Hey y’all, I’m back with more card inspiration. When I saw this Art Impressions stamp set, I just had to have it. The name of the set says it all ” PAND-TASTIC”, it really is a fantastic stamp set.
I chose to use the cute little panda in the mug, well because I am addicted to anything that has to do with tea or coffee. I first cut my cardstock with a Honey Bee stitched scallop die and then used my MISTI to stamp the image in Momento ink. I normally watercolor my images but I decided to color this one using my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.
I had fun with this one, and created my own pattern paper. I used an old Peachy Keen chevron background stamp to create both the black and white patterned paper and the yellow paper that I used. The yellow one really surprised me. I used Tim Holtz Mustard Seed Distress Oxide ink to get both shades of yellow. Keeping the cardstock secured in my MISTI I stamped the Chevron stamp several times to get a good clean crisp image. Doing this actually darkened the ink. I then used a blending tool to brush a single coat of the Mustard Seed over it making the entire sheet yellow. I enjoyed doing this so much that I went online shortly afterwards and ordered a whole bunch of background stamps from Papertrey Ink. One of the things I despise the most about crafting is searching through my drawer for matching pattern papers after I’ve painted or colored my image. Now I will be able to make all kinds a pattern paper with my Distress Oxide inks and all my new background stamps.
No card is complete until you do the side. Sometimes I keep it simple and just matte the inside with white cardstock stamped with a sentiment. I love how this pattern paper came out so much that I decided to use it on the inside as well.
I think this card came together very nicely and I am very happy with it.
I am linking this card up with the Coffee Lovers Spring/Summer blog hop. If you’ve never heard of them you should go check it out, the hop is a lot of fun.
I am also a super sponsor for the hop and have been doing giveaways everyday throughout the duration of the hop. Links to each giveaway are below you should check them out. You should also swing by the Designer’s Gallery and take a look at all the amazing work my design team has done with the Polka Dot Orchard digi stamps.
All coffee hop giveaways will end Wednesday May 15th and winners will be announced Monday May 20th. International winners must pay shipping costs.