I have a rare masculine card to share today. It is all too easy for me to concentrate on making cards that appeal to me – lots of florals basically LOL. However, I do need some variety in my card stash, and so I set out to use the versatile Altenew Coffee Love set to create this masculine card, or equally a card simply for a lover of nice coffee. I’ve linked all supplies at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used.
On Arches cold pressed watercolour card, I stamped the coffee pot repeatedly in Versafine Onyx Black ink to create a pattern. I then loosely watercoloured the pots and also the area around them. For the background, I choose deep, rich coffee colours – Quinacridone Gold, Hematite Burnt Scarlet Genuine and Lunar Black and let them mix and blend together to give the look of ground coffee. To complete the distressed look, I splattered the panel liberally with a solution of Perfect Pearls.
I stamped a sentiment from the Coffee Love set in black ink on a Nested Circle of Ivory card and punched a small hole which I threaded through with an unusual safety pin I upcycled. I added the panel to an Ivory card base, wrapped twine around and then added the sentiment circle with foam adhesive. For a finishing touch, I added a trio of Nuvo crystal droplets in Sugared Almond and Dark Walnut.
You can find links to the supplies I’ve used below; click on the picture or shop icon to get taken directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. You can read my affiliate and product disclosure here. I genuinely appreciate your support.
Summary of the project which gives all the views of the card in one photo :D I’d love if you pinned and called by on Pinterest :D
WOW… WOW… WOW…
This card is so totally AWESOME!
Oh my, my, my… What a fabulous card! I LOVE the twine and pin. The sentiment is perfect for me, too. And you now have me hooked on Perfect Pearls, lol! Just pinned it.
Love the card Debby, the background is stunning and those pots remind of days long ago. Thanks for this gorgeous card.
Very cool card!!
This is a gorgeous card for anyone!
Love the dramatic effect of your background. Gorgeous card!
I love this masculine card. I love the awesome background color and the look to the coffee pots and your coloring.