Feeling Slothy | Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Today I’m sharing my fourth card for the  Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop. This time is another one layer card – I seem to have done layered cards on odd days, and one layer on even days so far. Maybe I should keep doing that. Well, anyway. I went one layer and CAS for this cute card.

I began by stamping the adorable sloth from Kat Scrappiness’ Stewart The Sloth stamp set with  MFT Black Licorice Hybrid Ink directly onto my white card base. I also stamped it onto scrap paper which I fussy cut out and used to create a mask by adding  Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue to the back. Once the glue has air dried it is tacky and repositionable. I pressed the mask against the back of my hand to remove any excess stickiness, then positioned it over the sloth on the card base. I also masked off a portion of the background with some masking tape.

Next I took Spun Sugar Distress Ink and used a Scrapbook.com stencil brush to lightly apply it across the left hand side of my card. Once I was happy with it I placed the Catherine Pooler Scattered Circles stencil over the top and blended through it again, this time with an ink blending tool for a slightly more intense coverage.

Having completed all the ink blending I removed the masks from the card and began colouring. I used my Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers and chose antique pinks for the cup, and earth browns for the sloth. The sloth’s face is a paler shade, using light golden browns. I also used a very light ice grey to add colour to the steam and also a slight shadow below the sloth. Finally I used a white gel pen to add dots onto the coffee mug.

I returned the card base to my MISTI and restamped the image with Versafine Onyx Black ink, making the lines crisper. I used the same ink to add the sentiment, completing my card.

I really adore this cute little sloth stamp, and I think the pink polka dots just make it all the sweeter! Masking is a fun technique and can be very effective even on simple designs like this. And now I’m going to go and work on tomorrow’s card! Any requests?

If you missed any of my previous cards just follow the links to card one, two, and three. Or you can find all the coffee cards I’ve ever shared here.


Lady Joyful

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Challenges included:

Caffeine Fueled Paper Play – Tea/Coffee

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop – Tea/Coffee

Fusion – Sketch

Less Is More – One Layer Card and Dots

The Cutie Pie Challenge – Pretty In Pink

45 thoughts on “Feeling Slothy | Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

  1. Your sloth is adorable and I love your polka dot border! Fabulous take on the sketch! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Fusion!

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  2. A very accomplished clean and simple card. I love your colouring and shading and the dotty border really sets off the image nicely. Thanks for playing along with our one layer challenge at Less is More.


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