All You Need is … Coffee

Hello, again!  I’m back with a coffee-themed card (while enjoying a nice, BIG cuppa, no less! 🙂 ).  The design was inspired by a sketch from the Coffee Loving Cardmakers’ Sunday Sip and Share (see below).

The coffee image is from SugarPea Designs’ Caffeine Addict.  With distress inks I stamped and painted the coffee, lid and whipped cream on watercolor paper.  I masked off the coffee image before stamping the straw.  To stamp the straw and embellishment on the cup, I inked my stamp with distress ink and then spritzed it with a little bit of water before stamping.  Because I wanted the lid to have a frosted appearance, I adhered some vellum over the lid and fussy-cut the whole thing.

The background was fun and easy to create!  I “smooshed” various colors of distress ink onto watercolor paper, making sure to dry each color before adding the next.  Once the paper was dry, I die-cut it with the largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles die, matted it with brown cardstock, and adhered it to my top-folding card.  The sentiment is from Pink & Main’s Hello Sweet set.  I heat-embossed it in white onto a strip of brown cardstock and bannered one end.  I punched a hole in the opposite end and threaded it onto some bakers’ twine, which I tied around my card.  I added some adhesive underneath the sentiment strip so that it wouldn’t flop around (I also like how it directs your attention to the coffee.).  I popped up my coffee with foam tape and adhered some sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and Doodlebug Designs.

Thanks for spending some time with me.  I hope you have a wonderful day!

I’m entering this card into the following challenges:  SugarPea Designs’ Mix It Up Challenge 27:  Anything Goes, Coffee Loving Cardmakers’ Sunday Sip and Share, and Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge:  Chill Out,


  1. Dawn E | 18th Jan 17

    Amazing background. Really eye catching!

  2. Maura | 18th Jan 17

    Hi Andrea! I have my big cup of coffee right here, so I know what you mean. I love my coffee, and your card is just perfect for that – fantastic background, and the sequins are fun! I am so happy you have joined us this week for our Chill Out challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! hugs, Maura

  3. Kerry Urbatch | 22nd Jan 17

    Yummy Card Andrea! Love the splotchy background and the yummy colors! Thanks so much for joining in on the CoffeeLovingCardmakers Sunday Sip sketch challenge! 🙂 Kerry CLCDT

  4. Tracey McNeely | 30th Jan 17

    Andrea the coffee coated background for your coffee frapuccino is fantastic. Thank you for sharing with us this month at SugarPea Deesigns!

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