Thursday, April 5, 2018

Got Coffee?

Hi crafty friends, today I'm on the Kat Scrappiness blog to share a cup of coffee with you.  If you've already had your morning cup, pour another and relax.  This month Kat has come out with an awesome new Layered Coffee Cup Die and I'm in love!  I'm a big fan of all coffee themed projects.  I'm not a huge coffee drinker but since I work night shift at the hospital I do find myself reaching for it at 3 and 4 in the morning to stay awake.  If the truth be told I just enjoy a little coffee in my half and half.... heh heh heh.
Ok enough coffee talk, on to the card.  I wanted this card to have a "coffee stained" background so of course I reached for my Ground Espresso colored Distress Ink pad and  I "smooshed" (technical crafty term) some ink onto a piece of acetate and then sprayed it with water.  When the ink was moving around I placed the acetate onto a piece of watercolor paper and the results were gorgeous!  I then assembled my coffee cup out of various colors of card stock and patterned paper.
Here is a very handy instruction sheet to show you how to assemble the pieces from the die.
For the coffee cozy section of the die I used kraft cardstock and I stamped a star from the new Kat Scrappiness Swatches stamp set.  After that I ran the cozy through my paper crimper to give it a realistic look with some dimension and I added it to the cup with some foam tape.  When the coffee cup was fully assembled I added some paint splatter with the Ground Espresso color to the whole cup.  I just love the added interest paint splatter gives to any project!
For my sentiment I used the new Kat Scrappiness "Got Coffee?" die and added it to the side of the card.  This sentiment is awesome and uses a fun whimsical font that is perfect for any coffee themed card.
For this next card I used just the word "coffee" and cut it out 3 times in different colors for a fun look.  I painted the coffee cup with a pink pearlescent color from the Kuretake Gansai Pearl colors watercolor set and I added a heart to the cozy from the "Swatches" stamp set and heat embossed it with Ranger Gold powder.  I placed it on a diamond embossed background and added some fun
Kat Scrappiness Barbie sequins for a feminine touch.
Such a different look with the same die!
If you added the sentiment "Wanna" above this die, it would make a cute card for a friend inviting them to get together over coffee reading "Wanna Get Coffee?"
This coffee cup die makes it easy to create an eye catching card in no time!
Make sure to stay tuned this month to the blog to see what my talented fellow design team members have come up with for this die and all of the other new release stamps and dies!  You'll be glad you did!
That's all for today, I am glad you stopped by and I hope you have a great day crafty friends!
I already am!
Supplies used on Coffee cards:
Be sure to use code: Lisa10 to get 10% off of your purchase at checkout!
Layered Coffee Cup Die
Got Coffee Word Die
Swatches Stamp Set
Barbie Sequin Mix
Ground Espresso Distress Ink
Kuretake Gansai Pearl Watercolors
Ranger Gold Embossing Powder

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