Thursday, April 6, 2017

IO Challenge- Coffee, Tea, or Me?

I don't know about you, but I am both a coffee and tea-aholic.  Yes, the caffeine can get you through the day, but they both just taste so good!   I also love coffee and tea related items, so I really looked forward to this challenge.  I can't wait to be inspired by the other designers.

To make my card, I started with kraft cardstock and created a background with Vintage Photo and Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide inks.  I started by rubbing the two colors of ink onto a  craft mat and spritzed them wtih water. I then dabbed the kraft cardstock into the puddles of ink. Next, I dried the paper with a heat gun while randomly misting the paper with water.  The extra water helped bring out the "oxide" look of the inks.  Once I got the look I wanted, I stamped the Impression Obsession Coffee Ring image onto the background to give the background a coffee/distressed feel.

Here is a close up of the background:

To finish the card, I added the Happily Caffeinated sentiment and  Coffee Pot images to my background using black Versafine ink.

Here is a close up of the saying if you are having trouble reading it:

Need more coffee and tea inspiration?  Don't forget to visit the other designers!


TLady said...

Laura, you made some AWESOME background paper!!!! AND I LOOOOOVE the sentiment you've used! LOL SO CUTE! Just a BEAUTIFUL CARD!!!! ;)

SkyPixie17 said...

I'm loving the look of silhouettes, and especially anything coffee or tea! Thanks for sharing!