Thursday, May 28, 2020

Throwback Thursday - Dots 'n Beans

Hi there,

this is my second Throwback Thursday Special Feature for the STAMPlorations Blog.
The inspiration for my projects was a tag that I created in April for a Stencil Sunday:

I liked the stenciled background for this coffee-themed tag and I decided to explore more ways of using this stencil and also create coffee-related projects.

  • apply Nuvo Expanding Mousse Worn Linen through the ARTplorations Dots 'n Beans stencil and heat it with a heat tool
  • add color with watered-down Distress Ink Ground Espresso
  • cut out three stitched circles from smooth white cardstock with the die includes in the STAMplorations Coffee Petites set
  • stamp three items from the same set with Memento Espresso Truffle and color them with Delta, Touch Twin Brush and Copic Markers
  • add Nuvo Crystal Glaze to the coffee bean and Nuvo Glitter Accents Snowfall to the donut
  • the sentiment is from the STAMPlorations Just Caffeinate sticker set
  • add a strip of patterned paper from the My Favorite Things Dots & Stripes 6x6 paper pad to the left and the right of the panel before adhering it to a cardbase

  • use a strip of leftover background from the previous project - distress one edge and cut the other with one of the CUTplorations Lacy Edges and Borders dies
  • use the ARTplorations Dots 'n Beans stencil to emboss a piece of torn vellum 
  • distress a piece of kraft cardstock and layer it behind the vellum before adhering it to a cardbase
  • stamp the coffee cup from the STAMPlorations What's brewing set and color it with Derwent Inktense pencils and a damp watercolor brush
  • stamp the sentiment from the same set with Versafine Clair Fallen leaves onto a sentiment strip and adhere it to the card
  • add some splatters to the layered background with Distress Stain Tarnished Brass

  • create a rainbow background on two CUTplorations Manila Tags using Distress Oxide Inks (Picked Raspberry, Carved Pumpkin, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean) and some Blending Brushes
  • use some stickers from the STAMPlorations Coffee Time set
  • dye two pieces of torn seam binding with Distress Ink (Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean) and thread them through the holes of the tags

I hope you got inspired.



  1. Love all the different ways you used the coffee bean stencil. Lovely cards. I was never quite sure if I liked that stencil ... you have made my decision for me ... it's now on my wish list. ;-) I especially love the last card with the vellum; very yummy! The donuts, too. hehe

  2. Awesome tags and cards! I love the images you used and the colors! The coffee beans stencil and the coffee bag image are favorites!

  3. Wonderful shine to the backgrounds. I like the ties on the tags.

  4. Wonderful coffee themed projects with this stencil.

  5. These are all such fun and creative projects!
    I love the dots and beans stencil!

  6. Fabulous projects. Love the ways you used the stencil. The shimmer on the one with the mousse really speaks to me!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  7. The donut looks good enough to eat and I love the silver beans. HUgz


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