I must confess I have become a little obsessed with coffee recently. I never understood how my mom could drink coffee at all times of the day until now. In honor of my coffee loving ways I broke out this little stamp/die/embossing folder set I got from Sizzix. The stamps are one of the Tim Holtz coffee blueprints.
After I embossed the mini cups on a kraft piece of paper I direct inked the raised edges. First I tried it with green. I wanted to bring out the green from the cup.
I finished this one with one of the sentiments and the matching die. I used my misti to stamp everything. A few weeks ago while I was pinteresting I came across a blog post (unfortunately I don't remember where) about how the blogger had cut up a Sizzix Eclips mat to fit inside her misti for when she wants to stamp on die cuts that are too small for the magnet. I have been doing that ever since. It works great!
After I did the embossed piece in green I wanted to try it with a brown. I pulled out my old trusty Vintage Photo distress ink. This has been my go to brown since I bought it. I used the direct to paper method again. I tried sponging the ink on but it was getting too much ink on the parts that are not raised.
I finished this card off with the other sentiment stamped in Mowed Lawn distress ink. I felt these would be perfect for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Bit O' Green.