MEET ME AT THE CAFE
Recently I shared a card made with the Hero Arts kit from August this year, that is all about coffee. The kit comes with lots of coordinating dies, one being a large panel for die cutting a cafe scene. I think it’s a lovely scene – I’d invite a friend to meet me at the cafe this die creates!
COFFEE FOR TWO
I used the same sentiment again, because – well, coffee IS always a good idea! I love to meet my friends for coffee; it’s wonderful to sit and chat, catching up with each other while sipping a favourite beverage.
CARD FRONT DETAILS
Of course you’ll need the Big Shot or other die cutting machine to die cut this panel. I used it to cut the panel from Whisper White cardstock. You could use a dark colour for just a silhouette image, but I wanted to do some colouring.
Once the panel is cut, pull out your favourite colouring tools; I used my Stampin’ Up! Blender Pens. For the awning, railings and brackets, used Smoky Slate. For the tables and planter, use Highland Heather. Colour the cups and edge of the sign with Pool Party. For these colours, I achieved the shadows just by going over the areas where I wanted shadows several times with the Light Blends Markers, instead of using the Dark Blends. For the chairs, table legs and plants, use both the Light and Dark in the Crumb Cake and Old Olive. For the coffee steam, I picked up a bit of Distress Tea Dye ink with an Aqua Painter, and lightly applied it to the cardstock. I wanted to keep it light, and not a solid image.
Stamp the foam image from the stamp set in the kit in Soft Suede ink onto the sign.
After colouring, attach the panel to another panel of Whisper White cardstock, using either Stampin’ Dimensionals, foam squares or foam tape. Use a Sponge Dauber or blending tool to sponge Balmy Blue ink onto the edges of the panels. Finally, attach the panels to a cardstock base of Balmy Blue.
Finish off the card front by stamping the sentiment, also in the August kit, in Versafine Clair Nocturne ink. This ink gives you a nice, crisp outline for the letters.
I really like how this turned out; I’m looking forward to playing with this large die again! Wouldn’t it be fun to add a photo of you and your BFF having coffee, behind the opening? I think that would be a fun gift to send a friend!
MONTHLY KITS MAKE CREATING EASY!
Hero Arts has a My Monthly Hero kit subscription that you can join. You can sign up for either 1, 3 or 6 months, and your kits are delivered to your door. When you look at everything you get, it’s a great price! I’ve included the links below for you, if you’re interested. They also always have fun add-ons that you can get; they can be used either separately, or with your kit. While this August Kit is sold out, you can still purchase most of the add-ons!
To order the Stampin’ Up! supplies I used, please click on the blue highlighted product names. For the other supplies, I’ve included affiliate links below.
Thanks for spending some time with me today! I hope that my card has inspired you to get creating – or maybe call a friend, to say ‘meet me at the cafe’!