Tutorial: Coffee Filter Cards
Happy Tuesday everyone – what a treat – our dear friend Penny will share this tutorial with us today using coffee filters to make some really gorgeous backgrounds! I’ve never seen anything quite like this and I can’t wait to give it a try myself.
Here is one of Penny’s beautiful creations:
Penny’s original post can be seen here at Penny Ward Ink. You may remember her from the fantastic Window Card Tutorial a few months ago. Please stop by and leave her some love for sharing this neat technique with us… we will call it,
The Coffee Filter Card
Hello my friends…
I am so honored to be on the Operation Write Home blog today with a tutorial. How about a unique background that adds no bulk to your cards? Do you have a coffee filter handy?
Let’s get started….
You are going to need:
White card stock
Reinkers or Ink pads
Clear embossing powder
Spray Adhesive (glue works too)
Spray Water Bottle
You will definitely want to use a craft sheet on your work surface for this technique.
Stamp onto the coffee filter using Watermark ink and heat emboss with Clear powder.
Put a couple of drops of ink on your craft sheet, spritz with water, then lay coffee filter over ink.
(Do this with each color as desired) Let dry or use heat gun.
NOTE: I achieved more vibrant colors with the reinkers, but using an ink pad works also.
Cut white card stock to desired size (a coffee filter will cover an A2 card) and use spray adhesive.
Lay coffee filter on top and smooth any wrinkles. Trim.
Now finish card as desired.
Below, I have made a second card with a little variation in that I glued a dictionary page to the card stock, then attached the coffee filter on top…now the printing shows through:
The clear embossing and some pink ink…
Closeup of how the news print shows through.
Wow! Aren’t those so much fun? I love Penny’s bright cheerful colors and I am sure that there are many variations that can be done using different colors or different stamps! When you’re feeling brave, give this tutorial a try and share your cards with us here!