It’s time for spring themed coffee cards for the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. My colour inspiration for this card came from a wonderful bunch of tulips I have bought.
I used Distress Oxide inks in cracked pistacio, spiced marmelade and worn lipstick to recreate them on some watercolour paper. I blended them on, sprayed them with water, blendedmore on and sprayed more water, drying in between until I was happy with it. Then I used a Tim Holtz stencil to blend on some drips and stains. I really love those Oxide inks. I also dripped some silver Distress Stain on it. After this dried, I cut the panel using a rectangle die.
The coffee cup I created using dies from My Favourite Things. I have used it before on a previous card. I chose some hand made paper, that has real small petals and pieces of greenery in it. Too keep it light, the lid and sleeve are created from vellum card.
For sentiment I used grey ink for a subtle look. After having stamped it onto the panel, I wasn’t really happy with it yet. So I restamped the circle part onto that handmade paper, colouring parts of it in the pink ink, then die cut it and adhered it down. Now I feel everything ties in together.
To give the cup some dimension, I added a strip of foam tape down the middle and smaller glue dots on to the sides to fix it onto my card.
Finally, I cut the wildflower from the paper used previously with a Tim Holtz die, colouring the blossoms pink. This I adhered it over the sleeve on the cup to finish my spring themed coffee card. I added the panel on a cream card base, leaving a small border.
I am entering this card in the following challenges: