Hello! Time for another coffee card and I’ll TRY to make this shorter than yesterday’s post. Here’s my card:
I recently made a patriotic card (for an upcoming post) using the Tim Holtz Hipsters stamp set and thought it would be fun to go with that theme again, but using a different stamp from the set and using the straw hat from the Crazy Things set. I stamped the images in black Archival ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. I used distress inks to color my images – for the hat, I used Antique Linen and Vintage Photo. The rose and scarf were colored with Fired Brick, and a little bit of Candied Apple and Aged Mahogany. The beak was Fossilized Amber with a little Wild Honey. I used Hickory Smoke, Blueprint Sketch and a mixture of both for the Ostrich. For the eyeglasses, instead of using Glossy Accents over the lenses, I decided to cut the lenses out and glitter the frames with Ranger Red Tinsel embossing powder. I got that idea from Big Bang Theory because Johnny Galecki wears frames without lenses for his Leonard character (he he). I had a difficult time capturing the sparkly glitter.
For my background, I smooshed my DOX Faded Jeans and Fired Brick ink pads across my craft mat, spritzed with water and placed my paper on top. I had cut out some stars from a Disney punch and placed on the blue part before drying. Too much water and the shape spread out – I didn’t think that through. I had much better results doing that with the previously mentioned card…more about that when it’s posted. I used my TH “On the Go” embossing folder to tie in the coffee theme, then light ran my ink pads over some of the embossed areas to add a little more color. I like how this background turned out.
My sentiment is from a free Verve coffee digital download last year – I think it’s called “Three Cheers.” I foiled this in Silver Stars by Deco Foil, but it caught a lot of light/color in this photo.
I used TH paper string for my “bow” and had a leftover Tiny Tattered rose from a previous project. It wasn’t exactly the right shade, so I inked it with Faded Jeans DI and then dabbed on some white gesso.
The oval background that the ostrich is on was a scrap I’ve had for years. After splattering everything with black gesso, I wasn’t happy with the finish on the paper so added a light coat of gesso – you can see the black splatters underneath. I inked with DOX Fired Brick and Vintage Photo. I added sequins for some sparkle and that’s it.
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