Today I’m so excited to share a fun background technique with you! My desk is a graveyard of coffee and water cups. By happy accident I noticed a cup ring on a sheet of cardstock. I thought that it would be so cute to use this on a card background with our Perfect Blend Stamp Set!!
This technique is simple and fun! The best part is that the look is intended to be messy . . . so you really can’t make a mistake.
You’ll need rubbing alcohol, a coffee cup, a paper plate, Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Ink Refill, an Aqua Painter, the Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad, and a Stamping Sponge.
I stamped a background image on my cardstock using Crumb Cake ink. In this sample I used the Dictionary Background Stamp.
This technique really is the “perfect blend” for this card! Take a closer look.
After creating this card, I wanted to make a couple more samples using the same technique. I loved the look and had so much fun creating that I got carried away! Here are four more cards for you to see.
I hope I’ve inspired you to find the creative in everything . . . even that little coffee cup stain! Thank you for reading—and have a creative day!
Krista Frattin 2014–2015 Artisan Design Team
Perfect Blend Stamp Set (item # 131392)
Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Ink Refill (item #115663)
Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad (item # 126975)
Aqua Painter (item # 103954)
Stamping Sponges (item # 101610)
Dictionary Background Stamp (item # 130351)
Omg krista I love it, you rock!
LOVE all of your cute cards made with this fun technique! I would never have thought to use it for other cards that don't include a coffee theme! Genius!
Really cute accident.
This is way cool, Now I know just what to do with my cardstock that I ruined with my morning cup of joe...genius.
This is wonderful, Krista! Thanks for the inspiration!
neat idea Krista !
You are so crafty, this is very neat!
This is fantastic! I can't wait to try it out. :D