10 Coffee Card Ideas

We bet you can imagine how busy Ellen is and how much she much LOVES (and needs) coffee! She loves coffee-themed handmade cards too and today we are sharing 10 of her favorite ideas!

Make sure to scroll all the way down to see a adorable video tutorial from Julie Ebersole!

And we are thrilled to have a super cute and caffeinated cardmaking video from Julie Ebersole…

Julie’s making a sophisticated black and white coffee themed card today and sharing one of her favorite ways to give her stamped images a dimensional look without bulking up on layers.  After shading, she adds a thick layer of Glossy Accents to the coffee cup which further enhances the dimension and resembles a porcelain finish.


  • If you have trouble with static cling, be sure to prep your paper surface with anti-static powder; pounce the surface generously, then blow off or use a soft brush to remove excess.
  • Dark hues of Zig Clean Color Brushes are fairly intense; it only takes a few strokes of color in a smallish area to blend out with a waterbrush.
  • Avoid coloring an image completely; lay down strokes of color along the embossing lines, then pull/blend the color out for great results.
  • Pale hues of Zig Clean Color Brushes often do not need to be blended out with a waterbrush.
  • Glossy Accents can “dilute” water-based coloring mediums; try using richer/slightly deeper hues to minimize this.
  • Keep your project flat while Glossy Accents dries to avoid pooling into odd shapes; thick applications can take several hours or longer to dry.


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  • Reply Maureen Reiss November 23, 2019 at 9:45 am

    Great coffee cards!!

  • Reply Amy Tsuruta November 24, 2019 at 5:29 am

    sigh, yes, love them all!
    I’m going to share in the Coffee Loving Papercrafters FB page!

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