I love coffee. That is all! LOL
I actually didn’t start drinking coffee until about fifteen years ago. Before that I was an avid tea drinker, still am. But, about fifteen years ago my son introduced me to Sugar Free Vanilla Lattes…from that coffee place that we all know! I was lured in by the sweet stuff and have been hooked on coffee ever since.
Today I want to share a stencil technique using different Nuvo products and showcase three finished cards. When using all of these different mediums be sure to clean your stencil and palette knife immediately after each use!
I started with the Coffee Lovers Background Stencil set. I wanted to try something different so I pulled out my stash of Nuvo products. For the first background I blended Vintage Photo, Rusty Hinge, and Ground Espresso Distress Inks through the stencil, using Tsukineko sponge daubers, onto plain white card stock. I squeezed out a generous amount of Nuvo Translucent Limoncello Jewel Drops and spread it evenly across the stencil with a palette knife.
Looking through my Nuvo collection for something coffee colored I tried the Copper Penny Crystal drops next. It leaves a bright shiny finish.
Next, I pulled out some Nuvo Mother of Pearl Mousse and Kraft cardstock. I applied the Mousse through the stencil with a Mini Ink Blending Tool. It glides on like soft butter and leaves a soft satiny shine. Wash the pad immediately and it is as good as new.
For the last background I applied some Nuvo Moonstone Glimmer paste onto black cardstock. The colors dry with iridescent shades of blue and green against the dark background.
I laid all of the backgrounds aside to dry and started thinking about how I could use them.
I stamped the four different cup images, from the Coffee Break Stamp set, onto Tim Holtz Watercolor cardstock, using Ranger Black Archival ink. I watercolored all the images using Distress Inks. When they were dry they were cut out using the coordinating Coffee Break Die set. I also cut out four each of various sentiments from the Perfect Blend Die set, using my Sizzix Side Kick. I glued the sentiments together using a Zig 2-Way Glue Pen. It is perfect for such small pieces. All the stamped sentiments are from the Perfect Blend Stamp set.
For the first card I cut the word coffee out of a piece of dark chocolate cardstock three times. I stamped the sentiment using Versamark Ink and white embossing powder. Be sure to use an anti-static embossing tool. White flecks of powder show up easily on dark cardstock.
I cut a piece of heavy vellum cardstock for the second card. I stamped the sentiment using Archival Potting Soil ink. To set it, I stamped it again using Versamark Ink and clear embossing powder. The Misti tool works well for this. It is important to use an anti-static embossing tool here first as well. Also, vellum tends to warp so preheat your heat tool and heat the powder quickly. The vellum was wrapped around to the back of the panel and secured with tape.
For the last card I used vellum again. The sentiment was stamped with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. The word tea was cut from some watercolor paper, that I first colored with Distress Inks, matching the colors of the cup.
For all of the cards I used a tape runner to add the panels to dark chocolate cardstock. An even layer of Scotch Foam tape was added to the backs for added dimension and then they were adhered to #110 Neenah Classic Crest cardstock bases. I didn’t end up using the fourth background or the coffee cup. I am sure that I will find a use for them at a later date.
Honey Bee has a new release coming! All this week they will be giving Sneek Peeks of the new products. Be sure to check back tomorrow.
Well, I am off to savor another cup of that liquid nectar known as coffee! Thank you for joining me today on this creative journey. You are also welcome to follow me at my blog jadanchik.com and on my Instagram account jadanchik. Joyfully, Jo Ann