Fall / Beverage ATC Cards

What fun ATC cards to make for a swap group I’m in. Believe it or not these cards started out as plan white Canson mixed media paper. 

Being that the theme for this swap round was fall / beverage I went with my favorite year-round drink and some fall leaves. 

To kick it up a notch and really bring coffee into these cards I soaked my mixed media paper in bold roasted coffee and added some of the spent grounds on top as they soaked to added some texture. Each page soaked for various time frames. When drying each page on a cookie sheet I sprinkled some more grounds on top of the wet paper. Once the sheets were completely dry, I took a damp paper towel and wiped of the coffee ground. Next I ran the sheets through a laminator to help flatten them out. Not only did I get some great coloring from this technique, I also got a scented card base. 

Next to step was to create my backgrounds for the ATC cards by using various colors of Distressed oxide inks and stamping some fall leaves from two different Unity SMAK kits. Once the bases were dry, I cut them down to ATC card sizes (2.5×3.5”). Next I distressed the edges with some brown distress oxide ink.

While the background sheets were drying, I stamped out my coffee cups (also from one of the SMAK kits) and water colored them with Ken Oliver’s color burst. Using a scan n cut I cut out the cups. 

Using various coffee sentiment stamps from Rubbernecker Stamps I added a sentiment to each card. 

Thank you for stopping by my blog today. 

Products used

Canson Mix Media Paper

Bold roasted coffee & grounds

Distress Oxide Inks

Unity SMAK Kits

Rubbernecker Sentiments

Tombow Mono glue to adhere my elements to the card base

Black Versaclair ink

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