coffee and friends

Welcome to my crafty blog and something a bit different from my usual style. I do love a good cup of coffee, so thought of ‘Linda Williams’ coffee quartet’ stamps from Clarity when I saw the moodboard over at Just Us Girls. I’m also sharing it with Just Add Ink, as coffee and friends are definitely the perfect blend for me!

I strated with a mop-up piece in my stash of inky backgrounds – I think this one was from cleaning my brayer on another project! Don’t ask me what colours I used – as ever, I failed to make a note on the back!

I stamped Clarity’s ‘square clean and tidy layout’ onto the card then added the coffee mug, masking the first one so I could add the second next to it. I coloured the pattern on the mugs with marker pens, and added shading below them with an alocohol marker and colour blender.

I stamped three of the sentiments into various boxes, then added all the little coffee name stamps around the frame – I stamped all these as second generation, ie stamped it first on a piece of scrap after inking and then onto the card. I used a few of the other little accent stamps as well, to fill in more of the space.

Once done, I cut the card down with a nested square die and attached it to a 6×6 black card blank. The coffee mugs didn’t really stand out enough, so I coloured them in with a co-ordinating marker pen as well.

I haven’t really used these layout stamps enough – they work really well with small stamps for creating montage scenes. More to come, I think!

16 thoughts on “coffee and friends

  1. Fun card!!!!! I really like this Clarity stamp and thought it was a floor plan card when I saw the thumbnail in the gallery. I might need to find the store who sells this as it has given me ideas!!! You did a great job using that soft background to start, then added all the details to make up a unique coffee themed card!!! So glad you joined us this week at JUGS!!!!

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  2. I love all the elements you’ve used to make this fun card! The coloured coffee cups at the centre are the perfect highlight. So glad you joined us at Just Add Ink this week.

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  3. Deborah… this is so creative!! I felt I was looking at a house plan and in the center of it was my favorite beverage… love it! Thanks so much joining and sharing at Just Us Girls this week.

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