Hello Everyone! Justin here, and today I am sharing a coffee-themed card that I created using the lady gnome from the Coffee Gnomes set. This 3” x 4” stamp set is so dang fun, and I think the 2 images with the 2 cursive sentiments are just perfect for any crafter who needs that cup of coffee first thing in the morning… and has a couple friends that are the exact same way!
First, I colored up my lady gnome using Copic Markers. I fussy cut her out and set her to the side for later.
Next, I worked on my main background panel. I took a piece of A2-sized blending cardstock and blended it entirely with Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide Ink. Then I blended Mustard Seed Distress Oxide Ink around the corners, but avoided about the center 1/3 of the card. Finally, I took Wild Honey Distress Oxide Ink and blended it around the edges. I splashed the card with some water and Wild Honey Distress Oxide Ink and let it dry.
I grabbed the Fine Lines stencil, sprayed it with Pixie Spray, and then applied it to my card so the lines went vertical with the card in portrait orientation. I blended over the stencil with Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Ink. I then removed my stencil, wiped it off, and applied it to my card so the lines were going horizontally across it. I took some Bubblegum Pink Glitz Glitter Gel and applied a solid layer over my stencil with a Stencil Pal. I removed my stencil and cleaned it immediately, while also setting aside my panel to dry.
I then grabbed a stitched tag die cut from my stash, and die cut 2 tags from blending cardstock. For my first tag, I blended over it entirely with Tattered Rose Distress Oxide Ink. I then distressed the edges with Kitsch Flamingo Distress Oxide Ink, placed the Leafy Green stencil over it, and blended with the Kitsch Flamingo once again. I removed the stencil and splattered some Kitsch Flamingo Distress Ink.
For my 2nd tag, I blended it entirely with Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink, splattered it with water, and then distressed the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
Taking a sentiment strip die cut, i cut a strip from sand colored cardstock. I distressed the edges of the strip with Tea Dye Distress Oxide Ink and stamped my sentiment using Ink on 3’s Atelier Sweet Petunia Ink.
To finish my card off, I used liquid adhesive to adhere my 2 tags, one offset behind the top one. I then used foam tape to adhere my lady gnome and sentiment strip. The last item I did was take some pink sequins and adhere them in clusters onto my card. It was completed!
I have a condensed list of products used for my project: