It had been a while since I had made something just for the fun of it. So, I gathered all of my favorite mixed media items and enjoyed the process of creating. I decided to combine two of my favorite things – coffee and flowers – in a card design that turned out amazing!
I particularly adore Dusty Attic’s chipboard pieces, which added the perfect finishing touch. This mixed-media coffee card is such a captivating design that you can recreate with a few of the items in your chipboard collection.
If you love coffee as much as I do, then you’ll enjoy creating this card. Dusty Attic has a fantastic selection of chipboard designs, including this stunning Cup of Coffee piece.
To make the coffee image pop, I used a blue mist coating, followed by a black chunky embossing powder layering technique. This created a unique effect, with specks of blue shining through the powder.
To add more visual interest to the background, I used a combination of ink, paste, and paint. The soft blue effect was created by using the “smooshing” method. This technique involves laying rows of distress oxide ink onto a surface and then pressing the paper into the ink. This results in the creation of multiple layers of color for a unique look.
After the ink had dried, I use the Chicken Wire stencil to add some texture. It’s safe to say that this stencil is among my top picks from the Dusty Attic collection. To add some depth to the card, I used texture paste and randomly layered script throughout, then filled in the spaces with coffee ring images.
I chose a sticker with the phrase “It’s always time for coffee” and decided to incorporate industrial items such as cogs and chains to represent clock components. The Industrial Mixed Chipboard collection is a blend of frames, cogs, light bulbs, and background pieces that allowed me to incorporate an industrial theme that I just love.
To create the industrial-chic look on the chipboard pieces, I first shaded them with a few layers of acrylic paint. To enhance the industrial vibe, I embellished the cogs with copper and blue embossing powders.
Once all the chipboard pieces were in place, I added some florals and oak leaves to counterbalance the rugged look. These gave it a softer, more natural feel. The coppery centers in the florals complement the copper cogs beautifully.
I decided not to record a tutorial video for this project because I wanted to enjoy the process without any added stress or pressure. Sometimes, you just need to create for the sake of creating.
I hope this inspired you to try something new. If you have any questions about this project or the supplies listed above, feel free to leave me a comment.
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