Caffeinated Changito☕

Hello there friends! Really hope that you have enjoyed your long Memorial weekend! The weather finally turned warm and once it turned warm, it REALLY turned warm and humid over my way! So we were able to plant some flowers in our garden pots outside and enjoy some cookout time too!

I noticed that the “Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop” had started up this weekend and I thought it would be a great opportunity to pull out some old stamps and have some fun with it while making a maculine card for the up-coming Father’s Day holiday too:

Does anyone remember these cute little “Changito” stamps back in the day?! I have used the Changito Coffee stamp (only found this one online) and the sentiment to go with it too! I actually bought these wood mounted rubber stamps years ago at a convention I had went to and have kept them hoarded like my other old stamps. LOL!

I stamped the image on Copic blending card and then again on some blue gingham background paper for paper piecing his PJs in! For the sentiment, I heat embossed it over my background with some appropriately named “Coffee” EP which has a metallic copper with some brown speckling in it…very cool. the store is no longer active that it came from.

For the background of this card, I had some fun playing with my Oxide Distress Inks in Vintage Photo, Broken China, Scattered Straw and touches of Espresso. I sprayed and dried layers as I went. I even took the bottom of a jar I had laying on my table to ink up some Espresso ink to make the “ring” marks over the background. I also took some more of that “Coffee” EP and sprinkled some over the background for even more distressing.

I wrapped some twine around it and attached it to an A2 sized white card base that I sponged around the edges with some Vintage Photo ink.

Here you can see a better look at the image and how I’ve got him colored up with Copic markers. You can barely see the gingham pattern in his paper pieced PJs, but I thought it was cute! I also took a black Copic liner and drew lettering on the coffee cups. I added just a hint of sparkle over the coffee inside the cups with a Spectrum Noir glitter brush pen. I also took a black gel pen to dot his eyeballs, the buttons on his PJs as well as dot the bunny slipper eyes. I think that little detail really makes his pop more with a bit of character.

The image was cut out with a stitched circle die and then I also cut out an additional circle to mat behind him, which I took a VersaMark ink pad and then used the “Coffee” EP to heat set along the edges of it so it has the same look and texture as the background and sentiment. This was attached over the background with twine.

Lastly, I’ve taken some brown colored sequins from my stash and attached them to the background and filled the centers with some Nuvo Honey Gold Glitter Drops.

Hope you’ve enjoyed my masculine and quirky card for today! Thanks so much for dropping in and I’ll be seeing you again soon!!😉

Challenges:

  1. Spring/Summer 2020 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop – Coffee/Tea/Cocoa Related Project

2. Addicted to Stamps and More – #391 Anything Goes

3. Cute Card Thursday – #635 Critters

4. Creative Knockouts – #351 Embossing Delight (wet or dry)

5. QKR Stampede – #399 Anything Goes

6. Simon Says Stamp Monday – “Going Around in Circles”

7. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies – PIP2021 Anything Goes

8. Die Cut Divas – Make it a Beverage + die cut/embossing folder

30 thoughts on “Caffeinated Changito☕

  1. Gotta love the bunny slippers!! How fun. Gorgeous background, Vicki, need to play with my Oxides more! Super fun card for Father’s Day to go with his first cup of coffee!! Love the colors you chose too.

    Hugs
    Sue

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  2. Every day is a two cup day at my house, Vicki! What a sensational design with this cute monkey and his coffee cups! Perfect for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

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  3. This is so cute!!! Love these old stamps, and yes, I remember them well!!! Some days I think I really NEED two cups, because I’m forever setting one down, and forgetting where I left it! Don’t laugh – you’ll be old as dirt one day!!! Hugs!

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  4. I LOVE your oxide background Vicki, love the colour combo and very clever coffee rings and your cute image with his bunny slippers..2 cup day?..I’m in trouble when I reach my 6 cup a day anything under that is normal..lol..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  5. I remember these stamps! I have a couple myself … and now I want to find mine. And I LOVE everything about your background!! I got distress ink refills on the way (I don’t have the oxides – not sure what the difference is just yet) so I can continue blending cool backgrounds like this – and the “cup mark” is brilliant! I really like the embossed outer circle technique and tried that a while back and love the look. Again, great background!

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  6. This is so cute! I think anyone who has been stamping for a while remembers Changito. 🙂 He looks so great here with your amazing background! Thanks for linking up with us at Addicted to Stamps and More!

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  7. I do remember those stamps but never bought any. This one is super cute and perfect for the challenge. I absolutely LOVE how you created the background with all the gold and beautiful sparkle and shimmer! A great masculine make with an added chuckle to be enjoyed 🙂

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  8. What a smile inducingly delightful card – and stamping blast from the not-too-distant-just-yet past care of that line from Stampendous. Awesome take on this coffee themed blog hop challenge. I’m reading this post at 5:30 am feel perked up just by looking at your adorable java inspired make.

    Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life

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  9. Super fun card & I love all the interesting detail!
    Thanks for playing along at QKR this week & sharing your talent!
    Good Luck
    Hugs
    Dawn x

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  10. Every day is a 2 cup day for me – but for some reason I don’t remember these Changito images, but he is absolutely darling and his p.j.s are too cute. One in each hand – I usually just have 1 in hand. Love all the elements you did in the background and love the espresso embossing powder. Great job ear friend. Love to see you enjoying what you do

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  11. I don’t remember seeing Changito stamps before but if I had, I would have been ‘hoarding’ them, too. This one is adorable and perfect for any coffee lover. However, any normal day in my life is a 2 cup day. lol Fabulous card and great colors, my friend!

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  12. Funny card! I like the underscoring with the powder and the effects of the background. A great job Vicki!

    Have a nice day, take care. ☺

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