I have never heard of the National Cocoa Day but it sounds fun, so I wanted to celebrate in style. I love cacao, we used to drink a lot with my husband back in our old days in Cairo on our balcony on winter days. Oh how sweet it was when he made it for me, the best treat ever!
For today’s card I used the same Hero Arts stamp set as yesterday, just I stamped the other cup with Lawn Fawn Merman ink 3 times (using the MISTI of course). I stamped the foamy topper in black ink and gave it a bit of colour with Shinhan alcohol markers. Then I applied a very generous amount of Marvy Snow marker on the foam and heated it up until it puffed. I added some extra where I felt it was not puffy enough and heated it again carefully, not to burn the previous layer.
I chose kraft cardstock for the background, I cut a stitched rectangle and embossed it with a WRMK Next Level embossing folder. I also cut a SSS snowflake from white cardstock. The sentiment is from a Pretty Pink Posh set, white heat embossed on dark red cardstock. I cut two stitched strips of silver glitter paper and glued it above and below the sentiment as a frame. As final embellishment I die cut a heart from the same dark red cardstock, covered it with Spectrum Noir clear shimmer pen and glued it on the cup.
After assembling the card I added some sparkling clear sequins an added glossy accent to the heart and the lid.
I am linking this card up for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and SSS Monday Challenge Let there be snow.
I hope you like my card and will return soon for more inspiration.
Until next time, have an amazing day!
Today I brought you a Christmas card for coffee lovers, which I made for the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.
First I stamped the coffee cup from a Hero Arts set with Lawn Fawn Lobster ink 3 times for a bit darker red image (the MISTI makes it very easy). The lid I stamped with black ink and coloured with Shinhan alcohol markers and die cut them both with the coordinating dies. I cut the cup warmer part from white corrugate cardstock for the texture. I also die cut 2 snowflakes from Simon Says Stamp from silver glitter cardstock, and the Paper Smooches sentiment 3 times from light blue cardstock. I cut a piece of wooden patterned paper to cover an A2 size card front and laid out my images to see the place for the snowflakes I wanted to add an heat emboss in white.
Then I glued everything in place, I used foam tape to adhere the cup itself.
Quite simple card, but perfect for any coffee lovers out there. I hope I will have time to make another one till the 16th Dec, when the blog hop finishes. Fingers crossed 😉
I will link this up to the SSS Wednesday Challenge Ice Inspiration too.
Till the next time, enjoy your day and have a good coffee!
I am back today with a card set which can easily be an early gift for Christmas to someone. I love to colour, but mass producing doesn’t work with me if it is the same image to colour many times. I like variety. That is why I used the same card design, but different images from the Inky Antics stamp set.
First I stamped and coloured my images with Shinhan Alcohol markers, then fussy cut my images. I used some clear shimmer, white gel pen and black glaze pen for some added details, and of course some glossy accent. For the snow fall, I used the Marvy snow marker, which puffs up when heat setting it. Lovely!
Then I made my background panels, using kraft cardstock and a beautiful background stamp from Impression Obsession. I stamped it with Versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder.
When all the elements were done, I did all my die cutting using a double stitched rectangle die from MFT and a bigger one with single stitching from SSS. I used different sentiments (English and Hungarian too) and heat embossed them with silver/gold embossing powder.
A white card base, a dark red mat and some dimensional foam tape I used to assemble the cards. Here they are on by one:
I will upload these cuties to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Chrismtas Gifts and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Ice Inspiration.
I hope you like my cards and will return soon.
Have a wonderful weekend,
Happy Monday to everyone. I cannot believe that it is 5th December already, time is flying so fast. I am always amazed at window scene cards, and I thought I will show you one I have made recently with Newton’s Nook Designs naughty kitty (I just love these images and cannot have enough of them).
First I stamped my image on Bristol Smooth Cardstock and coloured them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. Then I fussy cut it out. I added some clear shimmer with my Spectrum Noir shimmer pen and some glossy accent on the scarf, nose and head band of the snowman. I also used a black glaze pen on the eyes and buttons.
For the background I sponged distress inks on watercolour cardstock and using a Lawn Fawn background die I die cut the starry sky. I backed it with a metallic white cardstock for some extra shine.
Then I took another piece of watercolour cardstock and using a brick stencil I applied some grey distress ink with a stencil brush for a soft blend. Using a stitched rectangle die and a storybook die from Pretty Pink Posh, I die cut my window and backed it with a piece of acetate.
The sentiment is a Lawn Fawn die, cut from metallic red cardstock. I assembled my window scene using foam tape to have more dimension.
I will play along with this card on the SSS Wednesday Challenge Anything goes and Newtons Nook’s Inky Paws Challenge #38: Color Challenge.
I hope you got inspired and will check on my blog later again,
As we are already in December, it is high time to get started with those tags for the presents. Today I will show you a watercoloured one, using Simon Says Stamp products.
I die cut the tag shape from Bristol Smooth cardstock and the topper from metallic lime green cardstock. I stamped my tree image in Versamark ink and heat embossed it with Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder. I also cut a stitched hole reinforce from a metallic cardstock which goes so well with the embossing powder. I coloured the trees with ZIG clean color real brush markers and I used a Spectrum Noir Shimmer pen at the end to smooth the colours and to add some nice festive shimmer.
I decided not to use a sentiment this time, I felt it is better without.
I am uploading these tags on the SSS Monday Challenge Oh Christmas Tree and on the SSS Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes.
I hope you like today’s inspiration and will pop in again soon.