Jun 22, 2016

Distressed Coffee Friendship Card

card 1

Welcome to my day six post for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  Today I went straight out grunge and made this super fun and gritty card using a freebie digi stamp from Stamplorations.  Thanks so much, I adore this awesome set of cups!  I fussy cut them and dipped them into a pool of Distress Ink, then added some "texture stamping" with a tiny text stamp randomly for interest.  I stamped the background panel with the same stamp.

card 2

I embossed a tiny white doily and then went to town distressing the edges of my card, rolling the opposite corners with a skewer.  The arrows are the castoff cuts from a Tim Holtz die, which I inked with Colorbox chalk ink.  I used the same ink with the alphas to stamp coffee.  The "my good friend" stamp is by SU!

card 3

Here you can see the tiny text overlay and also a mistake.  I tried Distress Stain in white for the doily, but it just didn't show enough on the dark patterned paper, so I stamped again and embossed.  I really had fun making this long, skinny card.  For some reason, it's nice to break out in an unusual shape from time to time to mix things up.  Happy hopping today!

card 4

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59 comments:

kiwimeskreations said...

Autumn this is glorious - love the shape, all your textures and the fabulous grungy colours.
Blessings
Maxine

Inkypinkycraft said...

fab and love the shabby feel to the layers of the paper x

Mac Mable said...

Nope no mistakes here for me...What a fabulous card, yes liking the shape, for a change and loving all the grunge and the sentiment of the card x Thank you for sharing x

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Love the distressed edges and the coffee colours! If I didn't have a cup in front of me already, I would have to get up and make one, LOL!

sarascloset said...

I do love the skinny cards and you have used every inch of it so perfectly! Love the little doily and your digital cups look amazing! Great design and wonderful distressing! Big hugs to you!

Helen Gullett said...

WOW Autumn ,this is super fabulous! Loving the vitage grundy look on the card. Creative way of using the digi stamp.

Michele K. Henderson said...

I love these wonderful coffee colors and the unique distressed look! Just gorgeous!

Gail said...

Love the shape and texture of this project beautiful!

Lisa said...

It's grungy and fabulous!! I love the distressing!! It looks amazing!! All of your coffee-themed projects have been spectacular my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Marjan K├╝ppers said...

Great card! Those coffecups are just beautiful, love the way you did them! Wonderful edges too! Coffee really inspires you :)

New Creations said...

It is just fantastic, love the distress and grungy look!

Ceal said...

Great card, love the grunge

Suzanne Reynolds said...

love all the distressing and torn edges...fabulous card.

Vintagehandmade said...

Love, love, love this one! Autumn, it's a grunge crafting gem! So vintage and so beautiful! Big hugs! Branka xx

Petra Swart said...

Love all the distressing and how you've done the cups, Autumn!!! What a wonderful grungy look - all the brown are so lovely!!!!!
Have a great day!!!
Hugz

~amy~ said...

Such an awesome design!

Lisa said...

Gorgeous! Love all of the mediums you used! And mistake?! I think not! It just adds to it. Awesome!

CarlavdM said...

Awesome card...like it a lot.

Arianna Barbara said...

Awww!!!! Stunning project!!!

Becca Yahrling said...

This is fabulous & I just adore the distressed look.

craftytrog said...

Fabulous!!! xx

MaryH said...

These cups look fantastic on your elongated card. It looks like a banner you might hang in the kitchen...the distressing is a wonderful technique with these digi cups...and I love the old book text. Your photo looks so pretty against the texture of the brick behind the card. TFS & Hugs

Hetty said...

Great card,i can smell the coffee.
Love your creation.

Redanne said...

I really love the gunge, the coffee cups look amazing and the distressed papers look wonderful! Hugs, Anne xx

Nancy Ball said...

Love your card.

Ann said...

Lovely card. Coffee does seem like out friend sometimes, doesn't it!?!

Kim Heggins said...

Adorable card...love your take on coffee!

Sylvia said...

Love your grungy coffee card, Autumn! Happy Wednesday evening!

Maura said...

This is gorgeous! I always love seeing what you make. I think this would be a wonderful sign too!

rachel said...

wonderful Autumn - I adore this xx

Margik said...

Stunning design Autumn! Love this fabulous card.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wowzers, this is beautiful! Love everything about it! Especially the distressing! Beautifully done!

Migdalia said...

Love the distress technique!!Beautiful!

Nancy Dynes said...

I love, love, LOVE this card, Autumn!! Oh my gosh, I think I can smell the coffee! The layers, texture stamping, and dimension along with the distressing and the brilliant use of twine as 'steam'!! You are a genius. I'm off to brew a pot of hazelnut
right now!!

Hugs,

Nancy

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulously grungy and a fantastic design, I am so loving your coffee cards Autumn they are inspirational and pinned to my coffee board xxx

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OMGosh this is so fabulous, I love it, what a great design

Marty F said...

Very cool card - love the shape and all of the elements. Those are awesome free coffee cups, too. Love your colors because they really remind me of coffee :-)

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

A fabulous card again. You may need to change your theme soon though as I have to put on a brew every time you put the idea into my head :) Crafty hugs, Sandra X

Pamellia said...

Fabulous Autumn! Love the string behind your mugs, and your distressing is amazing! hugs :)

Sylvia said...

Autumn, Love your card and grunge look. It's similar to my card. Sylvia D.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

I love, love, love this!

Peanut said...

WOW!!! LOVE this card, Autumn. Your distressing amazing and and making steam out of twine is pure genius! So glad you joined Tuesday Throwdown challenge.
x Asha

Beverley said...

Oh my! Your card is stunning - love the distress look. Hugs Bev (Uniko) x

crafty-stamper said...

Absolutely stunning love the distressed and vintage look this would have made a great hanging for the kitchen
Carol x

experiments in paper said...

Another winner, Autumn!! Love the beautiful coffee brown here, as well - I am very fond of coffee and tea staining, which this reminds me of. And the use of small text as shadows on the cups - genius!! xxx Lynn

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love the grungy and distressed look of this card. Beautifully done.

Karen B. said...

Wow those coffee mugs are too cool!

Fikreta said...

great card
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Helen F. said...

Fabulous card!

Mischelle said...

LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!

Tonya said...

Great card!

Pawsitively Creative said...

This skinny card design is totes awesome sauce and a bag of chips dearie! Love the grungy goodness and the coffee colored background and foreground. Hahah-grounds! Anywhoo-fantabulous design! Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

Donna Ellis said...

Fabulously distressed card, Autumn, in the monochrome technique! Love your fibers and dimension. Hugs, de

Atchaya(Akshma) said...

nice

Sherrie K. said...

Eeek, love this Autumn! The distressing looks amazing and love the curled edges! The theme is right up my alley! Love this!
Sherrie K

Mimi said...

Sooooper grungy... love it!

Meihsia Liu said...

Your creation is fabulous. The distress effect is so beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

Chris said...

Oh boy - this is such a GREAT card! So many wonderful details and I love it's shape. Thank you for playing along with my Amusing Challenge last week! Congrats on making Top 3!

A Pink said...

Gotta love the grunginess of this fabulous card! Autumn . Just perfect for a coffee themed card . I'm catching up on your posts and I,m on a caffeine high ! lol
hugs x

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