Wednesday, January 15, 2020

{Digital Wednesday} Four Tags, Four Techniques -- Creative Coffee Cup Tags by Maria

Happy Wednesday! Digital Wednesday is back and every 3rd Wednesday in January, February, and March, STAMPgirl Maria will be sharing her creations spotlighting our digital images either by themselves or together with other STAMPlorations products. We'll draw one lucky crafter to win a $15 gift code -- randomly drawn from all comments left on the Digital Wednesday post for the month, as well as from the featured designer's blog.

STAMPgirl Maria created four coffee cup tags using four different techniques.



So. I'm pretty much a newbie to digital stamps. Although I love getting inky with actual stamps, there are some benefits to digi stamps - no smudges, perfect coverage, image resizing, even layering images (though I've yet to give that a try). I used good old Microsoft Word and my Canon ink jet printer and it was easy.

I will have three Digital Wednesday posts for you this quarter. Each post will have four projects. Today I have printed from Bloomdala Coffee Cup to Go four cups in their original size, colored them using different techniques, fussy cut them and turned them into tags. Ready?

First up, I had to "rainbow" a cup ;) Colored with alcohol markers. And topped with a gem.

For my second cup I chose kraft cardstock and colored with Prismacolor pencils.

My third cup nearly ended up in the garbage can. I thought I'd be clever and print on colored cardstock and then just apply some quick color with distress inks...

...not so pretty. Could be a cardstock issue. Could be the ink wasn't completely dry. I think there was some smearing with the water-based inks. It was, as I've heard many cardmakers say, a hot mess.

But I perservered. Added Versamark and holographic embossing powder and voila!

The image is still there. Pretty difficult to capture on camera however!

My last cup is no-line watercolored. I love the result - makes me feel all Debby Hughes-ish.

Please visit my blog for more details about these projects and some tips I learned in the process.

May your coffee be strong and your work week short!


Those coffee cup tags are brimming with creativity! For a chance to win a $15 gift code to the STAMPlorations store, leave a comment here and on Maria's blog by February 8. We'll announce the winner in the December winners post on February 10.

In the meantime, check out our digital store -- we're having a Winter Sale...all digital stamps and printables are 30% off with the code TAKE30. And just for our our blog readers and followers, purchase 4 digital products and get 1 free (up to $5 value). After placing an order, reply to the order receipt or send an email to and indicate the digital product (valued at $5 or less) you'd like for free. You'll receive a separate download link for it.


  1. The coffee cup digital projects are fabulous - as always the Digital team does a great job - TFS

  2. These are all just yummy. :-) THe only digi stamps I ever use are from Stamplorations. They're always already the perfect size and I love that.

  3. gorgeous!
    I'm going to share in the coffee loving papercrafters fb group!

  4. Nice work.
    Favorites are 2 & 3, even though three was a redo - Love the final outcome.

  5. How lovely these
    are and I love
    the rainbow and
    the third one!
    Carla from Utah

  6. Amazing work - I especially love the one with the holographic embossing!

  7. Wow They are all beautiful but I especially love the water color cup (the last one).

  8. What a beautiful cup of coffe! Just love this stamp and Maria coloring is amazing.

  9. I am a newbie to using digital stamps. Love how these turned out.

  10. Wow what fabulous inspiration and well done you on persevering with card number three. Stunning card number three Maria x

  11. Meant to say tags Maria and I think the last one is fabulous with teh way you coloured it x.

  12. I love the four different techniques. Plus, this is a great reminder to check out the digi’s. TFS

  13. These are amazing! I really need to learn more about using digis!

  14. OOoo . . . these are all fabulous!!! Each one is gorgeous all by itself! Love how you did these different techniques with digi images.

  15. wow! These are awesome! The ‘hot mess’ turned out beautifully!

  16. I need to add this set to my digital collection! These are wonderful!