Shabby Chic Coffee Card

Hello!  It’s time for the…I completely missed the Spring bloghop, so I’m happy to have at least a few cards this time around.  Here’s my first card:

coffee1I made the background (minus embossing) awhile back just playing around and set it aside to use later.  The colors are a combination of Brusho Rose Red crystals and Iced Spruce distress ink, with Vintage Photo DI around the edges.  For my card, I used  MFT Mix-ables Scrolled Background stencil with Wendy Vecchi Crackled texture paste.  Next, I sprinkled on WOW!  Pink Fizz (glitter) embossing powder and let set for a few minutes before using my heat tool to partially dry it.  I forgot to take a photo of the background before embossing, but you can see a small portion on the right below.  The colors do look different under this lighting, and none of the photos show how sparkly it truly is.


I used the Cup Pop Stand die and Coffee & Tea clear stamp sets, both by Elizabeth Craft Designs.  I’ve been wanting to use more of my stash, so I got out some washi tapes to decorate my cups.  It’s not usually that difficult to line up patterns, but these tapes weren’t very cooperative and even though I used a bone folder over them, you can still see the lines.  I decided to emboss them with my Anna Griffin Embroidered Hearts embossing folder, which I’ve been using a lot lately.  I added a little bit of Iced Spruce DI over the embossing and inked the edges with Vintage Photo DI.


I have a pile of used coffee filters for cutting out my Tim Holtz doilies…an idea I borrowed from my blog buddy, Autumn (SewPaperPaint).  Great idea, Autumn!  She also gave my sister and I (each) a container of flower petals when we met this past March (thank you!!).  I used them to make my beautiful flower and added Art Stones, and also inked it with Victorian Velvet DI.



The spoon was cut from TH Metallic Kraft-Core and scratched up a bit with my sanding tool.  I think that covers everything, and here’s a few more close-ups.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!





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22 thoughts on “Shabby Chic Coffee Card

  1. So many gorgeous details!!!
    Love that background, that gold spoon, and those lovely embossed teacups!
    So, so pretty!
    Thanks for linking up to Cropstop with this – it’s great to have you play along, and I hope you’ll join us again soon!


  2. Oh my gosh Marty! Those coffee filter doilies get me every time… ❤ 🙂 LOL! So delicate and also grungy – my favorite mix. Thanks so much for the sweet mention. I just love the amazing 3D flower you created, what a transformation! I have just got to get more bold in my altering of purchased flowers. Something inside me says, "they are already pretty." So I have a hard time with that, but I just love seeing people paint and splatter and layer them. I finally got a few minutes to peruse the entries from today and did a quick scroll and saw your card and stopped in my tracks. I was thrilled to see your name – who else could such coolness come from?! ;0 Love love the cups, even the lined washi. The embossing folder really camouflages that and I just flat out love the look of the embossing. I wouldn't have known it was tape if you hadn't mentioned it. So so beautiful, ever detail. Thanks so much for sharing- I can't wait to see what's next. Biggest hugs, Autumn


  3. This is absolutely beautiful in every way! Love the pretty washi you used on the cups and the flower is stunning.


  4. Holy canolli cake, Marty! What a beautiful card featuring my favorite drink! I love your taped textured cups–just so pretty! Lines add character, my dear! We must embrace our lines! The textured background is just yum (almost too pretty to cover, so I’m happy you showed it in all it’s glory) and your flower is lovely! Autumn is so sweet to share those flowers with you and your sister, and you have certainly done them a good turn! Sending hugs!


  5. Oh wooow dear
    you have so many texture on your card
    I love the vintage look and the spoon in gold(?)
    so many work so many lovely texture and I ADORE your card
    your style so different than mine
    I like making one layer card sweety and love to see your creativity
    hugs and so much thanks to second time visiting my coffee card
    we can be friend if you like too and visiting each other more often after coffee lovers Blog hop finished 🙂 ( just an idea)


  6. This is so gorgeous!! The texture is fabulous!! I love the colors and layers!! Thanks so much for playing along at Scrapy Land!!

    A Mermaid’s Crafts


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