Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Summer Coffee - Take it One Sip at a Time

Hello stamping friends!  I had a need to make an encouragement card for a man, but I wanted to combine this with the coffee blog hop and a new to me Distress Oxide technique.  This is what I came up with.

The background was made with the Swipe Your Credit Card technique. I used Faded Jeans, Broken China and Fired Brick Distress Oxides because I originally wanted a sortof patriotic look.  However, Distress Oxides do have a mind of their own and the Fired Brick turned orange.  No problem!  It still looks summery like madras plaid, to me.  I also used perfect pearls in my water, so there is the slightest shimmer in the stripes.


I used snippets of patterned paper and the orange cardstock from my scrap box.  The card was a bit plain, so I colored up some coffee beans and used them to embellish.

Supplies: Lil Inker Designs Coffee Cozies stamp set, Just for Fun Rubber stamps Coffee Unmounted stamp set, Versafine and Memento black inks, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, My Mind's Eye Happy Camper 6x6 paper pad, Distress Oxide inks Faded Jeans, Broken China and Fired Brick, Gina Marie X Stitched Rectangle dies

I would love to participate in these challenge:
Coffee Lovers Summer Blog Hop
Pixie's Crafty Workshop - Snippets Challenge 287 and 288
SimonSaysStamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I would love to visit you if you have a blog, so I hope you will leave a comment with a way to find you!  Have a great day!

19 comments:

MakeYourLifeColourful said...

Love this masculine encouragement card! Great distress background!

Mac Mable said...

The oxides look great and a great technique too. Perfect for a masculine card. Love the coffee been embellishment and how you've added a little shimmer to the stripes x.

Claire said...

Brilliant technique, loving the coffee beans, really bring the whole theme together... fab x

Shelly said...

This is awesome!

Ann said...

Love the fun patterns you used.

Carol L said...

That's a great background you created, and just perfect for that coffee cup and those little beans! NJ!

Megan J said...

Hi Heidi, a great card for any coffee lover, the inky background looks great, I will have to hop over to read the tutorial and see if I can give it ago without distress inks.... love the coffee cup and the extra beans.... have a wonderful week... Megan

Rebecca Yahrling said...

What a great technique - I'd never heard of it. Love how it turned out.

Di said...

Great card Heidi! I keep meaning to try that technique as well. Love how yours worked so well.

Hugs

Di xx

Cat Craig said...

I love coming here for new techniques Heidi...I haven't heard of this one either. Off to learn after I tell you how much I love your color comb, fabulous design for this card.

*Vicki* said...

What a really fun background with your CC swipping!! Love the colors and the yummy coffee accents! :) HUGS

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful card and a great background.

~amy~ said...

Yes to madras plaid...perfect!

Conniecrafter said...

very cool results with your plaid, great encouraging sentiment to go with it and you are right the coffee beans are a nice accenting.

Beth Norman said...

Great technique. I only have two oxides. Your coffee cup looks like it has a real cozy on it.

wannabcre8tive said...

A really cute card. I love the Oxide Ink background and the cute coffee cup.

Fiki said...

great card!
love those coffee beans!

Hetty said...

Lovely card and such a great background.

Lisa said...

Love that background!