Tuesday, March 3, 2020


Hello friends! Today I have a grungy, mixed media card to share with you featuring a BRAND NEW digital stamp set from Graciellie Design called, "Coffee is Life."
The coffee sentiment was created by cropping and printing one of Gracie's sentiments at 10% opacity, coloring with a gold gel pen, and adding gold embossing powder over top. After heat setting, I traced over it with my Versamarker pen and added primary bark embossing powder over top.

You could WIN this set for free by entering Gracie's giveaway on her Facebook or Instagram page. 

Supplies and Tools:
  • Coffee Is Life Digital Stamp Set (Graciellie Design)
  • Canson Mixed Media Paper
  • Real Brush Pens (Arteza)
  • Flourish Stencil (Tim Holtz)
  • Brown Jewels (Kat Scrappiness)
  • Gold Gel Pen
  • Versamarker Pen
  • Versamark Watermark Ink 
  • Gold Embossing Powder
  • Primary Bark Embossing Powder (Wow!)
  • These colors of Distress Oxide (Range)
    • Walnut Stain
    • Black Soot

This post linked to:
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge - Anything Handcolored
The Paper Players - Turn Up The Heat
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Dare 2B Artzy - Anything Goes


Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

What a fabulous card - I love the slightly grungy, mixed media effect - it's just like coffee granules everywhere! The stencilling adds wonderful texture and interest too. Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week!

Claire Broadwater said...

Esther, I ALWAYS love a coffee card and this one is fabulous! I love the grungy, mixed media and the color combo. THe stenciling adds so much interest! SOOOO happy you joined us at The Paper Players this week! XX

Stef Perry said...

What a great card that any coffee lover would appreciate receiving! I love how you added the stencil to not only the background but to the latte as well like a barista design! Gorgeous card Esther! So glad your card in the Paper Player's gallery this week!

Conniecrafter said...

wow that is very cool, I just love the swirls background that goes with what you used for the center of the coffee and very creative way you did the sentiment, sure gives it a unique look!

Henriƫtte Creatively Happy said...

Awesome card Esther.
I love coffee!
Thank you so much for sharing and have a great day.

Anne Marie Hile said...

Esther, this is such a stunning card! I love the distressed details and the little pops of bling. Gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us over at The Paper Players this week!

sarascloset said...

Such a great coffee card, Esther! I am having my first cup now and wish mine looked as good as this! Love the flourishes and embossing and how you colored the cup/coffee - brilliant work!