July 1, 2020

It’s an Iced Coffee type of day

Hello everyone!!  Shanna here today from Caffeinated Craftiness to share some fun inspiration...
With a new month, comes a new sale for Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps.  Be sure to read to the end to find out what all is on sale!

Over in the Crackerbox and Suzy Flaunt it if You Made it Facebook group there is a monthly cardmaking "theme"  and July’s technique of the month is MASKING
 **BONUS** If you combine the technique of the month with a stamp from one of the sale categories, you get a 5.00 store credit towards your next purchase of amazing red rubber goodness!

So for those who don’t know, I live in California.  Summer has arrived here with a vengeance and 110 degree weather is NOT my favorite! What is my favorite though is indulging in a yummy iced coffee when the heat is too much.  That is where I got my inspiration for this card!

I used the Coffee Drink Stamp and started off by embossing it in white embossing powder onto Bristol smooth cardstock.  I colored it with my Zig Real Brush Markers and once it was dry, added Nuvo clear glows to the lid for some shiny dimension.

Ever get stuck not knowing what in the world to do for a background on a card?  That was me after I finished coloring. I am not a crafter that plans her projects out very well, I more like to let them evolve as I create, but sometimes Inhit a road block.  At this point I still had my Zigs out and decided to play around with the idea of a watercolor background....well guys..I loved this!  I started by loosely drawing amoeba-like circles, being generous with the ink, and then sprayed them with my water bottle.  I used a paintbrush to move the pigment around some in places it didn’t flow to naturally, and the. I heat set it quickly once I achieved the look I was going for.  I worked on one “circle” at a time, using the same colors I had used on the coffee cup to make sure they would coordinate.  Done deal!  

My sentiment came last, and this one just makes me giggle!  It is called Mr. Coffee.  I grabbed a scratch piece of black cardstock and heat embossed the sentiment in white embossing powder.  I trimmed down three sides with my paper cutter, and then proceeded to tear the last edge alongside the sentiment.  

Final touches were mounting the image and sentiment onto the card panel, and adding some of these Clay rose embellishments I had in my stash that matched my color scheme perfectly.  I find that adding elements like embellishments or sequins in odd. Umbers is. Ore pleasing to the eye and easier to balance, so I picked 5 random places that helped frame out my design.  Then the card was complete!

Thank you so much for stopping by today....If you want more info on all the materials used to make this card, be sure to visit my blog, and to stay inspired in between log posts, be sure to follow me on YouTube, as I just started making videos too, and You can check me out over on Instagram too.

The July sale has all the Summer essentials on sale, so be sure to head over to the shop HERE to check them all out.

See you all again soon! Stay safe and stay crafty,
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