Monday 18 February 2019

Spring Coffee Blowout

Is there anything better than a hot cup of coffee? In the morning, while crafting, with a big piece of chocolate cake, or all of those three combined!

In honour of coffee and the STAMPlorations Coffee Stamps Blowout Sale which starts today, I created two cards using Sanna's gorgeous Dots n' Beans stencil as the centrepiece. I sprinkled Light and Dark Brown Brushos onto watercolour paper covered by the stencil and spritzed generously with water. I haven't had much success with this technique but after watching Loll's video I realised the secret is to remove the stencil quickly before the water starts seeping under the stencil. I then die cut the panel using Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies and added a coffee cup and sentiment from What's Brewing. I'm linking up my card over at CAS Stencil where the theme is Powdered Inks.

For my second card, I used the monoprint from the stencil. I watercoloured the Nature Having Coffee stamp using Gansai Tambi watercolours, and added a sentiment from Literary Caffeine-ations along with some doodles. Inspired by the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches I also added some die cuts using Trendy Spring Bloom Dies.

If you got inspired to create some caffeinated creations of your own, you can use the code COFFEEBLOWOUT in the STAMPlorations store.


Barb Ghig said...

Two fabulous cards! I love the effects of Brushos on both versions and your color palette on both cards is just perfect! Beautiful watercoloring on your monoprint card, too! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS Stencil!

Loll said...

Two fantastic stenciled cards Karola! Love the colour for your coffee bean stencil ... both the positive and negative turned out amazing! Love the first card with the coffee cup and awesome sentiment! Your second has the beautifully watercoloured panel. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Stencil!

nancy littrell said...

Love both your cards with the coffee bean stencil, Karola. So fun getting 2 cards out of your positive and negative (monoprint) stenciling. So pleased you joined us at CAS Stencil Card Challenge with your 1st card. TFS both your artsy creations, my friend. Hugs..Nancy

Cathy said...

Two gorgeous cards Karola, your stencilling looks great, love the thought of coffee, chocolate cake and crafting! Count me in, thanks for playing along at CAS Stencil, Cathy x

Julia Aston said...

Great coffee bean stenciling both positive and negative on your fun coffee cards Karola! love the colors you used! Thanks so much for joining us in the CAS Stencil Challenge this month! xx