Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Miss Ink Stamps | Caffeine First

Happy Tuesday everyone! It’s time for tea with Twiddler’s Nook over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers today. I had some fun with powdered watercolor and stencils over the weekend. It’s quite addicting. I could easily sit and make bunches of backgrounds at once with this technique.

Obviously, I started today’s card with the background. I took watercolor paper and laid my Miss Ink Stamps Jitters stencil over the top. Then I sprinkled powdered watercolor over the stop and spritzed it with water. I carefully removed the stencil and smooshed another piece of watercolor paper on it for the negative so I have another background the play with later on. I set those aside to dry and stamped out my images which are also from Miss Ink Stamps. They are from Big Mugs and Brewtiful. I colored them with my copics and used the scan-n-cut to cut them out.

Using the Newton’s Nook Framework dies I cut a frame and adhered vellum to the back. I heat embossed my sentiment from Big Mugs on it and lined the back of the frame with foam strips. I popped it up on the watercolor background and moved on to my images. The strip of coffee beans are adhered with liquid glue and the other images are popped up with foam squares.

For finishing touches I added glossy accents to the coffee beans that are popped up and to the gnome’s mug.

I think this is such a fun card and the colors I used represent the college team we root for at home so I know exactly who this card will be going to.

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

Miss Ink Stamps – Do You Want to Build a Snowman?

Hello everyone. Can you believe it’s November already? This wild and crazy year is flying by. Today I’ve got some snowy fun to share with you featuring a few stamp sets from Miss Ink Stamps and a fun winter embellishment from my shop called Snow Queen.

I started today’s card with the background panel. I stamped the Holiday Home image and cut out a mask for it. Then I stamped Pine Forest over the top so I had a layer of trees way back in the background. I removed my mask and colored the image with copic markers. Then I used dye inks and my Trinity Stamps blending brushes to add some color to the sky and the ground.

Then I chose the critters I wanted to use from Snow Buddies, stamped and colored them with copics too. I used my scan-n-cut to cut them out and moved on to assembling my card.

I cut a hill from some white glitter cardstock and glued it to the bottom of my scene panel and slid the whole panel into an acetate sleeve. I wrapped the sides around and used double-sided tape to adhere them down. Then I sprinkled in the Snow Queen embellishment mix and sealed the top up tight. Next, I adhered another snowy mound to the front of the acetate and adhered my critters and snow critter to the top of that. Then I glued the whole thing to a card base and it’s all finished!

This is my first infinity shaker card and it was so much fun to create! I’m definitely hooked and will have to give it another go ’round soon!

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

Miss Ink Stamps – Thanks for Being my Friend

Hello everyone! It’s Amanda from Twiddler’s Nook today with a different, fun technique I’d been wanting to try for a long time. I created a clear front card and decorated it with the blooms from Fall Bouquet

To make my card, I started by stamping and heat embossing the Fall Bouquet image 4 times on Bristol Smooth cardstock. Then I watercolored it with my Zig markers. I used my scan-n-cut to cut them all out and moved on to my card front.

For that piece, I took a transparency pocket and sprinkled gold embossing powder inside, then I ran it through my laminator to melt the powder and seal it up. Then I trimmed it down to 4.25 x 6.5 and scored it at 5.5. I glued the flap to a white panel and then glued another panel to the back of that sandwiching the clear flap between them. I laid out my images and adhered them down in place. I trimmed off the excess and used those pieces to fill in the sides so my card front was nice and full.

Using the images on the front to position my sentiment, I stamped it on the inside where it’s hidden from view. I also love how the gold embossing powder shows through on the inside and hides the adhesive holding the images in place on the front too. 

I think this would be a really fun card to give or receive and can’t wait to try the technique with other embossing powders and images in my stash!

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

Miss Ink Stamps – Life is Nuts!

I’m sure most everyone can relate to the sentiment on today’s card featuring the Miss Ink Stamps set called Oh, Nuts! and a great new stencil called Floral Wave Offset. I just love these squirrels. They’re so cute and this set has so many of them to choose from along with different sized accent images to go with!

I started with an idea in mind so I stamped my images and colored them with copics. Then I used the scan-n-cut to cut everything out. I cut the Trinity Stamps slimline stitched card panels (smallest one) and slimline scalloped card panels (biggest one); both from white cardstock. I took the stitched panel and masked off about 1/3 and inked it up with my blending brushes and dye ink. Then I laid the floral wave offset stencil on top and went over it all again. I moved my mask down and repeated it until I had a strip at the bottom of the panel left to stamp my sentiment. I used the MISTI to do that and popped the panel up with foam tape on the scalloped panel.

Next, I started adhering all my images, creating mini scenes in each colored panel I created. Everything was adhered with liquid glue except the squirrels that were popped up with foam squares.

For finishing touches, I went over the squirrel eyes and noses with black glaze pen and after it was dry went back over top with a white gel pen to add the highlight back in. Then I added white gel pen accents to the squirrels too.

Last of all, I added glossy accents to all of the acorns. I thought this was fun and gave a little extra attention to them throughout the whole design.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project and find some inspiration to create something wonderful.

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

Miss Ink Stamps – Roll With It

Hello again. I’m stopping by today to feature a new, funny stamp scene – Roll With It – that just released in the Miss Ink Stamps shop this last week.

I let the stamp do all the talking with this one and just colored the scene with my copic markers and trimmed it down with my Pink & Main layered rectangles. I framed it up with a slightly larger black rectangle and popped that up on a white card base.

I finished it off by trimming the sentiment into a strip, using a black pen to edge it and help it stand out. This is adhered with liquid glue along with a couple of stray TP rolls that got left behind. 😉

I added glossy accents to the house windows because I love how this looks and some stars in the sky with a white gel pen.

I hope this gave you a little chuckle today. I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Miss Ink Stamps – Boo to You!

Welcome friends! Thanks for stopping by today to see my super adorable Miss Ink Stamps Boo Crew card. This is the first time I’ve done a masked/ink blended background like this and I’m so happy with how it turned out.

To make my card, I started by laying out my stamps on a card base to decide where I wanted everything and make sure it would all fit right. Then I stamped my Boo Crew images and colored them with copics. I used my scan-n-cut to cut them out and moved on to my background panel.

For that, I stamped the graveyard image and did second generation stamping on a full-stick post-it note and cut out the moon and headstone to mask off. Then took a long piece of post-it tape and tore it down the middle to mask off an uneven ground. I used Trinity Stamps blending buddy brushes and some dye inks to ink up my sky. I removed the masks and inked up the dirt next. Then I came back with copics and colored the images like the trees, headstone and pillars on the gate.

When the background was finished I popped my images up with foam squares and put them in place. Then I stamped and heat embossed my sentiment and cut it in to a banner. This was also popped up. I trimmed my panel to 5.5×4 and popped it up on a white card base.

For finishing touches on my card I added a couple strips of washi tape to the bottom and some glossy accents to the pumpkin eyes, treat bags and candy pieces. Last, I took a white gel pen and added some stars to my night sky.

This card was so much fun to create, words don’t really describe it. The excitement and satisfaction from taking off the masking paper and seeing how cool the inking looks and how it all comes together in the end is awesome! If you haven’t tried this style before, you really should.

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

Miss Ink Stamps – Adventure Awaits!

Hey friends! I’m stopping by today to let you know that the new Miss Ink Stamps release is live for purchase and share a card featuring a couple of the new sets available!

When I think of gnomes, I think of them living in the woods, enjoying nature. So I thought it would be fun to combine Coffee Gnomes with Beautiful Destination for my scene. I stamped and colored my gnomes with copics and used the scan-n-cut to cut them out. Then I cut a panel to 3×8 and stamped Beautiful Destination on it and colored the scene with my copics as well. Once the coloring was done, I stamped my sentiment on one of the mountains before mounting everything. Then, I popped the panel up with foam tape on a black panel that measures 8.25 x 3.25. And then popped that up on a white slimline card base.

I added my gnomes with foam squares and moved on to add just a few finishing touches. I decided the coffee mugs needed some shine so I added glossy accents to them and Stickles to the girl’s bows. Then went back and added glossy accents to the flower centers and bunny slipper noses too.

This card was a labor of love and I’m so excited with how it turned out.

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

Miss Ink Stamps – Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice

Hi there! It’s that fabulous time of year again…pumpkin spice everything! Which happens to be exactly what my shirt says today. I love pumpkin everything and this time of year is my absolute favorite! But I digress…

It’s release week for Miss Ink Stamps and we have some super fun sneak peeks for you! Today I’m sharing Pumpkin Spice Latte. This set is so much fun! I had a blast coloring it, especially with these bold, fall-type tones.

I paired the image with the stripes stencil from the basics stencil bundle and a vellum die cut Lawn Fawn stitched circle. I also heat embossed my sentiment on a strip and cut banner ends with my scissors.

I finished things off with some white gel pen accents to the images and glossy accents on some key areas like the coffee beans, decoration on the mug and the gnome’s hat. Then I glued down some Trinity Stamps boiled sugar jelly drop heart embellishments too.

Today is your last chance to comment over on Instagram for a chance to win before the release goes live for purchase tomorrow!

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

Miss Ink Stamps – Trick or Treat

Happy Sunday! I hope your weekend is going well and you’re having a moment to relax and recharge before the new week starts. Today I’m popping in to share a fun Halloween card featuring some fun goodies from Miss Ink Stamps.

I stamped this cute little raccoon from the Boo Crew stamp set, colored him quickly with my copics and cut him out with my scan-n-cut. Then I moved on to the show stopper of the card – the stenciled panel.

For that, I took a piece of orange cardstock and one of the diamond fade stencils. First, I used a medium orange ink and faded it down with the diamonds. Then I shifted the stencil just a bit and used some black glitz gel from Gina K. While that was drying, I cut another orange panel to be 4×5.25 and inked it up with the same orange ink so it would be just a little darker where the stenciled panel met up. Like a shadow from the overlap. Once the stenciled panel was dry, I trimmed it down and glued them together. Then I cut a quarter inch strip of the same cardstock – with no inking so it looks lighter – and glued it on top.

I stamped my sentiment and popped my raccoon in place with foam squares. Then I decided to add a scattering of Nuvo Crystal Drops in gloss black and ripened pumpkin across the top of the design. Last, I added glossy accents to the raccoon’s mask and Stickles to his treat bag.

Backward to my typical order, after this was all dry, I was able to pop the panel up on a card base with foam tape and it’s done. Eeeekkk!!! He’s so cute! I just love him.

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

Miss Ink Stamps – Hip Hippo Hooray

Oh my word, y’all!!! I am over the moon in love with these new cute hippos from Miss Ink Stamps. They are just the cutest and so are all the little extra critters that come with them to set your scenes. I had way too much fun playing with these guys!

I knew I wanted a full scene so I stamped extra of everything from Hippo Hooray and colored them with my copics. Then I used my scan-n-cut and cut everything out. I pulled out the slimline scalloped die from Trinity Stamps and cut a white panel. I masked off outside of the stitching lines and inked up the center for a little muted water scene with distress oxides in tumbled glass and weathered wood. I spritzed the panel with water, and flicked pearl watercolor and weathered wood distress oxide ink as well.

Then I started arranging my images how I wanted them. Once that was decided I stamped my sentiment with VersaFine onyx black ink. The seaweed and rocks are all adhered with liquid glue and the critters are all popped up with foam squares.

Finally, I moved on to finishing touches for the whole design. I added white gel pen accents to various images first. Then, I took some Stickles and added it to random seaweed leaves and fish fins. Finally, I added glossy accents to parts of the hippos and turtle for a little extra shine and interest.

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