I decided to use the big open space for a fun background panel and came up with this card.
I took a sheet of watercolor paper and started by covering it with Frayed Burlap Distress Paint, then Gathered Twigs Distress Stain - not covering the whole panel with either color. I flicked on some water and dried it with my heat tool.
I then used some Picket Fence Distress Paint and the Cargo stencil to stencil some letters down the left hand side. After that was dry, I took the Shatter stencil and some Frayed Burlap distress ink and lastly the Splatter stencil with some Ground Espresso distress ink. After cutting the panel to size, I rounded one corner and adhered it to another panel that I'd sponged Ground Espresso ink onto. The card base is Neenah Desert Storm and I flicked some Ground Espresso onto that with a paintbrush.
The Copic-colored coffee cup comes from the fabulous new Caffeine Addict stamp set and Coffee to go Cup dies. The sentiment comes from Espresso Yourself. I used some sponged Ground Espresso cardstock for the die-cut "latte" as well as the coffee beans.
Thanks for visiting.
Be sure to visit the rest of the design team - they have some wonderful inspiration for you:
Stamps: Caffeine Addict, Espresso Yourself (SugarPea Designs)
Ink: Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black, Vintage Photo, Ground Espresso, Frayed Burlap, Fathered Twigs Distress Stain, Frayed Burlap Distress Paint, Picket Fence Distress Paint
Cardstock: Neenah Desert Storm, White, X-Press It, watercolor
Dies: Coffee to Go Cup, Coffee Words
Accessories: Splatter Stencil, Shatter Stencil, Cargo Stencil (Tim Holtz), Copic Markers