Coffee Loving Cardmakers and Joy Clair Collaboration Blog Hop

Welcome everyone to Coffee Loving Cardmakers and Joy Clair Collaborations Blog Hop! Both design teams are teaming up to share coffee themed projects showcasing the Joy Clair Coffee Themed Stamps collection.

And…this collaboration blog hop is not only full of fabulous inspirations from the team members, but also Joy Clair is giving away 2 Gift Cards to 2 lucky winners!!! For chances to win, read all the details at the end of my blog post 🙂 Let’s get to my project… I have 2 mixed media projects to share that I created using Coffee Lovers Stamp Set and Christmas Coffee Stamp Set.

I started with creating the background. I found a fun YouTube tutorial using alcohol inks and gold foil that I decided to try. I used Alcohol Ink – Natural Walk Set of 3 and Gold Mixative Alcohol Ink for this background.

I added the alcohol inks on glossy photo papers. I spreaded the inks by blowing it with straw, and I also added some Alcohol Ink Blender Solution for more texture. I let it sit for a couple of minutes, or until it was kindda tacky with I touched it. And then, I added the gold foil on them. I ended up with these unexpected fun results!

On my first project, I added some white gesso on the tag that I cut out of watercolor paper, and then I made some marks on it using toilet paper roll, old credit card, and plastic knife. After it dried, I sprayed some of my homemade sprat paints on the tag. I dried it with craft heater, and then I added some of the tissue papers with gel medium. I added the gold thread with some dries-clear adhesive glue, set aside to dry.

For the cup, I stamped the cup from the Coffee Lovers Stamp Set on one of the alcohol inked paper using Mini MISTI and Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad, and I stamped it again on a plain white cardstock with Nocturne VersaFine Clair Ink Pad. Once they all dried, I fussy cut them with micro-tips scissors.

I stamped the one of the sentiment from Coffee Lovers Stamp Set on the cup sleeve with Blue Belle and Purple Delight VersaFine Clair Ink Pads. I added the sentiment sleeve on the cup and also the lid.

I added the finished cup on the tag using 3D foam tape and strong dries-clea adhesive glue. I added clear blog on top of it to hold it in place while it was drying.

On my second project, it is a mixed media card. I created the background with some Gold Screen Ink and White Acrylic Paint. I added them on a piece of watercolor paper. I trimmed it slightly smaller than the card base. I added the panel on the card base with dries-clear adhesive glue.

I stamped the coffee sentiment from Coffee Lovers Stamp Set on the background panel with the Nocturne VersaFine Clair Ink Pad using second generation stamping technique to get the shadow look on it. I dried it with craft heater.

For the cup, I stamped one of the cups from the Christmas Coffee Stamp Set on one of the alcohol inked paper with Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad using Mini MISTI. After the ink dried, I fussy cut the cup with micro-tip scissors and then I traced cup with white gel pen.

I stamped one of the sentiments from Coffee Lovers Stamp Set with Blue Belle VersaFine Clair Ink Pad using Mini MISTI on a white cardstock. I trimmed it into sentiment banner.

I added some of the natural twine ribbon on the panel with dries-clear adhesive. And then I added the sentiment and cup on the card with 3D foam tape.

And that’s all about my mixed media coffee themed projects…

Check out all the Joy Clair Coffee Themed Stamps collection and they just released a new stamp set this month, Coffee Talk Stamp Set.


To enter the giveaway, you all simply leave comment on each blog post participant. Let them know what do you think about their projects. Here is the full list of the Collaboration Blog Hop participants:

Joy Clair Blog

Kerry Urbatch

Helen Gullett –> You’re Here

Donna Green Idlet –> Next Stop

Ceal Pritchett

Monica Maier

Angie Cimbalo

Nicole Winslow

Martha Lucia Gomez

Jenny Fruchey

Lindsay Adreon

Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog

Amy Tsuruta

Laurel Seabrook

Lisa ReynoldsBzibziak

Robyn Jordan

Becca Cruger

Dana Warren

Erin Thiem

Kathy Schweinfurth

Katie Brooks

I hope you all like my projects and be inspired. So… which Joy Clair Coffee Themed Stamps is your favorite?

THANKS A LATTE for stopping by my blog. Have a fabulous caffeinated day!!!

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42 thoughts on “Coffee Loving Cardmakers and Joy Clair Collaboration Blog Hop

  1. Your creations are just fabulous Helen. I love the rich layers of color you achieved with the inks and the gold foil. I could just stare at them all day. SO fabulous!

  2. These are both fabulous. I’d love to see the gold one in person; I’ll bet it’s really shimmery.

  3. Wow gorgeous tag and card! I really love the color mixtures and mixed media style for them both! I especially love the sentiment on the card! Very cute!

  4. Hello Helen,
    What a super surprise in my mail-box…a blog hop on Coffee and with new stamps….I like it ;o)
    Your card and tag are wonderfull and your backgrounds are amazing, going to give that a try..someday.
    I think I like the Coffee Lovers clear stampset the most.

  5. Your backgrounds look amazing, Helen. Adding foil to alcohol ink bacgrounds is still on my to try list. i probably saw the same tutorial you are referring to.

  6. Awesome backgrounds! I’ve been wanting to try the alcohol inks with the foil accents! Love the Coffee Talk stamp set!

  7. Wow Helen, these are awesome! That is such a cool background… I have yet to play with alcohol inks.. I’m sure it will take some practice to make something as beautiful as this… love both creations!

  8. Gorgeous coffee card ….. I love the shimmery background. Thank you for playing along with the Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media challenge xx