I'm here today with a set of 'one layer' coffee themed cards I designed as a gift for a coffee loving friend. I have also made a little card pouch to put them in.
I thought that the coffee themed stamps by Whimsy Stamps were perfect for this project!
This tutorial shows how I made the cards including straightforward masking techniques which don't involve lots of fussy cutting! (Which I personally find tedious and am terrible at)!
I have used Copics to colour over Distress Inks. As the inks are water based it is totally safe to do this but please do your own swatch tests first if you aren't sure! I also coloured onto watercolour card, the card soaks up a lot of ink and I love the effect it gives - you can really lay down a lot of ink and I love that!
I dabbed the Tumbled Glass ink pad onto my glass mat and sprayed it with water.
...then I pressed water colour card onto the wet ink and swooshed the card about a bit until I was happy with the result.
I repeated this with the other three colours, Tumbled Glass, Dried Marigold, Pumice Stone and Ground Expresso.
I cut the cards into rectangles measuring 9cm x 11.5cm
I then stamped the coffee themed stamps Hot Sip and Coffee Break onto the inky backgrounds with black ink.
I placed acetate over my design to 'test stamp' the add ons to make sure they were in the correct position.
I then coloured each image with Copic Markers - E18, E17, YR27, YR14
...BG57, BG34, BG11
...R27, R05, R02
Y26, Y15, Y11
Next I mixed up a strongish wash of each ink (using the same ink I had used for the background except for this card where I chose the darker ink - Hickory Smoke). I scrunched up a piece of kitchen towel to cover the coffee cup up and splattered the ink over the design with a fan brush which gives a really fine effect of small dots instead of splodges!
I stamped a sentiment from the Coffee Time Set onto each card in black ink.
I was really happy with how these turned out!
I could get used to making one layer cards - they look so stylish!
I decided to make a little wallet for the cards thinking that they make such a lovely little gift for a coffee loving friend.
This card holder is a doddle to make and was inspired by a visit to Pinterest!
All you have to do is score a piece of A4 card in half vertically and horizontally and burnish the folds with a bone folder tool.
Then mark the folds and cut as shown above.
No glue is required, the card just folds up into a little wallet!
Finally I added some ribbon and a tag...
Ingredients from Whimsy Stamps
I used a tag die which is retired by Whimsy Stamps - I'm sorry about that! However, you could use the fabulous
Bookmark and Tags Die Set* instead by cutting the long bookmark die shorter to fit the stamped sentiment.
Thank you so much for popping by today!
I hope life is treating you well.
Look after yourselves and those you love
Distress Inks* in Dried Marigold, Tumbled Glass, Pumice Stone, Hickory Smoke, Ground Expresso
Rectangle Layering Dies by Tonic Studios
Copic Markers -
Browns - E18, E17, YR27, YR14
Reds - R27, R05, R02
Yellows - Y26, Y15, Y11
Blues - BG57, BG34, BG11
Brown Ribbon and Twine
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