Friday, August 9, 2013

Denver - Coming Home

Yeah!  Today I come home from Denver and the hubster will get his last card for this trip.  This one is really outside of my comfort zone - it's messy!  I'm not a fan of splatter, but when I saw this card on Rita's Creations, I knew I just had to lift it so I could use the new stamp set I got from Fiskars called Latte Love. 

There's a fabulous stamp from Hero Arts that does the messy coffee stain circle, but I don't have that one, so I had to improvise with some Vintage Photo Distress Ink mixed with water.  I mixed the two on my craft sheet and used the stem of a candle holder as my "stamp" to simulate the coffee cup ring.  I sprayed the card with Coffee Shop Glimmer Mist (how appropriate is that name for this card?) and added a few extra larger drops.  I then stamped the sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black and cut out the banner.  After coloring the stamped coffee cup image with some Spectrum Noir markers, I fussy cut it out (the steam was not fun to cut) and added it to the card with some pop dots. 

Warning:  Those who are purists about their stamp sets should skip this paragraph.  I added a coffee bean border along the top and bottom of the card on this inside.  I wanted a sentiment that said "love you a latte" but the stamp set only comes with "thanks a latte" so I cut the thanks off (oh, the horror!) so I could team it with the "love you" sentiment from my Fiskars All Year Greetings set.   Too bad I also managed to get the feet of my Martha Stewart stamp press in the ink and ended up with some stray marks.  But hubby won't care. 

1 comment:

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

The coffee ring stain is a classic. I recall it from Dilbert years ago. ~ Mark