Saturday, September 29, 2018

It's National Coffee Day and I Love Coffee!!!

Today is the National Coffee Day Blog Hop, sponsored by the Coffee Loving Cardmakers. Since I love coffee and I make cards, I'm playing along using Stampendous stamps since they're a sponsor. Click HERE for more information about which of my teammates is participating and how you can win a prize from Stampendous!  HERE's a link for more information. You can also find more information on the Coffee Loving Papercrafters Facebook page.

Stampendous Supplies Used:
Warm Cup Rubber Stamp by House-Mouse Designs™
Coffee Background Rubber Stamp
Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink Pad by Tsukineko®
Mixed Media White Paper

Other Supplies Used:
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Desert Storm Environment® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Copic Markers:
  Mouse Skin: E50, E51, E93, R20, BV000
  Mouse Fur: E23, E25, E37
  Mug: BG11, BG13, BG90, BG93
Black and Dark Sepia Pitt Artist Pens by Faber Castell
Umber Pastel Pencil by Derwent
Tim Holtz® Distress® Oxide Inks by Ranger: 
  Antique Linen, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, Ground Espresso
Tim Holtz® Distress® Ink by Ranger: 
  Gathered Twigs, Ground Espresso
Jet Black Archival™ Ink by Ranger
Vintage Double Dot Designs Patterned Paper by BoBunny®
Clock Washi Tape, Source Unknown
Twine by American Crafts

  1. Create an A2 card from the Desert Storm Cardstock.
  2. Stamp the Warm Cup onto Neenah cardstock using Memento ink. 
  3. Fussy-cut the image, color with Copic markers, and edge with a black pen.
  4. Using Jet Black Archival ink, stamp the Coffee Background onto Mixed Media cardstock.
  5. Brush Antique Linen, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, Ground Espresso Distress Oxide inks horizontally onto white Mixed Media cardstock, going from light at the top to the darkest at the bottom. Blend as you go.
  6. Spritz with water, heat set, then repeat the process until you're happy with the result. In retrospect, I would have done the ink blending first, then stamped the background. Oh well.
  7. Make sure that the Oxided background panel is bone dry, then die-cut with one of the dies from the A2 Layers Combo Die Set. Sponge the edges with Ground Espresso Distress ink.
  8. Adhere the clock washing tape, then outline top and bottom with the brown Pitt Artist pen.
  9. I had a Warm Cup mask from a previous stamping session. I placed the mask where I wanted and outlined it with the brown pastel chalk pencil, then smudged the lines.
  10. Using a fine-tip black pen, add the mouse's hair.
  11. Remove the mask, add more brown chalk, then smudge again.
  12. Adhere the fussy-cut Warm Cup image.
  13. Die-cut the patterned paper using a larger die from the same die-cut set used previously. Sponge the edges with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.
  14. Mat the image panel with the patterned paper.
  15. Add the twine, securing it on the reverse.
  16. Adhere the card front to the A2 card.
Thanks for visiting today!


  1. awww, look at that darling little face - eek! Adorable card.
    Must get that BG stamp!

  2. Love the background!!!!!!!! Mouse is cute, too.

  3. Oooooh, the little mouse in the mug is adorable!

  4. COME ON! THAT IS THE CUTEST! I love the background!!!

  5. Fantastic Coffee Card! Love it!


  6. I wouldn't even scream if I
    saw this little guy in my
    coffee mug. Cute card.
    thanks for sharing

  7. I adore your House Mouse coffee cup card!

  8. I like the background of your awesome card.

  9. Oh love the mouse
    in the colorful cup!
    So cute.
    Carla from Utah

  10. Darling cards! Love the mouse in a mug! Great background stamp too!

  11. AWWWWW what a precious card! I just love that cute little mouse peaking out of the coffee mug so adorable!

  12. Loving that POP of color. Such a sweet card.

  13. Love the cute mouse. Love House of Mouse Designs. Love your card.

  14. What a precious card! Too stinkin' cute!

  15. Oh my goodness, what an adorable card! Love your design and rich colors.

  16. What a super adorable card!! Awesome!! :)

  17. Totally sweet and adorable. Love the colors that you chose. TFS