How to make a Coffee Themed ATC

How to make a Coffee Themed ATC using stamps and Inks from Brutus Monroe. Stampendous stamps, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, Tim Holtz Distressed Inks, and recycle a Starbucks Coffee wrap.

How to make a Coffee Themed ATC

The challenge is from Maremi’s Creative Cafe on Facebook. It is a private group, but if you follow Marta then you should be able to get into the group.

Marta decided that for 2017 she would have a very easy going challenge. #52cafecards was created. Each week or so she would give us a prompt and we could work on these when we wanted or not. We could do all 52 or only one.

How to make a Coffee Themed ATC

The whole idea was to give us ideas to create ATC’s and then share what we made with the group.

Supplies used in How to make a Coffee Themed ATC:
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven
Brutus Monroe Surface inks: Rouge, Aubergine, Sea
Brutus Monroe Cup Of Thanks Stamp set
Tim Holtz Distressed Ink – Frayed Burlap
Stampendous Let’s Get Together Stamp set – discontinued
White 3mm Round Gemstone Embellishment Stickers – Hobby Lobby
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Tattered Leather – On Amazon
2oz Plastic Spray Bottles with Fine Mist Sprayer (3pk)
Aleenes Tacky Glue – On Amazon
Ranger 15-Inch-by-18-Inch Inkssentials Craft Sheet
Strathmore Watercolor Paper Pad 11″X15″-12 Sheets
Uchida 22500 CUL Marvy Embossing Heat Tool
Misti Stamp Tool Bundle Original Misti and Wipe Off Mouse Pad
Stamp Blocks – 3PK
Fiskars 5 Inch RazorEdge Micro-Tip Easy Action Shears
Fine Point Steel Tweezer, 5-Inch, Silver

Using up bits from left over projects made this card easy for me to make.

Here is a video on How to make a Coffee Themed ATC:

Come join the Creative Cafe, there are a lot of talented friendly people in the group. All are welcome.

I hope you enjoyed seeing the card and How to make a Coffee Themed ATC.

How to make a Coffee Themed ATC

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Prompt 1 Art 52 Cafe Cards

Sharing Prompt 1 Art 52 Cafe Cards #52cafecards from the Maremi’s Creative Cafe. The idea is to create ATC’s every week of the year. Marta has started a couple of weeks late, but she has given us prompts and a place to post our work.

Prompt 1 Art 52 Cafe Cards

The first prompt is Art. For my first project I decided to use:

Calico Collage Digital Image from Romantic Lovers
Tim Holtz stamp – Artist
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists – Vintage Pink and Sapphire
Scrap of a die cut
Tim Holtz disress ink Brushed Corduroy
Brutus Monroe Detail ink – Raven
Paper Studios – flat back pearls
Black and white cardstock
Jute bow
White Craft glue

Prompt 1 Art 52 Cafe Cards was a fun project to make. Getting back into making ATC’s is something I’ve been wanting to do for a while and having this challenge is the perfect way for me to do so.

Prompt 1 Art 52 Cafe Cards

Used lots of layers on this card. The finished card is thick and sturdy. When I use lots of layers like this I love how the card feels in my hand. It has substance and feels like a piece of art, not just a stack of papers.

Using glimmer mists over the image gives a soft shimmer and the couple glows. It’s difficult to see in photos, but in person it is beautiful.

Here is a video of the process.

Wonder why I paired the word Artist with the Romantic Couple? Well just look at how they are kissing. Don’t you think someone is an Artist at romance?

Prompt 1 Art 52 Cafe Cards

I hope you enjoyed seeing Prompt 1 Art 52 Cafe Cards. Join Maremi’s Creative Cafe and join in the fun! You may join at anytime and catch up on the weeks that have past. There isn’t a deadline. The idea is just to create art.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today. Share your take on this by using the tag #52cafecards. Would love to see what you are making.

Bubble Background & Embossing ATC

Sharing a Bubble Background & Embossing ATC (Artist Trading Card) from the Maremi’s Creative Cafe #52cafecards Challenge. I joined the Creative Cafe just over a month ago and have loved very minute I’ve been in the Facebook group. There are so many talented people in this group. Go and join now, you won’t be disappointed.

Marta has begun a challenge. #52CafeCards. A weekly challenge where a word prompt is given based on the alphabet that we are allowed to interpret into an Artist Trading Card.

Since this weeks prompt is Bubbles I decided to try a technique I saw on the internet a while back. Fill a bowl with water and dish soap. Blow bubbles and then spritz with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. Rake your paper, or in this case the ATC through the bubbles to pick up the color. Simple enough.

Items used for Bubble Background & Embossing ATC:
Diamonds Stamp set
Sterling Embossing Powder
Embossing Ink
Detail Ink Raven
Aubergine Chalk Ink
Tattered Angles Glimmer Mist, Party Pink, Pop Rocks, Turquoise Blue
White card stock
Purple card stock cut to 2.5 in. x 3.5 in.
Pink tread
white glue
Heat tool
teaspoon of liquid dish soap
Long Straw – I used a bendy straw so that I knew which end to put in the water vs my mouth.

Here is a video of how I made the ATC.

My suggestions, Use a large bowl and use one teaspoon or more of liquid dish soap. Blow lots of bubbles. Heck if you have a kid, have them blow the bubbles for you. lol The more bubbles the better. When the spray hits the bubbles they tend to pop. So the more layers of bubbles you have the better.

Fun technique. I’ll try this again. I may even hook up a small air pump from a fish tank to make the bubbles for me! Wish I would have thought of that before my video! lol

Hope this gave you another great idea of how to make a fun ATC. Using Bubble Background & Embossing ATC sure looks good to me!

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