Thursday, July 9, 2009

What's Brewing?

I've been wanting a set of coffee themed stamps for a while, but just haven't found one that appealed to me. This one from Impression Obsession came really close though! I wish it had a couple more images to the set though, maybe a coffee pot, a gift tag, or something like it. I'm a coffee NUT, love it, have to have it!
I tried stamping it onto plain white cardstock, but wasn't liking the results. I'm having some ink pad 'issues' at the moment with an old Burnt Umber Palette pad. I've had it for a loooong time, I use it for almost all of my stamped images, until recently, that is. For some reason, it won't stamp clearly anymore. Parts of the image come out light, others too dark. It's fully reinked, that was the first thing I did when it started acting up, then it was too juicy, so I had to blot some of the ink off. Well, I just don't know what the problem is. Rubber or clear just won't stamp crisp and clean anymore for me. So I'm testing out all sorts of new brown ink pads to use with my colored pencils, or water coloring. I love the Sepia Versafine ink, but the brown is just a tad too light. I'm using Memento at the moment, but I'm not fully satisfied with that ink either, seems to produce some 'fuzzy' lines. I've tried Brilliance brown, Ancient Page, Adirondack, etc. etc. ..sigh... I really loved my Palette Burnt Umber. Maybe I should just get a new one.
Anyhoo--I finally stamped the sentiment and coffee mug onto Kraft paper, and liked that. Little bit of colored pencil to add some color, too.
Now I'm off to brew me some coffee!
Stamps: Impression Obsession
Ink: Memento, Distress
Paper: Papertrey Ink, Me and My Big Ideas, SU!
Accessories: Spellbinders Labels 4, Nestabilities, Grosgrain ribbon, striped taffeta ribbon, PTI button/twine, Stickles, Liquid Glass

2 comments:

  1. stunning! I love the background paper! and the text is just beautiful. I am really in the mood for a cuppa now!

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  2. Hi Katharina,

    if you are looking for more coffee stamps I found one at Hero Arts called Sparkle Clear Coffee (http://www.heroarts.com/products/productInfo.cfm?ItemNo=CL187&subCat=C05)

    CU

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