Growing In Unity Day 2 – Caffeinated Cards For Crafty Friends

Hello hello hello everyone… Today is Day 2 for Growing in Unity Girl post. Today, I have three caffeinated cards idea for crafty friends.

On my first card, I used the Martha Girl stamp set. This is one perfect stamp for a crafty friend who loves coffee, or cocoa, or tea.

I created that rainbow, watercolored background with brush pens. I simply scribbled each color (red, yellow, blue) on craft mat, sprayed with water, and then smooshed the watercolor paper on it.

And to get that distress look on it, I dried inks with craft heater, and then I sprayed some more water on it with sprayer bottle, dabbed the water off with paper towel, and then dried it again with craft heater.

I stamped the girl image on it with VersaFine Onyx Black ink pad with stamping tool, and then cut it with one of the Fancy Frames Dies. I added it on a white card with E-Z Runner Grand Adhesive.

I stamped the sentiment on a white cardstock, trimmed it into sentiment banner, and then added it on the card with 3D foam tape.

This second card, I used the Coffee & Flowers stamp set. This is a clean-and-simple card, super easy to make.

I stamped the flower and sentiment on a heavyweight white cardtock with VersaFine Onyx Black. And then I simply colored the image with LeisureArts Coloring Pencils. I blended the colors with white coloring pencil. This is a pretty simple technique for beginner colorist.

I trimmed the finished panel with paper trimmer slightly smaller than the card base. I added it on the card with E-Z Runner Grand Adhesive. Then, I wrapped some natural burlap twine on the top of the card. I added a tiny blue gem in the middle of the blue flower, too.

And for the third card, I used the One Sip At A Time stamp set. I love that gorgeous cup and sweet sentiments from this stamp set.

I stamped the cup on a watercolor paper with VersaFine Onyx Black ink pad and then I colored it with Stabilo Woody Watercolor Crayons and water brush. After coloring it, I dried it with craft heater and then I fussy cut the cup with scissors.

I stamped the sentiment on a white cardstock and then trimmed it into a sentiment banner.

I printed one of Gracillie Design digital papers on a 4×6 photo paper and then I added it on a white card with E-Z Runner Grand Adhesive. Then I added the sentiment banner on the top left card with 3D foam tape.

Next, I added some burlap twine on the card to create that wreath and secured it with dries-clear adhesive glue. I added the cup in the middle or the burlap twine wreath with 3D foam tape. I finished this card with some gems.


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28 thoughts on “Growing In Unity Day 2 – Caffeinated Cards For Crafty Friends

  1. Helen, such pretty cards. I really love the smooshed background on the one card. Such a fun technique. Blessings.

  2. Helen, I’m loving all of these, but 1 and 3 are my favorites. I haven’t tried the watercolor smush yet… that might need to be next! Happy Growing in Unity a girl week!!

  3. Great cards and I love the little detail of the blue gemstone in the middle of the flower. Little touches like that make it special.

  4. All three cards are lovely, especially love the third. Love that the first is a quick make and your coloring on the second is beautiful!

  5. Such lovely cards! I love the soft background in the first one. (I’m going to try that!) The third one is one of my favorite sets… I love the little wreath behind the cup.

  6. So pretty. Love all of them. Love the background you did on the first one, so pretty…. the second one so simple and crisp, and then the third one with the pop of dots…love them!!!

  7. Helen, amazing cards and mixed media. My favorite I think is the love and coffee encouragement card. However I really love everything you showed. Soooooo appreciate your sharing and inspiring. Blessings!

  8. I love Unity’s coffee stamps, so many choices. I love the card with the fussy cut to-go cup, very pretty.

  9. Wow! All of them are just gorgeous! I am a caffeine addict so am so thrilled to see your use of those stamps!

  10. Helen, I just so love your style! You really have a way with colors that is something extra special! Thanks for sharing!