Welcome to the Sweet n' Sassy Stamps August Release Hop! The team has been having so much fun creating with this month's releases and we are so excited to share our projects with you! Hop along and leave a little comment love for the designers linked below and you just might be a lucky winner! One lucky comment from all the comments along the hop will win a $10 gift voucher to the Sweet n' Sassy Stamps shop. Winner will be announced on the SNSS blog, Wednesday, August 19th.
I have had a lot of fun playing with the stamp of the month, Coffee Talk. The sentiments are perfect for all your coffee loving friends!
For my first card, I paired Coffee Talk with the Fill Me Up stamp set and coordinating dies. I started by stamping the white panel with one of the cups from Coffee Talk with distress oxide inks (mowed lawn, peacock feathers, wilted violet and picked raspberry). I cut the panel with a stitched rectangle die. I stamped the coffee cup image from Fill Me Up with VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink onto Canson mixed media paper and colored with Altenew watercolor brush markers. I stamped the cup cozy on white paper with tempting turquoise ink and die cut both images. I stamped the sentiment in the same black ink, added some black washi tape, attached layers as seen and popped the coffee cup up with foam tape.
For my second card, I paired Coffee Talk with Sunshine in a Cup and Grunge Elements. I printed the digi coffee cup on Staples 110lb white cardstock. I colored with Altenew watercolor brush markers and cut out. Yes, you can watercolor on regular cardstock. The trick is to not have your brush too wet, it needs to be drier. I used four of the images from Grunge Elements to create the background. I chose a combination of Distress Ink (antique linen, vintage photo) and SU! inks (close to cocoa, creamy caramel) to get the coffee stain look I desired. I used the same stitched die and black ink as the card above. I assembled as seen and popped up the coffee cup with foam tape.
Have a fantastic day,