Saturday, June 30, 2018

But First, Coffee - A Guest Designer Weekend Treat!

By Judi Kauffman for Quietfire Design

When I saw Suzanne Cannon’s new stamp sets with coffee and tea themes I knew they’d be perfect for making cards for my caffeinated friends. (You know who you are!)

This card combines four of the stamps from two sets, ‘Tea & Thee’(#6263) and ‘But First, Coffee (#5697) with long notched adhesive-backed strips that were leftovers from a sheet of address labels. I added a trio of transparent photo corners to create the shiny triangles. I wanted to evoke folded white napkins! (Mission accomplished, I hope…)

I used a craft sponge to smudge on butterscotch dye ink, followed by espresso brown, allowing the photo corners to act as a resist. No ink stuck to their surface because I wiped them with a tissue while the ink was wet.

The interior of the card incorporates an additional sentiment from But First, Coffee, as well as the little splotches from Tea.

The card is a standard side-fold, A2-size (4.25” x 5.5”).

I have so many ideas for these sets – Gift card holders, Artist Trading Cards, tags, invitations… And I think the stamps that look like spills, stains and splotches would be fun to use on coasters!

Tip: Office supplies are fun to incorporate into stamping and cardmaking – labels, photo corners, correction tape, notary seals, cork, string, magnets, envelopes.

I say it often and it’s always true: The possibilities are endless.


White cardstock
Ink in butterscotch and espresso
Craft sponge
Transparent photo corners
Leftovers from a sheet of labels
(OR narrow strips of adhesive-backed glossy white paper)

1 comment:

Jean said...

What a great card! Love the background!

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