For my first stamp set, I decided to go with something I know and love - coffee and books! I'm an avid participator in the quarterly Coffee Lover's Blog Hop (which is coming up again September 25 - October 2. We actually have two coffee-themed stamp sets we're releasing: Literary Caffeine-ations designed by yours truly, and Sketchy Coffee Cups by Shery. If you love coffee, you're going to want to play with these sets!
Aren't they beautiful?! Ok, I'm probably a little biased and over-the-moon, but I'm SOOOO thrilled to release this.
My card for today uses both sets and is super funky with lots of texture and splattery goodness!
I started out with a background that I made using some Distress Inks and the double-dipping technique. Then I added some splatters using Black Soot Distress Spray Stains.
Then I used some bits and bobs I've collected, including a fabulous doily from my friend, Lizzy Hill. (thanks, Lizzy!) I used my Faber Castell Pitt Artist pen to do some doodling around the outer edges and on a hexagonal cutout.
I stamped one of the mugs and colored it with Spectrum Noir Markers GB2, GB4, GB5, GB7).
This card is going to play along in Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes challenge, Virginia's View - Geometric Challenge, Unruly PaperArts Reader Art Quest challenge, and House of Cards - Stitch it up - Use real or faux stitching.
I'll have even more cards from this set to share later, but for now guess who is helping me with the big release?! THEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE Amy Tsurata, who's name is now silmultaneously connected with all things coffee and stamping.
We're giving away BOTH sets of these stamps!
Leave me a comment, go visit the STAMPlorations blog, and go visit Amy for a chance to win!