Coffee cards are awesome! Who doesn’t want a coffee card? Almost everyone I know is obsessed with COFFEE! There are so many coffee stamps and cut-outs available online. Michaels and Hobby Lobby have an excellent variety available. If you use a coupon you can purchase one of these stamp sets for less than 2 tanks of gas, so worth it in my opinion.
My eyes are always drawn to these stamps because I like the images and they are fun to color. Before I started this blog, I would just sit in my craft room and stamp tons of images and color them in with different media and product. I could stockpile the images that I created. Then when I had a tag or card that I wanted to put together they were already created and I would just assemble them as I go.
Donut’s and Coffee- Coffee Card
Jillibean Soup and Hampton Art put out the most adorable stamp set ever! My kids love donut’s so I originally bought this stamp to create tags for things that I would like to give them. I make handmade cards for the people closest to me. Putting time into things that I enjoy and then sharing that time is meaningful to me. This cute card and stamp set goes well with my theme for this post. I busted it out and got to work.
I used Zig Watercolor brush pens and a water brush to bring these stamped images to life. At the end of this post there is a video demonstrating how easy the Zig water color brush pens are to use. Be sure to check that out! It makes you look good with no talent! I used Ranger archival ink for the stamped images and as you can see it does not smear when using the water color and water. I finished this card off with 2 sentiments that were included in the stamp set. Absolutely presh!
Coffee Card. Steaming Cup.
If you have a Cricut machine, like I do, the Cricut design space is the best resource when looking up customizable images. Don’t have a Cricut machine? Then that needs to go on the wish list doesn’t it? Oohh myyy goodness… I cannot even begin to tell you how awesome the Cricut is (but that is another post entirely.)
I searched “Coffee Cup” in design space and then chose the preferred image that I wanted to work with. A simple image was wanted. Something that I could embelish. Then the image was cut out using the Cricut machine. I ran the brown back ground through my Sizzix Big Shot utilizing a flower embossing folder. Then distressed the embossed paper with “Vintage Photo” Ranger distress ink. It gave the background dimension and highlighted the flowers .
The background was mounted on a coordinating color cardstock and then adhered the coffee cup to the front of the card. I sewed around the edges and then added detail and a sentiment to finish the project shown below.
Coffee Card with Sizzix and Tim Holz Stamp and Die cutout——- COFFEE!!
This is absolutely perfect for someone who does not have a Cricut. You will need a embossing machine of some kind, but these are fairly inexpensive. This stamp set comes with metal cutouts that lay over the stamped images and when you run it through your embossing machine and it cuts the images out perfectly. I used Zig watercolor brush pens and a basic water pen to color the coffee cups and the sentiment that is included in the stamp set. Perfection! The video posted below is specific to this stamp set and technique.