Sunday, May 1, 2016

I *Heart* Coffee!

There's nothing like a hot cup of coffee to start your day or soothe your nerves. After this past week my nerves have really needed to be soothed. I'll write about that in a later post when I've returned to what I (laughingly) call "normal".

Warm Cup was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink (Imagine Crafts), colored with Copic markers, fussy-cut, and edged with a Black Pitt Artist pen (Faber Castell). The mouse's face and ears are rather pink because he's bathing in hot coffee. The body of the mug was painted with a layer of Crazing Distress Collage Medium (Ranger), then left to dry. When it was dry, I applied Mermaid Lagoon Distress ink (Ranger) with my finger over the crazed bit. This was set aside while I created a background.

Here's a close-up so that you can see the mug.

140 lb. Mixed Media cardstock was sponged with Mermaid Lagoon and Abandoned Coral Distress inks, misted with water, then heat set. Coffee Background  was stamped over the inked background with Potting Soil Archival ink (Ranger). Three of the mugs and the coffee beans were colored with Copic markers. Gathered Twigs Distress ink was sponged over the Splatters Mini Layering stencil (Stampers Anonymous) and the whole piece was misted with water, heat set, then edged with Ground Espresso Distress ink.

Washi tape was added and the Warm Cup House Mouse was adhered to the card front.

Thanks for visiting today.

I shall enter this into the following challenges:
Passionate Paper Creations Weekend Celebration with Stampendous
Challenge Up Your Life Challenges: Critters
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenges: Anything Goes
House-Mouse and Friends Monday Challenges: Favorite Way to Spend the Day


  1. Adorable, love the look you got on the cup. Fabulous background too.
    Thanks for sharing your card with us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.


  2. Kat this is a beautiful card with a great background.
    Thank you for playing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.
    Goodluck and hope we see you again.

    Gr Karin DT Member

  3. What a fun and fabulous card...the way that you've done the mug is wonderful...I must give it a try...thanks for sharing your beautiful card and technique tip with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge! Good luck!!
    Take care,

  4. Fabulous card! Love your sweet little mousey and the gorgeous background you created for him. Thanks so much for joining us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.

    Snoopy ​♥

  5. A gorgeous card Kathi, a lovely design with a super background, you little Mousie is adorable and beautifully coloured!!

    Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining us with both Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challengeand House Mouse& Friends!!.

  6. I adore your card, that background stamp is just amazing and I NEED IT!!!

  7. Hey there Kathi, such an adorable card! Thanks for joining us over at Challenge up your life!