Friday, March 24, 2017

Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Hi there,

it's time for the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and I have two projects that I would like to show you.

My first project is an Artist Trading Card:

  • in one of my previous posts I explained how I created the background for several ATCs
  • choose two of them and stamp the STAMPlorations Framed Coffee for Two with Archival Ink (Black Soot)
  • cut out the image
  • stamp some circles from the STAMPlorations Art Marks set with Memento Luxe (Teal Zeal) and some stars with Archival Ink (Black Soot) onto some Tissue Paper
  • glue the tissue paper onto the image and cover the whole image with matte gel medium
  • color the image with PITT Artist Pens and use your fingers to blend the colors
  • use the second ATC as a background
  • apply Memento Luxe (Teal Zeal) through the ARTplorations Swirly Blooms stencil and ink up the edges of the background with that same ink
  • wrap some natural twine around the background and adhere the focal panel on top with double-sided foam tape

My second creation is a Greeting Card:

  • cut out a Tattered Lace Torn Edge Rectangle from watercolor paper
  • stamp the beautiful STAMPlorations A Cup of Roses off the left side with Versafine (Onyx Black) - I used my MISTI to stamp the image several times in order to get a crisp impression on the textured watercolor paper
  • color the image and the background with Faber-Castell Albrecht Dürer watercolor pencils and a damp watercolor brush
  • add grey splatters with watered-down grey watercolor pencil
  • mount the panel onto a grey cardbase
  • cut the CUTplorations Hugs word die from that same grey cardstock twice and glue the two layers on top of each other
  • add Wink of Stella Clear Glitter to sentiment

I hope you got inspired.

Enjoy the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.



  1. Love how rich and full these cards are! Great designs!

  2. Wonderful designs on both projects! love the stamps you used!

  3. Gorgeous designs! Love the details in the ATC!

  4. Both of them are fabulous!!! Love the distressed look!!!

  5. Love the grunge look to the ATC.
    The roses are beautiful.
    thanks for sharing.

  6. This is FABULOUS!! I'm a coffee lover, too. Thanks for sharing your talents.

    For another fun challenge, you're welcome to join us at Word Art Wednesday (our sponsor is Simon Says Stamp). We'd love to have you.

    Karen Letchworth

  7. These are great! I love that gorgeous cup o' flowers!!

  8. Absolutely gorgeous makes Tanja! Love the ATC! xx

  9. Love all the inky goodness of your ATC and lovely roses card.

  10. Your ATC is chock full of goodness...your card is beautiful.

  11. Both of your designs are so gorgeous!

  12. Like all the little details to take in on your ATC looks great

  13. Love the textures on ATC and pretty card!

  14. I LOVE the layout and coloring you did on your first card -- seriously awesome!

  15. Your artist trading card is wonderful and so is the other coffee card!

  16. Love the grungo look on the top card, Tanja! More my style.
    The second is beautifully colored.

  17. Such beautiful cards. So much depth and texture.

  18. Great cards... now I'm wishing I had bought that cup with the flowers... next time... on the list! Beautiful designs!

  19. Beautiful card.. Love the fussy cutting!

  20. Oh, love those purple flowers!!!!

  21. GORGEOUS mixed media cards, Tanja. LOVE the design too!

  22. Great colors and texture on the ATC and beautiful rose card.

  23. Wow - both cards are phenomenal - you have crazy coloring skills, Tanja!

  24. Wow! Both your cards are really gorgeous!!!!

  25. Wonderful cards. I love the "grungy" look of the first one. TFS ~

  26. stunning Karte Tanja
    1st one could be as manly card
    the second one so feminin for Frauen
    great post
    I would be soooo happy if you like to visiting my Blog back I made 3 coffee card :)
    hugs und schoene Gruesse aus Munich

  27. Love that the 1st card would be perfect for a guy...and the texture from twine adds a great touch.


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