I used plain card stock the first time I tried it but used too much coffee and was not happy with the result. But I did make an ATC with it just to try it out. My first ATC, they say they become addicting so who knows.
The cup is a Michael Strong stamp which I embossed en coloured in with distress ink.
Next is an ATC for which a used watercolour paper as the background. Again I used coffee, just a little, spritzed it and let it dry. Very important to let it air dry to remove any extra coffee after. This time I did a bit of a theme and called it my Spring series. Will have to show the rest later.
I used Perfect Pearls on the butterflies to give the card some 'bling'. The Spring text was cut out with my Ecraft en the cattails stamp is from Our Daily Bread and the birds from De Stempelwinkel.
And now for my card. Again watercolour paper background with the coffee. Stamped flowers with Antique Linen distress ink. A ribbon and a saying and this all mounted on a chocolate coloured background card.
|close up of the coffee 'stain' and the background stamping.|
Hope you enjoyed this coffee technique. It was a challenge from Kicostamps - http://kicostamps.blogspot.nl/