26 July 2018

Coffee Time - single layer, stencilling, masking

Sometimes the best cup of joe comes from a retro diner. Sometimes that's the coffee you can use as paint stripper. My single layer card features a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp set with Oxide inks on kraft.

Putting It Together

I woke up a little bit early this morning with this idea starting to crowd in my head. I got up and, before even eating breakfast or getting ready for work, put it together.

I stamped both on the kraft cardbase and on a full adhesive Post-It to use as a mask.

I cut a rough circle around the images and put the mask over the stamping on the card.

I used some more Post-Its to mask off all but a strip.

I used a stencil to add stripes using a blender tool with Oxide ink: Peacock Feathers.

Removing the mask, I could see this was going in a direction I liked. The Peacock Feathers and stripes give a nice retro feel with the pot and cup.

I decided I wanted to do a halo of sorts around the pot and cup so I fussy cut the mask to fit over each.

With the masks in place I used a detail blending tool with more oxide: Antique Linen.

The halo turned out pretty good, and I decided to use a water brush and give the pot and cup a quick light wash of colour. I had to be careful how much water because of the cardstock. I used a heat tool to try to keep the distortion to a minimum. I also stamped the sentiment in the bright red Candied Apple that I used on the pot. I decided to make the cup a white porcelain with Picket Fence.

Just four colours.

Inside, I stamped a sentiment and another cup that I gave a light wash of the red.



Less is More: One Layer + Stripes + CAS
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps: Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty: Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart: Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday: Anything Goes


  1. What a great project! I loved your process! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges!

  2. Super make and great use of masking too


  3. Lovely work, thanks for sharing with Crafting from the Heart!

  4. Lovely make,l have never stensiled but may have a go now well done,thanks for joining us here at Penny's crafty challenge blog Lyn DT x.

  5. What a great stenciled and stamped coffee card.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  6. That is one awesome use of masking and stencilling! I do love a bit of stamping on kraft card and yours is a beauty. The 'halo' around the coffee pot is particularly effective. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Less is More xx

  7. I love how your card came together. Great masking and inking, and the halo looks fab. I'm loving Distress Oxides on kraft, must play more.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x


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