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Coffee Survival Juice

Hello! I hope everyone is having a really great week so far! My name is Marie (@marneymakesart) over on Instagram and today I am so honored and happy to be here today as a guest designer for Evelin T Designs! The card I am sharing features the incredibly adorable digital stamp image called “Coffee (n.) Survival Juice” ! Evelin’s designs are so adorable, whimsical, positive , and uplifting! I can’t say enough good things! I decided to create an encouragement card that would be perfect for that one over-worked friend you want to treat to coffee! This adorable little Barista has come to save the day with coffee and sweet treats!! 

Printing Out images on super low opacity

Firstly, I turned the opacity down low before I printed out the digital images on 110 lb card-stock paper. This mimics no line coloring ink. The image is printed out in a light grey tone so that it will blend with the color mediums you choose to use. In this case, I use Polychromos Colored Pencils by Faber Castell to color the images. I printed out more than one of the same image so I could practice and choose which color combination I liked best. Once I was done coloring, I worked on my card base. I choose a dark brown color to mimic the color of coffee and with a scalloped rectangle die, I cut out my base.

using distress ink and stencil

For my background, I really wanted to keep it simple so the little Barista could be the focus. So, I used a brick background stencil and some White distress ink. Afterwards, I cut out a white frame to give the card a simple white border. I also used some vintage photo distress ink to add a coffee like tint to the sides of my border. Then the fun part was just positioning and playing around with my image. I used a speech bubble die and a “hang in there” sentiment of encouragement. I also used letter dies to create “it’s Coffee Time!!” Sentiment! I love how letter dies look like you have done some embossing!

Lastly, I finished off my cards with some charming star accents of white and gold to compliment the word “Coffee”. I am so beyond happy with how my card turned out and I can’t wait to mail this to a friend or loved one that needs a little pick me up! It’s so easy to be inspired to create cards when you have such adorable images!!!

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I would like to thank you for stopping by and thank you Evelin for the opportunity to share and be a part of such a wonderful community of inspirational and talented creators! Have an amazing day!!!