Coffee and More

Good morning, friends. Today’s post will be chock full of inspiration for you, with a focus on The Ton’s most recent release. I used our caffeine-themed sets to create five cards.

For my first card, I used Tea Party to create this tiled look. I love the ability to be able to stamp different designs into the teacup or to leave the outline alone and just color in it yourself. All the teacups were stamped on watercolor cardstock and the polka dot pattern was stamped using different distress inks. I added some strokes of Peacock Feather around the cups and Walnut Stain within the cup.. I cut them down to four pieces and attached to a white cardbase. The sentiment from Caffeine Crush Sentiment was stamped onto black cardstock and heat set with white embossing powder. I added some of our new sequins in Creamy Toffee and Bermuda Blue.

Tea Party

For the second card, I used Hug in a Mug in a different way. I decided to create a lollipop background! I stamped the mug outline using VersaMark and heat set with clear embossing powder. Then I colored all of the “mugs” with different distress inks. When the colors dried, I stamped the latte art pattern over each of them with the same color. I used the sentiment from It’s Cray Cray because it went well with the card theme. I added some Stickles over the candies.

Lollipops
Lollipops 2

For my third card, I used the mugs and latte art to create a latte background. All images were stamped with a caramel-colored ink and then all the latte art stamps were heat set with white embossing powder. I added a white banner with a sentiment from Caffeine Crush Sentiment.

Runs on Coffee
Runs on Coffee 2

For my last two cards, I wanted to share an idea for the sentiments from Caffeine Crush Sentiment. Often, you’ll see blackboards in cafes that are decorated with chalks. I didn’t have any chalk, but I did have chalkboard cardstock that I bought over a year ago and forgot about. I stamped the sentiment with VersaMark and heat set it with white embossing powder for the first card.

Chalkboard
For the second card, I stamped with a white pigment ink and then heat set it with clear embossing powder. Both look similar, but the white embossed look definitely has a bolder contrast. To add the chalk effect, I simply used a dauber to color in with white pigment ink and ran a napkin over it to fade it out a bit.

Chalkboard 2

Thanks for visiting and leaving me some love. Let me know which card or look is your favorite! Thanks 🙂 Have a great weekend.

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