Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Coffee Card Challenge

I created this card to join the challenge at the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

I started with a graphic of a coffee cup which I downloaded from the internet.  I used pencil crayons to color the cup.  I filled a circle from the stencil onto the front of the cup. I added the Coffee Co. words free hand with the dark brown Staedtler Karat watercolor pencil.  I sponged on some Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Antique Linen to warm it up as it appeared too white against the background.  I kept adding shading until I was happy with it.

I started the background on a piece of taupe skytone card stock cut to 4.0 x 5.25 inches.  I used the The Crafter's Workshop - Mini Coffee Splotch stencil to create the coffee rings.  I dabbed some Tim Holtz Distress Stains in Antique Linen, Tea Dye, Gathered Twigs, and Walnut Stain from lightest to darkest onto a palette.  I applied the 2 medium stains with a sponge through the stencil making marks on the card stock.  I sponged a bit between the rings. I rubbed the edges with the Walnut Stain.  I wrapped a piece of ivory seam binding around the background and tied it on the front to the left leaving room for my cup. 

I glued the back ground to a deep brown almost Espresso card.  Adhered the coffee cup focal element to the card front with 3D foam tape. I trimmed the ends of my seam binding.   I then spattered the card front with a wet toothbrush dipped into the 2 medium colors which unified the elements.   I'm super happy with the results.


27 comments:

  1. Lovely card! Love that yummy seam binding color.

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  2. Well this is cool! Love the vintage distressed look of it!

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  3. Lovely card...love those coffee stains!

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  4. Love your grunge and splatter coffee card, Sylvia...nice sharing a name! Happy Hopping and enjoy your summer!

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  5. Love all the coffee stained background and ribbon is very pretty and natural on card...lovely card.

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  6. I love it. definately makes me think of coffee
    Thank you for your inspiration!!. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

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  7. Love this coffee ring - I am going to try that - tfs

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  8. Great card and I am lovin' that pretty ribbon you used.

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  9. Beautiful inspiring card, love the soft grungy feel. Hugs Bev (Uniko) x

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  10. Nicely done, love the neutral colours! Great inking and colouring Sylvia!

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  11. This is wonderful, love the design!

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  12. Fabulous background and fiber!

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  13. Tasty! Love the handwritten logo on the cup!

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  14. Great grundy coffee look card! Love it!

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