Coffee has been a popular trend for a while but I've been kind of behind the times in using it as a theme. Recently I saw a card that had been painted with coffee HERE. As I looked for additional information, I found it to be gaining in popularity but it's been around for a very long time. I decided to start with something simple so purchased a small inexpensive brand of instant coffee and painted it onto a piece of watercolor paper for practice, which became the background for this card. It was like painting with watercolor.
My card was initially inspired by a sketch challenge but then I saw a shaker challenge so stepped it up and created four shakers units on the one card. The shakers are low profile for easy mailing.
Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #150
Just Us Girls #334 Trend Challenge
AHSC150 and JUGS334 blogs to see the fabulous creations!
Techniques: Painting with coffee, multiple shakers, stamping, die cutting, fussy cutting
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")
Stampin' Up! Materials
Inks: Soft Suede (for cup stamped inside card)
Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Watercolor
Misc.: Dimensionals foam, Window Sheets (acetate)
Stamps: Lil' Inker Designs "Coffee Cozy" & "Coffee Talk"
Ink: Stazon Jet Black, Kroger's Instant Coffee (strong and cooled)
Dies: Gina K. Designs (stacking ovals); Spellbinders (Classic Circles, Hexagons, Wonky Rectangles, Ribbon Banners)
Misc.: 3M foam tape, Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Glossy Accents