Saturday, March 18, 2017

Hello Coffee My Old Friend

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.

1 comment:

  1. Beautifully crafted! love the textures and design! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Bit O’ Green” Challenge! Beautiful colors and design. Well done!