Thursday Coffee Break ~ Thankful For Coffee

Hello coffee loving crafty friends… Raise your hand if you are thankful for coffee… I know I am!!! Let’s take a little break with me today and enjoy your favorite drink 🙂 Today’s project is a clean-and-simple, mixed media coffee card 🙂

I am sharing this project at Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today. Head over there to read the full details and tutorial, too 🙂

I started with sponging the Vintage Photo Distress Ink all over a watercolor paper, then I sprayed with some water, dabbed with paper towel, and dried it with craft heater. And then after that, I trimmed the paper into 4″ x 5 1/4″ panel.

I distressed the edges with paper distresser tool and sponge more Vintage Photo Distress Ink on them. And that is how I ended up with this fun distressed, textured background 🙂

I added the Coffee Cup ARTPlorations Stencil on the panel, secured it with painter tape, and using old credit card (or you can use palette knife) I added the Heidi Swap – Gold Art Screen Ink. This is not really ink, it is a metallic soft paste. Gently I lifted up the stencil, and I dried the stenciled image with craft heater.

And to get the sentiment at the center of the cup, I stamped one of the sentiments from STAMPlorations – Caffeeology Stamp Set using Mini MISTI and Pinecone VersaFine Clair Ink Pad. I added the finished panel on a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ card with Art Glitter Dries Clear Adhesive Glue. The card is done 🙂

And…before you go… There is a special sale at STAMPlorations Store! All of the stamps and dies are 10% OFF, including all new release — no coupon needed — The discount is automatically applied in the shopping cart! You can even snap them up at an extra 20% off if you use my discount code: STAMPGIRLHELEN (copy paste the code when you check out). Enjoy shopping and saving!!! I hope you all can enjoy this clean-and-simple, mixed media coffee card. Thanks a latte for stopping by today. Have a fabulous caffeinated day!


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