Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Stamped Background and Stamped Patterned Paper Card

I created this card for the Spring + Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop. I am a coffee lover, and I do have a couple of coffee-themed stamps. I am now wondering why I have not participated in this blog hop in the past. Well, it is never too late.

The stamp set I am using is from Simon Says Stamp called Simply Brewing. This stamp is a part of an old card kit. I used a brown patterned paper from the 6x6 patterned papers included in the kit. A brown cardstock can be used as the front panel for this card. I stamped a solid mug image from the stamp set on this dark brown cardstock using a retired My Favorite Things Whipped Cream pigment ink. I stamped a coffee bean in between the mugs using a Color Box Dark Brown pigment ink. This is hardly noticeable. I should have used a Versamark ink instead. I set this aside to dry.

Working on the main image, I was going to use a patterned paper from the card kit but opted not to and went for my stash of paper. I stamped the mug on the patterned paper, making sure that I maintain a good design. I used Versafine Onyx Black ink to stamp the image. I fussy cut the image. I used a cutter to cut off and create the space near the mug handle. I lined the edge with a black marker for a finished look. I colored the coffee in the mug with a dark brown Copic marker. Choosing a darker colored marker covered the design of the patterned paper that is on the coffee part of the stamp. The stamp set came with some stamps to add details to the mug. I heat embossed one of the details to the bottom of the mug using Simon Says Stamp Rose Gold embossing powder.

I die cut a glittered copper foam using Pretty Pink Posh Scallop Frame Die. I positioned this on the stamped dark brown paper to plan out placement of the additional elements of the card. I heat embossed the steam using Wow! Pale Gold Rich embossing powder. I heat embossed the sentiment using Hero Arts White embossing powder. Next, I adhered the foam scallop frame. Since the foam frame is a bit flimsy, I used the negative cut as a guide to keep the frame straight as I adhere it. I adhered the patterned paper mug with double layered foam to give it more height than the frame.

The scallop frame is smaller than an A2 note card. I did not trim off the excess from the brown patterned paper. I left a 1/4" border around the scallop frame. I inked the edges with Vintage Photo TIm Holtz Distress ink to cover the white core of the paper. This panel is still short of a 1/4" from an A2 note card. After I adhered this to a top folding white note card, I trimmed off the excess from the bottom part of the note card.

I'd like to thank my eldest son, Rudy, who helped me choose the sentiment for this card. And, I would like to thank you for visiting my blog. Have a blessed, brilliant and creative day!

Maria Giselle B.

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  1. well, we're so happy that you're joining in the fun now! Your card is awesome, I especially love that glittery frame!

  2. I love the gold embossing on the steam coming out of the cup. That so cool!

  3. Maria, love how your card looks. What really drew my eye was the glittery frame.

  4. So pretty! Love the subtle cups in the background and that pretty glittery frame!

  5. What a great coffee themed card !
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

    Jo x

  6. That subtle background shows off the focal image perfectly. Great coffee card design.

  7. Wow! beautiful card!!! The frame is really awesome!!!

  8. Glad you're finally joining the blog hop Maria! Love your fabulous coffee themed card and the little touch of bling you added in the frame!

  9. Fun paper pieced card and colors.

  10. That sparkly border is so fun! I love the coffee sentiment, too! Thank you so much for joining us for Simon Says Stamp Wednesday, Anything Goes Challenge.