Saturday, August 27, 2016

Belated birthday coffee card & tutorial.

Sometimes we need a belated birthday card. This one is cute and funny with a little pun in there.

Sentiment:  Happy birthday a little latte.

This is a mix of stamping, die-cuts and watercolor.

Watercolor coffee background tutorial:
To get the look of coffee as a background, apply distress ink heavily where needed onto watercolor paper.  I used Ranger Tim Holtz walnut stain distress ink pad and applicator.
Use a spray mister and spray water onto the inked paper.
Let dry and trim or die-cut as needed.

I snapped a photo during this process and before trimming.

Link Ups:

Little Red Wagon Challenge ~ #356 Happy Birthday

Stampin' Royalty Challenge ~ SR#343 Birthdays

HLS August Anything Goes with Dies Challenge

Supplies:  Unity One Little Latte, Ranger distress ink, mini mister, Canson watercolor paper, MFT die-namics, MCT tag die, Lil' Inker Designs trim die and twine.

Enjoy your weekend.


  1. Love how you did this background it really looks like spilled coffee!

  2. Such a cute card Gaylynn! Thanks for joining the Happy Birthday challenge at Little Red Wagon this week! Donna (DT)

  3. A lovely card, love the die cuts, thanks for joining us at HLS.

  4. Great card!
    Thank you for sharing with Happy Little Stampers!
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