Saturday, May 27, 2017

Coffee Cards Share

Hello one and all. I made a batch of coffee cards (around 50) and want to share them with you. I did make a YT vee-dio (link at the bottom) where the majority of the details are given. I am posting some in progress pictures for you.

 These are the paper pads and stamps that I used to create the cards

My cut images came from two Cricut Cartridges and indicated in the photo. The top is From My Kitchen (saucer) and the bottom (cup) is Joys of the Season. I also cut the outline shadow at 1 1/2 inches.

Once the images were cut I embossed them and colored them using a variety of Distress Inks. The saucers were embossed with an Ali Express Oval stitched die. I thought it really gave a realistic indentation to the saucer. Remember to turn your cups with the handles facing different ways when embossing.

Yes, I snapped this photo upside down and forgot to turn it, but I am sure you get the idea. I inked the stamped image while it was still in the die.

The cards were cut to 5x5 and I stamped coffee beans using the Fiskars coffee themed stamp set and colored using Spectrum Noir markers. I adhered the paper and did the stamping while the cards were flat. I did not fold them until all items had been attached. After some feedback I carried the beans all the way to the ends of the card.

This small cup set was stamped inside of each card and colored with Derwent Coloursoft pencils.
This was the final result. I made sure that the sentiment matched the cup in the middle of the stack. The rest were some Prima flowers (and others) that I had. My attempt to use the Nuvo Liquid Drops was hit or miss. I resorted to some K&Co. embellishments for some of the larger flowers.

This post is a follow up to my YT video. You can check it out here if you have not seen it.

Coffee Cards

Until then.