Thursday, July 22, 2010

How've You Bean

Hi all, hope you are having a great summer!  Have another card for you today.  I have been wanting a tea/coffee stamp for some time and when the stamp sale was going on at my LCS I finally got one!  This is one of the cards that will go in my Etsy shop as soon as I can work out the shipping details on the store.  The coffee/tea cup was stamped onto water color paper and embossed with clear embossing powder, then water colored with my Tombow markers. 

Then I inked the edges with Distress Inks, Antique Linen and a bit of a sage green ink also.  The steam is accented with some clear glitter and the coffee in the cup has Crystal Effects for some shiny liquid look. I love the way the blue pops off the card!  I cut them out with my oval Nesties and added some brads.

The matt layers on the base of the card are from K & Co. and I used two coordinating glittery and foil card stock/paper in a opposing triangle pattern.  I used my new Cricut Expression to cut the flourishes out in brown with a black shadow.  They are accented with a gold gel pen. A brown bow finished the front.

For the inside I stamped the row of coffee beans onto water color paper and again embossed them in clear embossing powder and water colored them with my Tombows.  They are layered and matted with the same papers as the front.

The sentiment "how've you bean" was also from this cute stamp set and was embellished with two of the coffee beans.  A writing space is made from oval Nesties atop the triangular matts, the edges inked with Distress Tea Dye for that "coffee" look.

It was a fun card to do and I love the colors! Tomorrow I will have a "shape" card to share with you and be sure to check back as I still have a stash of cards ready to post!

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