I'm the first stop on the hop, so if you're just popping in, settle in for some fun! :)
Today's set is a set called Coffee, illustrated by Chaitali Narla. It's another one in her one word series, this time focused on all things coffee! Anyone who knows me knows that this set is right up my alley! And we're also releasing a coordinating die set, A Cuppa Joe, and Verve's first word die the Coffe Word Die!
For my card, I started with the coffee mug, which I stamped onto white card stock in early espresso and then also onto a scrap of book paper that I had used with my gelli plate that I thought would make a super cool looking print for a mug. I paper pieced the blue pieces of the mug and colored the saucer with Copics, then punched a little hole in the handle so I could loop the Coffee Word Die cut through.
I wanted to have a chalkboard feel, like the menus in a lot of coffeehouses, so I pulled out some black cardstock, stamped the coffee been trio in each corner and then drew the frame with a ruler and a white gel pen. Next I figured out where i wanted my coffee mug and stamped the steam image in Jasmine Mix'd Media ink. The sentiment is stamped and embossed in white onto the black, then I stamped it again with the Jasmine ink a little offset and smudged things around a bit for a chalkboard feel. I spritzed the whole panel with white linen Dylusions spray and set it aside while I finished up the background..
The soft sky is stamped tone on tone randomly with the three different coffee fonts, then I sponged the edges with black soot ink. I also added a scrap of red designer paper cut in a banner shape to brighten things up a bit.
That's it for me today! Next up on the hop is... Teresa
Stamps: Coffee (Verve Stamps)
Paper: soft sky, basic black (SU!), schoolhouse (October Afternoon), white, book paper
Ink: soft sky (SU!), black soot (Ranger Distress), Jasmine White (Mix'd Media Inx), white gel pen, Copic markers, white linen spray (Dylusions), acrylic paint
Accessories: Coffee Word Die (A Cut Above by VERVE), paper distresser, white embossing powder