Good morning Coffee Lovers! I'm up on the Coffee Loving Carmaker's blog today and I have an easy peasy caffeinated creation to share with you!
As card makers do you ever get stuck on a technique and find yourself doing it on every card or every other card? It's like a rut that you just can't get out of because you love it so much? Well my technique is ink blending rainbow colored backgrounds and then stenciling over them with a bold pattern. Today's card is exactly that and I love how it turned out.
For my background I blended 4 colors of Distress Oxide Inks in:
Kitsch Flamingo, Squeezed Lemonade, Cracked Pistachio and Broken China.
Once that panel was all blended I took the coffee stencil from Sugar Pea Designs and used brown ink to stencil on the coffee beans and cute hearts.
For my main panel I wanted to keep it small and simple. I cut out a piece of white card stock using the A2 Diagonal Stitched Layered Card Topper from LDRS Creative and stamped my 3 images and sentiment.
The peace sign and heart are from an older Lil’ Inker stamp set and the coffee cup is from the La La Land Take it Sloth stamp set. Since I needed small letters I searched my stash for the perfect alphabet and came up with an older Stampin Up set called Rough Type. I just love the vintage typewriter feel of this set.
I'm loving this technique for quick and easy backgrounds that just make me smile! I don't think I'll be giving it up anytime soon!
Thanks so much for joining me today on the blog! I hope you have an amazing Tuesday and don't forget to get yourself some PEACE, LOVE and COFFEE!
Have a great day, I already am!