Coffee, Embossing, Trinity Stamps

Watercolor Card with inks & markers

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I was itching to do a watercolor card, I truly love to watercolor, but have mostly spending time copic coloring (which I love as well).  I wanted to show that you can use the lovely Catherine Pooler inks to create a watercolor effect on a card very easily.

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I applied Catherine Pooler Seafoam Ink to a block quite heavily, spritzed the block with shimmer spray (instead of plain water) and flipped the block over and let it sit on a panel of Tim Holtz watercolor paper for a few minutes (3 or so).  The panel shown above is actually a second generation spritzing of the block after removing it from the first watercolor paper panel.  I wanted a fairly faint color block and the first panel was quite dark.  The second generation “stamping” (without the addition of additional color) was perfect for the card I wanted to make.  I then diluted some gold Peerless watercolor with water and gently tapped a brush over the panel that I had loaded with color.  It is very faint, but enough for what I wanted.

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Meanwhile, while allowing the watercolor paper dry fully, I stamped some images from the Trinity Stamps Winter Botanical stamp set and heat embossed some Wow Under the Sea embossing powder.  This is my favorite color of embossing powder that I own!

To finish the card off, I stamped some images from the Trinity Stamps Coffee with Character set and watercolored them with a Zig real brush watercolor pen.  Adhering some sequins and sequin cord to the top with Gina K connect glue, and stamping a sentiment from the Trinity Stamps Let Love Grow stamp set finished up the card.

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I hope that this card inspires you to pull out your watercolors and paint away!  Thank you for stopping by!

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Winter Coffee Blog Hop!

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Welcome to the 2018 Winter Coffee Blog Hop!  It was a no-brainer that I had to make a Christmas card with coffee cups. I happened upon a Starbucks image that is being used in their lastest sweepstakes, and used it for inspiration for the card I made.

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Even though I am a Dunkin’ girl, I love all of the images & art that Starbucks tends to use for their advertising.

I used the fun Coffee with Character, Winter Botanical, and Magical Sentiments stamp sets.  Did you know that the Magical sentiments not only has phrases that pertain to our favorite Wizard & Muggles, but also holiday sentiments?  The lovely glitter sequins (red & gold) and white sequins, and so much much more are available in the Trinity Shop.

I die cut a snow globe (Trinity does not have one, but multiple companies out there do- use whatever you have!)  I copic colored stamped images from Winter Botanicals, and stamped “Happy Christmas” on a die cut banner (banners available from different companies- or make your own!).  I put a sheet of acetate in the frame, followed by double sided adhesive foam with a flurry mix from Trinity Stamps to create the inside of the snowglobe. Finally I cut up some puffy stickers from Crate Paper’s Merry Days scrapbook line to add a little metallic interest and dimension.

Thank you for stopping by!

Supplies: (non-affliated links used)

Sequins: Trinity Stamps tree trimmings mix, Trinity Stamps Flurries Shaker Mix

Stamps:  Trinity Stamps Winter Botanical, Trinity Stamp Magical Sentiments, Trinity Stamps Coffee with Character

Embellishments:  Crate Paper Merry Days Puffy Stickers

 

Coffee, Trinity Stamps

National Coffee Day Blog Hop

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Happy National Coffee Day!  I’m on a blog hop for Trinity Stamps and we are part of a larger event through Coffee Loving Card Makers. Did you get your coffee yet today? Starbucks has some cute new gift cards.  Besides loving coffee, a few of my friends and I actually collect Starbucks gift cards.  These acorns are soooo adorable!

I wanted to make an interactive coffee card for National Coffee Day that I’m going to send to a friend. I opted to make a card that can hold a gift card to Starbucks, so that she can treat herself to a coffee one day. Here is a video showing the entire process, however I outline all the steps below with photos.

I die cut 3 coffee mugs (Darice die, soon to appear in the Trinity Stamp shop) from rustic white cardstock, cut an oval shape out of pale blue cardstock & made an A2 card base out of turquoise cardstock.  Please use what ever you have on hand!  I also fussy cut a stamped, copic colored succulent bunch from the Trinity Stamp set “Let Love Grow” also out of rustic white cardstock, as I had done previously in a previous Youtube video. I’m still really new to YouTube, so I tend to keep my videos on the short side.  This blog post & video will focus on the making of the interactive cards & less so on the coloring of the succulents.

This card requires smaller Starbucks gift cards like the acorn, as the regular sized gift cards will not work (the bottom of the mug becomes too narrow).  Cover one mug with gold washi tape and cut the top portion of the mug as shown below. Then cut one of the plain white coffee mugs down to size as shown in photo below (now called the “mug insert”), and cut an oval (following guidelines of the die cut) in top of the other coffee mug and the gold washi covered piece.

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Once you have finished this step, you should have the following (as shown in the photo below)

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Now adhere the Starbucks gift card and the colored bouquet of succulents to the smaller trimmed mug insert.  Adhere the gold mug piece to the mug with the oval cut out with some glue.  Do any stamping on the front of the complete mug now- I used Trinity Stamps’ “Caffeinated Sentiments” and “Coffee with Character” stamp set to stamp a mini coffee mug and “This one’s on me”.

Now place the “mug insert” into the mug (with the oval cut out on the top) until the gift card is hidden, turn the “mug insert” over and then apply foam pieces all along the outer portion around the mug insert, but avoid having the foam pieces touching the insert, otherwise the insert will not slide in and out of the mug.  Now adhere the mug/mug insert to the oval frame.  As a final touch, I stamped coffee beans & the steam swirl from the “Coffee with Character” set as a tone on tone with the base card.

All links used are non-affiliated.  Happy Coffee Day! Thank you for stopping by!

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