue panel to create a shaker card. I cut apart the sentiment from WPlus9 Sending Sunshine and stamped it with versafine onyx black ink. I glued acetate to the back of the blue panel and then filled the shaker with clear sequins and sparkly silver and clear seed beads. I sealed the back of the shaker and then turned it over to assemble the rest of the card.
Next I arranged the sun and clouds over the card front and added a little bit of silver metallic string under the clouds to resemble rain. I also adhered the raindrops and a few more clear sequins. Then I stamped the coffee cup from the Create a Smile Coffee First stamp set and colored it with copics. I fussy cut the cup and adhered it to the panel with foam mounting tape. Finally I adhered the panel to a top-folding white card base.
Thanks so much for visiting and I hope you're playing along with the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! It's an incredibly fun and positive hop!