American Crafts, Close To My Heart, Coffee Loving CardMakers, CTMH, Distress Inks, Distress Oxide Ink, Hero Arts, Hickory Smoke, Justrite Stamp Co, Picked Raspberry, Scrapbook Expo, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, Worn Lipstick
Hello, I am back today with another card for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Spring/Summer Blog Hop. I look forward to these each season, there are so many different styles to get inspired by…Fun, fun, fun!!!
I started with a fun layered background. First I put Distress Inks in Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade and Spiced Marmalade onto my craft mat and spritzed it very generously with water. I then took a piece of watercolor paper and smooshed it into the inks, drying and redipping the paper until I was happy with what I had. Then I used two separate background stamps, one with a dominant design and the other with a less dominant design. They were both stamped in Slate Gray ink from Close To My Heart. I had taken a background layering class with my friend Andi at a previous Scrapbook Expo and I learned a lot in that class, I hope it shows. 🙂 The background stamps I used in my card are from JustRite. They make huge background stamps, so you can orient it onto your card for either portrait or landscape designs.
Next up, I die cut the To-Go coffee cup using a die I won in a grab bag, but I think it is Hero Arts…do not hold me to it though, it was eons ago. I stamped the cup sleeve with “a latte” and distressed the edges a bit with Hickory Smoke Distress Ink to make it stand out. I sponged that onto the lid as well to give it a bit of depth and definition.
I stamped the Birthday Wishes sentiment in Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink and clear heat embossed it. That stamp set is from a retired CTMH set. I cut it out and popped it up with foam squares. I wrapped American Crafts twine around the base and mounted that onto black cardstock, then onto the white card base.
Well, thank you for stopping by and if you have not been to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop yet, please pop over there by clicking Here and get inspired and join in the fun!