First I tried coffee splatters by actually tossing some coffee from my cup onto this card. I also dipped a cup into the coffee and tried to stamp coffee cup rings. None of this worked. The card absorbed the liquid and left no stains--perhaps because, to begin with, the card was a toothy dark kraft stock.
So I resorted to stamping with Archival "coffee" ink (perfect color choice, of course!). I used a glue jar for the rings and then a Crafty Individuals ink splats stamp, literally to make splatters. I used the "roll" technique, rather than putting the stamp on a block which gives an uneven effect to the stamped image--perfect for a "blotch". I also used the "kiss" technique, meaning I stamped twice without re-inking, which creates two different intensities of color. Finally, you'll also notice a few finger smudges in a lighter color, as if I tried to "mop up" the spill. That would be the sum of my inking technique for an inky background.
STAMPlorations Eat Drink Be Merry stamp set: sentiment and coffee cup
Stampin' Up early expresso ink for the stamps
Stampin' Up very vanilla and early expresso card stock (what can I say, I'm on a roll with the theme)
1-3/8" circle punch
1-3/4" scallop punch
Wilton red doily for a pop of color (I love red with kraft)--I kept with the "circle" theme but added a punched heart that was a reject from another project--it was the perfect little touch of "Valentine".
Challenges I'm Entering:
STAMPlorations January Ink and Stamp challenge
By completing this challenge, I'm in the running for the frequent player prize, as I now have entered all three challenges offered in January. Plus I was able to put a couple entries in the never ending Anything Goes challenge.
Hiding in My Craft Room: Challenge #184 Any Holiday
Entering these two challenges because I'm working on my coffee splatter technique AND with my new STAMPlorations Eat Drink Be Merry stamp set.
Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday: New product/technique
Crafty Gals Corner: Challenge #4 Try Something New until Feb 3