Miss Ink – Java Joe’s

Hello everyone! I’ve got a couple of super fun slimline cards featuring the Miss Ink set called Java Joe’s and the fabulous Trinity Stamps slimline dies.

This first card had been floating around in my head since I bought this set. I just had to put ink to paper and make it happen. I love how it turned out soooo much!!!

To make it, I die cut 2 white slimline panels from the Trinity Stamps Stitched Panel and Windows set. I ink blended 2/3 of one with pumice stone and gathered twigs distress oxide. Then I used the slimline scenic borders to cut it. Then I inked the rest of that panel up with twisted citron and mowed lawn distress oxides and cut the top with the same scenic border die. For the second panel I inked the top up with tumbled glass and stormy sky distress oxides. Then I spritzed the panels with water and blotted them dry. I adhered all of these panels together and mounted them on a card base.

I stamped and colored my Java Joe’s images with copics; then used my scan-n-cut to cut them all out. I arranged everything how I wanted it and added foam squares to them all and stuck them in place. At this point I carefully stamped and head embossed my sentiment with black embossing powder next to Java Joe.

For my next card, I originally planned it to be a regular A2 size card but something hit me when I was laying it out that it might look cool as a more simple slimline. I’m still baffled at how awesome this turned out! I used the new Trinity Stamps slimline wonky stitched wilderness die for this one. Don’t you love that extra texture?

I had my images already colored and cut out from the round of coloring I did for the first card so I immediately set to figuring out my general layout. I grabbed my distress inks for this one – walnut stain, tea dye and antique linen. Starting from the bottom right corner and working my way lighter I blended them together. Then I pulled a fun Bo Bunny set out called Distress Textures which has a coffee cup ring stain and some splatters in it. I love using this for backgrounds on all kinds of cards. I stamped it in 3 different brown inks – darker to lighter following the shade of the distress inks.

Then I popped up my images and used a dark brown ink to stamp my sentiment on the left side of the card.

I almost forgot to mention that for both of the sandwich boards I head embossed white hearts on them for a bit of a chalkboard look. I love this little detail.

I hope you enjoyed today’s fun cards!

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

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