Friday, March 18, 2016

What do you mean we're out of coffee?

Today is the start of the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! I'm happy to do my coffee-themed cards, and to share them!

This crab is part of the Pretty Cute Stamp's Moody Crabs set, and the sentiment is from Pretty Cute Stamp's Coffee Faces. Disclaimer: I won a gift certificate from Pretty Cute Stamps back during the last Coffee Lover's blog hop, and they really are so cute!

The crab was colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, then fussy cut. He has glossy accents on his eyes. The background was squished and squashed with inexpensive watercolors from Michael's. The background on the main panel was stamped with a coffee bean and cup stain from The Alley Way Stamp's Breakfast Club.

Finally, the sentiment was stamped on a Sketchy Banner tag from Simon Says Stamp.

This is how I felt when staying at my cousin's house a decade or so back. I got over the trauma but I still remember it vividly. 

40 comments:

Shelly said...

Heehee. Too darn cute!

Becca Cruger said...

Definitely a giggler! Haha! I love the explanation of your process too - squished and squashed. :)

ionabunny said...

So cute. He caught my eye and I had to pop over. I can understand why he looks so distressed. Hugz

Sylvia said...

Love this card, it isn't every day you see a crab that needs coffee! Thanks Ellen for brightening my day!Happy Friday! and Happy Hopping!

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow!!! Amazing card!!!!

Jen Carter said...

So funny!!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Adorable and cute and just how I feel when I go to a relative's house and they don't even offer coffee!?! Really??!! lol

Hetty said...

Hilarious, but beautifully made.

Sue Reynolds said...

Love the sentiment and the water colored background....very pretty and your use of that crab is so different...great card.

Kim Heggins said...

What a fabulous and fun card!

Kerin Sylvester said...

Hahaha cute sentiment! Great card :)

Karen B. said...

I do think I'd be crabby too if I didn't get coffee! Such a cute card!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Hehe - such a perfect sentiment!

Ann said...

So funny and cute with that crab.

Lisa said...

This is so awesome and fun! Great background!

~amy~ said...

LOL....what a fun card! Love how you combined the sets! Perfect!

Ceal said...

great card, how fun!

Melissa said...

SO cute! I love your squished and squashed background!!! :) So happy you could play along in the Spring Coffee Lovers Hop!

Bunny said...

Oh my gosh he is cute. I saw him as I was making my way down commenting and couldn't wait to get here to see what he was saying. That poor traumatized crab.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

OMG!!! I love this. The crab is perfect.

Doudou said...

Very fun. Cute card

Nikki C said...

Fun card so cute

MariLynn said...

Cute card. Love the background behind your crabby crab.(but who could blame him for being crabby?)

StampingbugKerry said...

Hahahah that's too funny! Love his funky eyes and his crazy look. Love the background too! :)

Tonya said...

Great way to use the crab! Just too funny. Thanks for sharing.

Tracie Pond said...

Too cute! Tracie Pond

D.Ann C said...

I'd be crabby, too! Fun card and lovely background!

Kelly Booth said...

So CUUUUTE and that background is Amazing!

Helen F. said...

What a FUN card! :-)

Gail said...

So crabby! so cute!

Maura Hibbitts said...

Great sense of humor, and a beautiful background!

Beverley said...

LOVE the expression on the crab and the sentiment go claw in claw! FAB card. Hugs Bev (Uniko) x

Michele Henderson said...

I love the great colors in your crabby card! Adorable!
Take care!
Michele

Terri said...

Too funny! Great card!

Kelly said...

love your water colored background. the sentiment is perfect for the crab!

TracyM #6773 said...

SUPER CUTE card!!!
LOVE your ADORABLE stressed crab, FUN sentiment and AWESOME inking!!!

Helen Gullett said...

This is way tooooooo cute and fun!

Carrie Sheridan said...

Fantastic card with such a cute little crab and a perfect sentiment for him!

Daša said...

Hahaha this is so funny

Karen Letchworth said...

I'd be a real "crab" without my coffee, too!
Blessings,
Karen