Design Team Project

It’s always coffee time – Miss Carrie

Greetings, crafting friends! It’s Miss Carrie, and I’m excited to share a new card making project with you featuring items in the Dusty Attic Shop.  This mixed-media coffee card is such a captivating design that you can recreate with a few of the items in your collection. 

One of my favorite things to do is to create cards, especially when the subject involves coffee. If you’re a fellow coffee enthusiast, you’ll be thrilled to hear about Dusty Attic’s fantastic chipboard designs, such as this Cup of Coffee piece.

In this design, I wanted the coffee image to stand out, so I coated it with blue mist and then layered a black chunky embossing powder over the top. This layering technique allows flecks of blue that come through the powder.

To add more visual interest to the background, I used a combination of ink, paste, and paint. The soft blue effect was created by using the “smooshing” method. This technique involves laying rows of distress oxide ink onto a surface and then pressing the paper into the ink. This results in the creation of multiple layers of color for a unique look.

After the ink had dried, I use the Chicken Wire stencil to add some texture. It’s safe to say that this stencil is among my top picks from the Dusty Attic collection. To add some depth to the card, I used texture paste and randomly layered script throughout, then filled in the spaces with coffee ring images.

I chose a sticker with the phrase “It’s always time for coffee” and decided to incorporate industrial items such as cogs and chains to represent clock components.  The Industrial Mixed Chipboard collection is a blend of frames, cogs, light bulbs, and background pieces that allowed me to incorporate an industrial theme that I just love.

To create the industrial-chic look on the chipboard pieces, I first shaded them with a few layers of acrylic paint. To enhance the industrial vibe, I embellished the cogs with copper and blue embossing powders.

Once all the chipboard pieces were in place, I added some florals and oak leaves to counterbalance the rugged look. These gave it a softer, more natural feel. The coppery centers in the florals complement the copper cogs beautifully.

I hope today’s project inspired you to try something new!

DA Custom Mixed Chipboard Industrial
DA Cup of Coffee 1
DA Chicken Wire Stencil
DA Glass Stains Stencil
DA Creative Script Stencil