Friday, October 21, 2016

Time for Coffee!

I saw that the CASology challenge is COFFEE!!! I absolutely could not turn down this challenge!

I did a wash with my distress inks... I only have four distress inks right now, so my colors were limited. Once I got the wash done, I decided it needed some coffee rings but I didn't have a coffee ring stamp the size I wanted, so naturally I went into the kitchen and grabbed my favorite Starbucks coffee mug! I dabbed my distress ink on my acrylic block, sprayed a bit of water and rubbed my coffee mug around in the ink to get it saturated. Plopped it down on my panel and let it set for just a bit to make sure I got a good color. Then I did it again. Absolutely love the way it turned out!!
I added my sentiment also using the distress ink but I heat embossed it with clear ep. Bring on the splatter... I grabbed the dark roast silk and splattered away. Unfortunately, in my excitement I didn't protect my sentiment so there it is... but I still love it!

I watercolored the coffee cup using the same three distress inks plus Stampin' Up!'s Mossy Meadow ink. I fussy cut it out and popped it up using stampin' dimensionals.


Here are the products I used for this card:
Stamps: Pumpkin Spice (Unity)
Card Stock: Strathmore watercolor paper
Inks: Basic Black craft (retired SU!); Broken China, Rusty Hinge & Gathered Twigs distress inks (SSS) 
Adhesives: Stampin' Dimensionals(SU!)
Tools: heat tool
Miscellaneous: Dark Roast silks, Clear and Black embossing powder (retired SU!)

Go check out the challenge over at CASology and play along... there's still time!

Thanks for stopping by!

See ya next time.
~ Crystal


  1. Crystal, I love the colors and the real coffee cup rings on this fun fall coffee card! Beautiful colors!!! Thanks for playing along at CASology this week!

  2. Crystal, this is gorgeous! Love the softness of the watercoloring and your solution for the coffee rings is brilliant! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

  3. Hey Crystal!! I totally love your card. It is so pretty and the detail is amazing. I love your creativity. Use what you have is my motto. Thank you so much for playing along with us here at CASology!

  4. Crystal, this is absolutely stunning!!! I'm super happy I ordered this stamp!!

    1. Thank you, Tina! Can't wait to see what you make with it!!