Friday, June 23, 2017

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - 2017 SUMMER Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Hello everyone and happy Friday!  Today, is my day to post for The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store and I am also participating in the 2017 SUMMER Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

If you would like to play along create a card with coffee, tea &/or cocoa images and then visit the Coffee Lovers blog and link your card.  It's always fun to see all of the cards and you will have a chance to win some fabulous prizes!  The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store is one of the Super Sponsors with a $25 GC!

When: Friday, June 23 - Friday, June 30
Time: 6 am pacific
THEME: Summer
USE: coffee, tea &/or cocoa images

You can click HERE to find out all of the details about the 

Here is a look at the card I designed.  I used some of the fun images from the Altenew Coffee Love clear stamp set.  The background was done with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks and I have a tutorial to share with you on how I created the background.

To start I inked up a piece of Ranger Watercolor Paper with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain.  I inked up the top portion of the paper with Vintage Photo and the for the bottom I used the Walnut Stain.  The inks meet and mix on a diagonal angle.

I used the  Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer to add some water droplets on the paper.  Adding the water will make the inks oxidize.  I used a paper towel to blot us the water drops and then used a heat tool to dry the paper.

Next, I smooshed the Oxide Inks Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain on my craft mat and used the Distress Sprayer to add the water.  I sprayed enough water until the ink started to bead up.

I smooshed the paper down in the ink and then used a heat tool to heat set and dry the inks.  I just kept repeating the process until I liked how the paper looked.  I think I smooshed the paper in the ink four or five times and and used a heat tool in between the layers of ink.  That is the beauty of the Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks because of the fusion of dye and pigment inks you can layer the inks and they won't muddy up--as long as you heat set in between the layers.  I wanted to add the water droplets to the paper first and then do the ink smooshing to have the different colors and layers of inks on the paper.  Doing this creates more depth and interest to the background. I love creating background with these inks!

I did some masking and stamped the coffee pot and cups using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on to a piece of white Copic friendly paper.  The Copic markers I used are also in the link list below.  I used one of the dies from the Spellbinders Celebrations Die - Pierced Rectangles set to die cut the rectangle shape.

I used Memento Tuxedo Black Ink to stamp the sentiment from the Altenew Coffee Love clear stamp set.  I added a few Webster's Pages Sequin Mix - Party Time by the sentiment.  I also added a little bit of sparkle with the Zig Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen on the little heart and black border on the cups.  Then I added Ranger Glossy Accents on top of the Wink of Stella.

Here is a close up look at the background paper.  You can also click on any of the images to make them bigger and see more detail.  As you can see from the picture I also added some blue ink splatters.  I smooshed the Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Broken China onto my craft mat and then added some water and used a Watercolor Brush to flick on the color.  I also did this on the paper with the colored images but I didn't want to have any of the color on the images so I reapplied the masks and then added the color.

To finish off the card I added some  May Arts 1/4'' Teal Silk Ribbon to a couple of the corners.  Then I added Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Tape to the back of the colored image and the background and then layered the two pieces together.  I added the card front to a black A2 top folding card and that finished it.

I hope you enjoyed today's card share and tutorial on the background.  If you would like to play along with the 2017 SUMMER Coffee Lovers Blog Hop you can click HERE for all of the details.

Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs & Smiles,

Stamps:  Altenew Coffee Love
Paper:  Ranger Watercolor Paper, Cardstock - White, Black
Ink/Markers:  Tim Holtz Distress Oxide - Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Broken China, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Copic Markers - E23, E34, E29, B000, BG000, BG53, BG72, RV00, R85, W1, W2, W3, C0, C1, Zig Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen
Dies:  Spellbinders Celebrations Die - Pierced Rectangles
Ribbon:  May Arts 1/4'' Teal Silk Ribbon
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer, Ranger Glossy Accents, Webster's Pages Sequin Mix - Party TimeScrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam TapeWatercolor Brush


  1. I love the depth and richness of the background...thanks so much for the tutorial and for a peek at your wonderful card!

  2. love your backround!
    fab card!

  3. Heidi a gorgeous card.
    Love that background, thank you for showing how you made it.

  4. This is so beautiful. Really love that background. The colors are wonderful.

  5. Great background and colors.

  6. Wow what a great looking card! Love that background and the whole card. I am glad to see this right now since I just tried a Distress ink layered ink background & this gives me more ideas.

  7. Wow what a great looking card! Love that background and the whole card. I am glad to see this right now since I just tried a Distress ink layered ink background & this gives me more ideas.

  8. This could be an awesome masculine coffee lovers card!

  9. I couldn't agree more with your sentiment Heidi. LOL A fantastic card, your background is lovely as is your colouring. Very well done!

  10. Beautiful card and awesome background!

  11. This is one of my favorites so far. Love the gorgeous teal.

  12. all hail to thee, Heidi, the queen of creative backgrounds!! your work is always. (gail)

  13. WoW! What a cool background you have created, LOVE it!!

  14. Love your card: bron and blue is such lovely combination.
    Thjanks for sharing how you made this beautiful background.

  15. Gorgeous gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing your background technique!

  16. I love the background and the wonderful coloring on the main image too.

  17. Awesome background. It goes wonderfully with your pot of coffee :)

  18. Exciting to see these oxide distress inks in actions - beautiful colouring!

  19. Coveting your background - thanks for tutorial! Such a rich, sweet card result!

  20. Heidi, your background is stunning! Thank you so much for your informative tutorial! I will be using it!

  21. Yummmmmmmmmm - that background is all sorts of incredible! I need to bust out my Distress Oxides after seeing this! Thanks for linking up to the Coffee Lover's Blog Hop!


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