Friday, September 18, 2015

Coffee Aged Background Friends Card

Happy Friday! Today I am sharing a card I made with Crackerbox Palace’s awesome stamps and an aged background made with instant coffee. I learned how to do this aged look in a video here by the wonderful Fran of Stampendous. It is easy to do- just put hot water in a spray bottle and add several spoonfuls of instant coffee, then shake. Spray the mixture on your cardstock, then sprinkle on a few of the instant coffee grounds while still wet for even more color and interest.

On this card I stamped Crackerbox Palace’s “coffee stain” stamp first, then created the background as described above. After the piece was dry, I embossed with an embossing folder from Tim Holtz. I mixed brown distress ink with water on my craft mat, then spattered on brown dots with a small paintbrush and the distress ink/water mixture. The “friends” die is also by Tim Holtz for Sizzix. I stamped Crackerbox Palace’s coffee pot, divided the open area with a small black marker, and zentangled the inside of the stamped image.

I am entering this card in the Use a Die and Stamped Image challenge at Scrapy Land (die is Tim Holtz and Sizzix both brands they carry), and the Anything Goes challenge at Crafty Gals Corner.


Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Karen! thank you for explaining how your background was made. It looks marvelous! The die cuts you used look great, too! Thanks for sharing your pretty project in the Scrapy Land Challenge! Hope you will join us again! hugs and blessings, de {Creative Smiles}

kiwimeskreations said...

What a fun card - love the doodled coffee pot and the wonderful background. Thanks for sharing how you made it! It looks as though friends have just finished a wonderful time together.

Verna Angerhofer said...

A coffee stained background works great with a coffee lover's card. Great design.

Lisa Mensing said...

What a gorgeous background for this coffee card! Love it. Thanks for playing along at Crafty Gals Corner's Anything Goes Challenge. Lisa DT

Lori Kobular said...

Love the textured background you created on this wonderful coffee card! Your zentangle coffee pot looks awesome! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #26!

Nancy Hill said...

Thank you for sharing that wonderful technique used on your embossing part of the card. Love the coffee lover's card. Thank you for entering your card in the Scrapyland Challenge #26 and good luck. Nancy, Quest Designer