30 September 2018

One Cup - watercolour pencil, embossing

On a cold blustery Monday, a coffee hot tub would be a lovely idea. I coloured the Kraftin' Kimmie image with Nuvo watercolour pencils and added embossing in two ways to the card.

Putting It Together

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps recently rereleased the I {Heart} Coffee set. I'm so glad she did 'cause it's an adorable image.

I used Nuvo watercolour pencil and waterbrush to colour the image on Master's Touch watercolour paper. I was in Hobby Lobby a couple weeks ago and decided to try out their own branded paper. The paper is 140lb (300gsm) and works pretty decently. It feels a bit more texturey and is a bit more thirsty so colour didn't lift as easily. But, colours did blend and flow nicely. For a cheap paper, it's better than the Micheal's branded paper.

I got it stuck in my head to use the sketch from the Outlawz challenge for week of 29 Sept.

I die cut the image with a circle and pulled together several items from my stash including large scraps of patterned papers. I got the ruffly grey ribbon at some time because I loved it but hadn't found projects for it. I wanted most of the background in the browns to tie into the colour of coffee. The grey ties to the blue and is a nice anchor.

I embossed the dark brown with coffee beans. I assembled the base of the panel to be 5 1/4" square to fit on the 5 1/2" square card base with a narrow margin.

I added the ruffled ribbon and Graphic 45 strip over the tri-coloured panel.  The other patterned paper is a long retired Stampin' Up DSP.

On the back, I used  washi tape to hold the ribbon. It's also adhered with the Graphic 45 strip.

I popped up the image disc with foam mounting tape. I stamped and embossed a scrap of Mi Tientes with the sentiment. I stamped it with brown then embossed it with pearl. The Mi Tientes has a nice texture for this card.

Inside, I used another coffee set for the sentiment and image in brown.



Kraftin' Kimmie Make It: July/August release sets
Outlawz Wednesday Sketch: 26 Sept
Creative Craft Cottage: Ribbon
Addicted to Stamps and More: Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday: Anything Goes


  1. Fabulous card Rijacki, the image is so cute!!


  2. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage challenge good luck. Have a nice day
    Anneke DT

  3. Such a beautiful card. I love all the detailing from the embossed folder to the colors on the image. I love coffee as much as the girl in the stamp. Thank you so much for joining us on Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. xx Ankita

  4. what a fabulous card rijacki. Such a wonderful colouring always. Thanks for playing along with us at Addicted to Stamps & More. Hope to see you again
    Shylaa DT@ATSM


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