This stamp set is the perfect one for me. I LOVE coffee and and LOVE friends. Put the two together and they truly are the perfect blend! Here i used black stazon ink on water color paper before i painted it with the aqua painter. Pulling a little early espresso from the lid of the ink pad i shaded just a tad around the left side and top of the cup. Cut it out. Stamped again on dsp, cut out for my band around the cup and finish it off with a little linen thread bow!