Friday, 17 March 2017

Post 121: Coffee Card (Irish Blessings)

Hi friends :)

I'd like to share a Coffee Card today and since it is St. Patrick's Day, here is wishing my Irish friends a very Happy St. Patrick's Day :)

This is a 5 by 7 inches side folding card. Three colors have been used on this card, besides the neutrals; rust, green and brown. I used a rust colored pattern paper from the DCWV Autumn Melody Adhesive Cardstock stack as the mat, the edges of this were distressed with a Tim Holtz Distress Tool. Then I took the coffee beans pattern paper from the DCWV Snack Stack and trimmed it down slightly smaller than the mat and distressed it's edges. The Verve stamps Lucky Day Digi Stamp has been used here. The coffee mugs were fussy cut and colored with zig markers. The sentiment was die cut with the stitched scalloped oval die set by Gina Marie Designs. Then ink blending was done on it with two distress inks- cracked pistachio and twisted citron. Some white dots were added to this die cut with a white gel pen. Then some steam cut outs were hand drawn and fussy cut. A pennant/banner was cut out of the green paper from the DCWV Autumn Melody Adhesive Cardstock stack. All these elements were arranged on the card panel following the DCWV sketch. Tissue tape was used to adhere the mat and panel to the card base. In the end 2 enamel dots were added to accent the sentiment. 

List of Supplies:

1. DCWV Snack Stack
2. DCWV Autumn Melody Adhesive Cardstock stack
3. Verve stamps- Lucky Day Digi stamp 
4. Gina Marie Designs Stitched Scalloped Ovals Die Set
5. Tissue Tape
6. Tombow Mono Multi Glue
7. Uniball Signo White Gel Pen
8. Enamel dots
9. Tim Holtz Distress Inkpads- cracked pistachio and twisted citron
7. Iris Cardstock 250 gsm
9. Scissors
10. Ranger's round blending tool and foams
11. Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers 
12. Tim Holtz Distress Tool

Here are a few pictures of the card :--

I am playing along with the following challenges:

Verve Stamps Blog- Lucky Day Linky

DCWV Stackaholic Challenge-March

PCM Challenges- March (3 colors have been used here besides the neutrals- rust, brown and green)

ICR- March (Coaste Ride)- Masculine Theme

Spring Festival Surprise Challenge with Jessica (threes) - (There are 3 colors on this card besides the neutrals: rust, brown and green, also there are 3 lil cut outs emanating from each coffee mug symbolizing steam)

Paper Sweeties March Challenge (I was inspired by the coffee theme and also the green color) 

PS: I'm also excited to share that I am having a small crafty giveaway which is open to anyone worldwide (international folks are most welcome). All the details can be found here -- I'd be super thrilled and honored if you play along :) the prize is a 25 USD gift certificate to any store you like. It is open till the end of march and you can do as many or as few steps as you like. 

Thanks for your time! Would love to read your comments :)
Stay Blessed.


  1. OOooo! I really like the big ol' coffee beans in the background.

  2. GREAT use of the coffee photo! Very creative!So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Bit O’ Green” Challenge! Awesome details and design! Super work!

  3. Oh, what a fabulous background for a card. Just delightful!

  4. Ooohhh - love that coffee bean patterned paper!!! Thank you so much for sharing your sweet card with us at Paper Sweeties for our March challenge :)

  5. Fun card, great paper for the image. Thanks for joining us at CHNS patterned Paper Challenge this month.

  6. ah..lovely..perfect card for coffee lovers
    with love,

  7. Such a Yummy Coffee card! Thanks for sharing with us at Indian Craft Room, Good Luck!
    Priyanka :)