If anyone has seen my previous projects they certainly know how much I love the java!! I also love working with the palette of colors and textures that coffee stirs up - creams, browns, burlap, drip rings and all sorts of artistic effects.
For this card I started with a piece of glossy card stock for the main focal image background and of course used a technique from one of Pat's fantastic CDs - Sensational Stencils. Alcohol Stencils. This is such a fabulous technique because it combines the amazing colors of alcohol inks with your favorite stencil! For this I used the Crafter's Workshop Mini Paint Lids -to give the appearance of coffee drip rings in the background. The stamp itself comes as all one large sentiment but I decided to cut it apart after stamping to better fit my project. To add some additional texture I layered the main piece onto a piece of Kraft core card stock (die cut with Sizzix postage stamp die), woven paper from DCWV, and finally onto a piece of corrugate card base. I used a stencil and distress ink to add some larger drip rings to this piece as well. Best of all I add a couple of real espresso beans- boy does this card smell good!
Hope you enjoyed having my morning coffee with me! Be sure to stop on over to the TJ website for this and more incredible stamps and technique CDs!
Thanks for joining me today!