Caffeine Inspiration

Caffeine Inspiration



Good morning all! Today’s cards are all inspired by the Autumn/Winter Coffee Lovers blog hop. I’ve used products from several companies for my cards.



My first card uses the Coffee Blend turnabout stamp from Concord & 9th – you know I love these stamps. I stamped the background in four shades of brown ink – seemed appropriate. I trimmed the panel to 5¼” square and layered it onto a 5½” square of brown card and adhered it to the front of a 5¾” square card. I stamped the coffee cup image from Altenew’s Friends Forever stamp set in brown ink and used the matching Forever Friend dies to cut out the image. I cut out three further cups in white card. On one of the cup images, I stamped the label area, coloured it with Copic markers and then stamped ‘happy birthday’ inside the label using stamps from Altenew’s Birthday Builder stamp set. I coloured the coffee mug with Copic markers and then adhered the birthday label on top. I adhered the coffee mug in the centre of the card and added a touch of sparkle to the label with a clear glitter pen.



Inside the card, I cut a mat layer of brown card. I kept the white panel ultra-simple. I stamped ‘enjoy’ from Waffle Flowers’ Coffee Cup Sentiment stamp set and added coffee beans from Sea Pea Designs’ The Perfect Blend stamp set.



The next card was inspired by the current challenge at AAA Cards to keep everything, including the sentiment, in a one-inch space. I found the tiny coffee mug on the Coffee Blend turnabout stamp worked perfectly. I used a square die to cut out the black image. I used a tiny ‘hello’ sentiment from MFT Itty Bitty Basics and stamped that at the side of the mug. I layered the little square on green card and cut it to exactly one inch square and adhered it towards the top of an A2 white notecard. I coloured the heart with a Copic marker and added Glossy Accents for shine.



Inside, I kept things equally clean and simple. I stamped a fun sentiment from MFT Coffee Break stamp set and added coffee beans from The Perfect Blend.



Finally, I decided to have a go at making a mini slimline card. I cut a piece of white card to 6½” by 6¼”. I scored the card at 3¼” on the 6½” side. I used a stitch edge die to cut a piece of white card onto which I stamped the word ‘coffee’ and a verse from The Perfect Blend in red ink. I layered the panel onto red card and added it to the front of my notecard. I finished the front of the card by adding a coffee mug. I stamped the image twice once in white card and again in red card. On the red mug I stamped a row of hearts in Versamark ink and heat embossed with white powder. I carefully cut out the red label, adhered it to the white mug and then used dimensional pads to adhere it to the notecard. I added a touch of glitter to the hearts with a glitter pen.



Inside the card I simply stamped a row of coffee beans and added a fun greeting.


That’s all from me today. See you next week.

Deborah, x