OWH Coffee Filter Cards

Hello my friends...

I am so honored to be asked by Operation Write Home to do a tutorial about this wonderful technique. 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
Coffee Filter
Reinkers or Ink pads
Clear embossing powder
Watermark Ink
Spray Adhesive (glue works too)
Spray Water Bottle
Paper Towels

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:

Please feel free to ask any questions. Be sure to leave your email with the comment.

Let's go Shopping:
White & Black card stocks
Coffee Filter
Stamps: Tiger Lily, Trailing Beauty (Penny Black), Simply You (Technique Tuesday)
Inks: Watermark, Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Reinkers Teal Zeal, Rose Bud, Bamboo Leaves, Pear Tart (Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko)
Clear & White Embossing powders (Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko)
Old Paperback Dictionary
Spray Adhesive (3M)
Liquid Pearls: Black (Ranger)
Lava Soap to clean all the ink off your fingers :)

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judkajudi said...

I've never seen this technique before!! Lots of possibilities and very little bulk. Beautiful colors, too. Gorgeous cards.

Unknown said...

So creative! Can't wait to try this technique!

Seongsook Duncan said...

Penny, your technique and cards are so beautiful. I am going to try your technique to bring my creative mojo back. I've been saving coffee filters to make cards with them. Thanks for the tutorial and sharing your beautiful... beautiful cards.

Tammy Scott said...

I love this technique I can't wait to try it it is very beautiful

Lisa Kay--Paper Artist said...

What a great look! Thanks for sharing this technique.