It's finally time for the Coffee Loving Papercrafters Summer blog hop! Since the fabulous Unity Stamp Co is a Super Sponsor for the hop I just knew I needed to join in the fun (and use a Unity stamp of course)!
Since it is the Summer hop, I used some bright colors that remind me of a beachy sunset. Drinking something yummy and coffee related on the beach sounds so good right about now ;)
I started by cutting a tag from watercolor paper and dabbing Distress Paint through this Tim Holtz "Splatter" stencil. Why call them splatters? We all know they're coffee stains!
I sprayed the tag with water and then sprayed it with Dylusions Ink Sprays in yellow and pink, then sprayed even more water on top of that. I let the ink move around and bleed before I dried it with my heat tool.
Ok, this step is easily my favorite. I used a Crafter's Workshop "Chevrons" stencil and spread some Glass Bead Glitter Gel over top with a palette knife. I let the glitter gel dry completely WITHOUT using a heat gun. This ensures you get a clearer result without opaque bubbles from the heat gun. You can even still see the coffee stains through the gel! Love it.
While I waited for the glitter gel to dry I started on my coffee mugs. I white heat embossed this cute image from Unity Stamp Co "In Love with Love" stamp kit. I watercolored the image with only three Distress Ink colors: Frayed Burlap, Tattered Rose, and Fossilized Amber.
I fussy cut the image so I could lay it on my tag however I wanted.
I just had to share these, aren't they cute?! Little wood veneers from Gossomer Blue.
I heat embossed the sentiment (also from the Unity kit) in black and confetti cut the words.
Happy Coffee Lover's Blog Hop Day!!! Make sure to hop along and leave comments... there are THIRTY sponsors this time giving away prizes!