Life Is Short. Drink Good Coffee.

Hello everyone! I have been wanting to use my newest addition to my coffee stamps and dies stash… And today I have a CAS, Mixed Media coffee card that I would like to share with you 🙂

I use my new coffee stamp set and die, Anywhere There’s Coffee Stamps & Die Set that I got back in December. For the coffee cup, firts I cut out the cup with white cardstock and then stamped the cup and sentiment with black archival ink. The clear stamp makes it easier to stamp on a die cut becuase we can see through it. For the sentiment,  I use the CUTplorations – Coffee Word Die that I cut out the kraft cardstock 3 times and stacked them together to create a coffee sentiment chipboard.

The background I created with mixed medium. First, I added some Vintage Photo distress ink on Tim Holtz – On The Go Cup and sprayed it with some water, then I added a piece of watercolor paper, and run it through my die cutting machine to emboss it. Then I added some thin layers of homemade white gesso on it.

I added some of the green and yellow Caribbean Color Bursts on it, and then sprayed it with Perfect Pearl mixture. That gives the pearly and sparkly look on the background. Using my craft heater, I dried that background and once it dried, I added some of the Vintage Photo distress ink all around the edges.

I added a cream cardstock on a black card base as a mat, then I added the watercolored, embossed panel on it. Using 3D foam tape, I added the cup and the sentiment chipboard.

Today’s card is a CASE card. I CASE Kathy’s Card, one of the Coffee Loving Cardmakers DT 🙂 Here’s her card:

THANKS A LATTE for visiting me today and I hope you all have a fabulous and caffeinated weekend! 🙂

I am playing along at:

CASEing DT Link Up Party #9 – CASE DT Kathy’s Card

CUTplorations January Challenge

STAMPlorations – Never Ending Anything Goes

HLS Mixed Media January Challenge

HLS Anything Goes With Dies Challenge January

NBUS Challenge 9

Simon Says: Anything Goes

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18 thoughts on “Life Is Short. Drink Good Coffee.

  1. I love your warm coffee card, Helen! You did an amazing job with that background and with CASEing Kathy’s card!! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #9 and joining in the optional CASEing theme! Hugs, Darnell