Howdy! More coffee fun with a2z Scrapbooking and the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! This is fairly new to me and I am really enjoying it.
Check out my teammates wonderful cards over at the a2z Scrapbooking Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog hop post. For more inspiration and linking your cards up for prizes check out the details on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog.
I started my card by sizing and printing out two coffee cups from the Hero Arts digital set Caffeine Fix in the a2z Scrapbooking store. I colored them with Copics and a Gelly Roll metallic pen and cut them out. I really like that gold pen. The coffee has to be two different types, one with cream how I drink my coffee and one black.
The background is stamped with white pigment ink on kraft.
The snowflakes were die cut, sprayed and then colored over with the gold pen. You know sometimes it takes doing a few things to have it look right.
The sentiment was die cut also with the same steps as the snowflakes and one additional step of coloring around the edges with a red Copic pen. The reason the red came about is when I sprayed the pieces in my spray box some red paint from a previous spray soaked thru the gold a little and it looked pretty nice. I covered that on top of the letters but thought I would go around the edges with the red pen.
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- Hero Arts Caffeine Fix digital kit
- Hero Arts Snowflake Pattern Bold Print
- Hero Arts Unicorn Pigment ink
- Penny Black A Blizzard dies
- Bo Bunny Christmas Card dies
- Copic pens
- Gelly Roll Metallic pen
This card was made from digging through all my saved stuff.
The background was made using a Memory Box stencil named Pattern Lanthenay and some embossing paste. After it dried I sprayed it with gold Color Shine. Since I have been playing around trying things much more I think I need to write on the back of things about how I did it so I can explain it down the road. Sometimes I don’t remember all the details.
The flowers are embossed using gold powder on a piece of paper I had with some purple on it which is probably Distress ink but I’m not sure. The flower stamp Small Striped Flower (CG256) is by Hero Arts.
Underneath the embossed panel is a dark purple paper which looks black in the photo. I also used that same paper to cut out the sentiment with a Spellbinders die from the Sentiments One (S2-082) set.
These cards were done during the OCC class Sparkle and Shine. They are the technique of foiling. It was fun and I had never done it before.
I do not have a machine for this so the technique I used was double sided adhesive. For the owls I think I used Stick It and for the large Happy Birthday I used Sookwang sheets. I think they both worked pretty well and I like how they turned out. I was pretty pleased also that they came out pretty decent the first time. If you have little spots where the foil isn’t there it is easy to fix.
The owls have rose gold Deco Foil on them and the greeting has the same. The washi tape is from Hobby Lobby I think and I really wish it was rose gold also. This card was so darn hard to photograph and it looks much better in person. I must of taken 10 shots of it. The owls are cut with a Tattered Lace die called Baby Owls. The sentiment is a Simon Says Stamp die.
For the large Happy Birthday I used the rainbow Deco Foil. There is some gold spray splatters on the white paper which is hard to see in the photo. Under the white background panel is a black mat and then the shiny gold mat/base of the card. The sentiment was cut out using an Elizabeth Crafts die Happy Birthday. The gold splatters are most likely Heidi Swapp Color Shine Gold. Fairly simple card design but I really like it.
The son of a friend of mine graduated from college the end of last year. I don’t know him that well but I was proud of him that he did. I unfortunately forgot about it for several months. So now I have a card made that I want to send him. I just need to get his new address. The reason for all the purple is that was the color of his gown.
Background – Tim Holtz Stars stencil. I used 3 different colors of Distress Ink. The bottom row looks kind of black maybe but it is Dusty Concord. After looking at it a bit I couldn’t take all the white so I sprayed with Gold Color Shine by Heidi Swapp.
Sentiment – I had a double layered black die all done but once I sprayed the gold on I decided to change to shiny gold paper. The die is Scripty Congrats by Lawn Fawn. I also was thinking of maybe using a black mat but liked the purple.