Sunday, 26 July 2015


Hi!  Today's card has a few more layers than I'm used to working with, but I enjoyed making it.  I used the sketch from Viva la Verve, the kraft theme from Inkspirational as well as the food and markers themes from Friday Mashup.

I started with a card base using Neenah Desert Storm and die cut that with my stitched rectangles die.  The Dark Chocolate panel was stenciled with translucent embossing paste and the Splatters stencil by Tim Holtz.  

I stamped and colored the coffee cup using Copics and stamped the sentiment using Dark Chocolate ink onto a die cut tag.

The patterned paper comes from an old Stampin' Up pack called Well Worn.

You can see the embossing paste better in this next photo.

Thanks for visiting.

Products used:

Stamps:  Better With You (Verve)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Dark Chocolate (SSS)
Cardstock:  Neenah Desert Storm, Very Vanilla (SU), Dark Chocolate (SSS), X-Press It, Well Worn Patterned Paper
Accessories:  Lil' Inkers Stitched Rectangles and Circles dies, Tag Builders Blueprints 2 (MFT), Splatters Stencil (Tim Holtz), Translucent Embossing Paste (Wendy Vecchi), Copics



Samra Leshinski said...

LOL!!! What a great card Karren!!! Love the sentiment and such a fantastic design! Stunning!
Paper Talk with Samra


Brilliant card Karren - love the coffee theme . A great masculine card design too.
Sylvia x

Lisa said...

Great card, love the use of the embossing paste!

Thanks for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!

cm said...

Fabulous card - and isn't that sentiment the truth! The coffee cup, the coloured panel, the embossing paste - what a marvelous combination of elements and techniques! Thank you for sharing your creativity in the Inkspirational gallery!

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Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Such a cool card! Love the embossing paste and fabulous coffee theme. Thanks for playing along with VLV!

Cynthia said...

Amazing challenge card. You had me at the word "coffee"! But seriously, you did a great with the sketch and mixing all elements. I especially love the sentiment. Thanks for playing along this week at The Friday Mashup!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Oooohhh I love this card!

Heidi Baks said...

I always agree with a coffee card! I love your trim behind the cup. Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

Kim S said...

Totally rich and warm - just like a good cup of coffee!