Java Joy

Thursday, April 13, 2017
Hi friends! I'm popping in with a coffee card. I made this card a while ago after seeing a sketch on the Coffee Lovers Cardmakers blog.  With spring break and then sick kids home from school all but 1.5 days of the past 2 weeks, this is the first time I've had to blog it.

Anyhow, about the card... I found the perfect scraps from my pile for a clean and layered card and put the pieces together just so, then accidentally upended my Archival Black ink pad right on top of it. Whoooops! So then I had to bring on the grunge to try to cover it up.  The crafting session ended up with me accidentally upending that same black ink pad a total of FOUR more times!  I'm a slow learner, I guess.  (wink)

I loved the listen to your heart strip, and thought it paired perfectly with the java cup from Better With You. I paper pieced it, coloring it in with watercolor pencils to match the colors in my paper strips. For the side panel, I stapled two strips of patterned paper together with a tiny attacher and then accidentally dropped my black ink pad on it.  I stamped the coffee ring stamp along the side to cover up my booboo, but it felt too black and dark then, so I fingerpainted with gesso to try to soften the colors a bit. But once the gesso is out, no surface is safe from being grunged up in my book!  {grin}

I painted some gesso onto a scrap I cut from a coffee sleeve, then stamped the java joy sentiment and the coffee rings stamp to fill it up a bit. The back panel is crumb cake cardstock grunged up with walnut stain and vintage photo distress oxides with a bit of black and white prima oil pastels mixed in. To make each layer more distinct, I outlined them all with a black marks all stabilo pencil and then painted around them with a watercolor brush. A bit of distressing around the edges and my card was done.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Enabler's List
Stamps: Better With You (Verve Stamps)
Paper: designer paper scraps (MME and BasicGrey), coffee sleeve, crumb cake
Ink:  walnut stain, vintage photo (Ranger Distress Oxide), oil pastels (Prima), black Archival (Ranger), watercolor pencils (Prima), gesso
Accessories: paper distresser, heart punch (SU!), tiny attacher (IdeaOlogy), black marks all pencil (Stabilo)


Purple Princess said...

Love this!!

Ravengirl said...

It's amazing! Thank you for sharing the story...I try to fix my boo-boos too, but they never quite look like this!