I made this easy design focusing on an old Stampin' Up coffee set I've never laid ink to. For the blue background, I used a stamp I JUST had to have after playing with Autumn's on our crafty visit earlier this year--Tim Holtz' 'Dots and Floral'. Here, it's inked with Broken China DOX on watercolor paper I spritzed with water.
The steam is stamped on a scrap of white card in Black Soot Distress ink. I took my waterbrush and colored in some of the swirls. I blended with Tumbled Glass ink and fussy cut. The coffee cup was stamped in Black Soot ink on a watercolor paper scrap which I had applied various blue DOX colors to. I spritzed the stamp with water and wiped a bit of the ink from the stamp before inking the image to get the shadow effect. I fussy cut and smooshed the cup face down onto my embossing ink pad, embossing in clear several times.
I used my new Tim Holtz Stacked Archway die set for the frame and altered a Christmas Quote Chip with a coffee quote from my Stampin' Up stash. (Who uses 'Hello December" anyway? My Christmas cards are usually so late, I'm saying 'Goodbye December'!)
I'm so excited to finally participate this year, although it's at the end of the hop. I'll have another coffee lovers card in just a few hours here. I'm just waiting for the glue to dry.
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