Caffeinated Love

I finally took the advice of my crafty friend and fellow StampNation Dream Team member, Laurel, and got some Bristol Smooth card stock recently to use with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens. I heard several people rave over the past few months about what a difference it would make, but I really couldn’t believe the paper could make that big of a difference. Boy, was I ever wrong!

Since purchasing the Bristol Smooth paper recently, I have completely fallen in love with my Zig pens all over again. You may have figured that out already given how much I’ve been using them for The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge. LOL I hope you aren’t too sick of them yet, because I’m back again today with another card I created using them.

Mel's Card Corner | Caffeinated Love

The stamp set I used for today’s card is Love to Go from Unity Stamp Co. As you may know, I’m a major coffee fiend, so I absolutely love this coffee cup series designed for Unity by Angie Blom. They’re deeply etched red rubber cling-mount stamps, so they stamp beautifully!

I started by stamping the cup image and sentiment on a piece of Bristol Smooth card stock using Intense Black ink from Simon Says Stamp. I then colored the image using the Zig pens using a water brush as needed to fade out the ink a bit. Here are the colors I used:

  • Lid – 090 Gray and 019 Light Gray
  • Cup – 025 Pink and 026 Light Pink
  • Sleeve – 065 Mid Brown and 072 Beige
  • Big Heart – 024 Wine Red and 022 Carmine Red and clear Sparkle pen (Spectrum Noir)
  • Tiny Hearts – 026 Light Pink

Mel's Card Corner | Caffeinated Love

I trimmed the Bristol panel down to 2.75 x 4″. I used Melon Mambo card stock from Stampin’ Up!® to cut a mat using the second largest die from the Scalloped Stitched Nested Rectangles from Gina Marie Designs. I adhered the Bristol panel to the Melon Mambo mat using some tape runner. I created an A2 top-folding card base from Crumb Cake card stock. To give the card base a bit of texture, I repeat stamped images from the Delicate Details Sale-a-Bration stamp set from Stampin’ Up using Crumb Cake ink for a tone-on-tone look. I then mounted the focal panel using some foam tape and that finished my card.

Until next time …

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