Hello and happy spring (or autumn for those in the Southern Hemisphere!) all of you coffee loving cardmakers! Autumn with you today to share some inspiration with my favorite coffee stamp set, Coffee Time. As a bonus, anyone who comments on this post will be entered into a random draw to win this stamp set. *** Giveaway now closed. Winners have been announced at the end of this blog post ***
Like everyone else, I have been busy creating backgrounds with the new Distress Oxide ink pads. Here I first created an inky background with water and regular Vintage Photo Distress Ink, then dipped the panel in watered Walnut Stain Distress Oxide. Finally, I stamped the Polka Dots texture stamp in Faded Jeans Distress Oxide over the partially wet panel and spritzed it with water, more in some areas to create seepage.
I stamped the coffee stains with Walnut Stain Distress Oxide, spritzing the inked stamp before stamping. I gave the background flecks of water for more interest.
I stamped the coffee mug onto scrap inky paper in Sepia Archival ink. I used a fine black pen to create some artistic interest and a white Galaxy marker to make the reflection in the coffee. I cut the rubber apart for the word stamp "take time to smell the coffee". Because the stamps are cling mounted, they easily fit back together to reform the phrase. I stamped coffee repeatedly across the background and added a strip of tissue tape.
To finish I stamped a flower from the Fine Flowers Vol. 2 stamp set with Jet Black Archival ink and then watercolored it. I used the Galaxy marker to add white to the petals. I fussy cut the flower and used foam tape to mount over the coffee cup.
Darkroom Door Coffee Time Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Polka Dots Texture Stamp
Distress Ink: Vintage Photo
Distress Oxide Ink: Walnut Stain, Faded Jeans
Archival Ink: Jet Black
White Galaxy Marker
For my next card, I centered my design around the takeout cup and used a few die cuts to add dimension.
To create this background, I dipped my panel into water and regular Vintage Photo Distress Ink, then layered by dipping into puddled Fossilized Amber and Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxides. I inked my sentiment with Walnut Stain Distress Oxide, spritzing with water before stamping each time. When all of the stamping was done, I gave the panel a spritz of water to make sure the chalky look of the Oxides came through. I layered with a dyed ribbon and doily die cut.
I created a bundle with a handmade flower, a die cut label and vines with a bundle of string beneath.
Here you can see the beautiful chalky background. I applied stickers over the label to for my focal sentiment.
I stamped the cup in Jet Black Archival ink onto scrap inky paper. I used the Galaxy marker to make the highlights on the cup lid. I finished the card off with splashes of watery gesso.
Supplies Used:Darkroom Door Coffee Time Stamp Set
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you are inspired to experiment with mixed media cardmaking. Remember to leave a comment on this post for a chance to win the Coffee Time stamp set. The winner will be announced on April 2nd, 2017!
WINNERS!! Congratulations to the following 3 commenters: