SENDING YOU A LATTE LOVE
Well, we made it! I hope that you had a good Christmas day, and that you’re now relaxing and enjoying Boxing Day! Or are you one of those people who are up & out early in the morning, to see what’s on sale? I am just not a big fan of raging crowds, so I avoid those kinds of sales. Instead, I’m sitting here enjoying a caramel macchiato that my dear hubby just brought me, writing this post, and sending you a latte love! 🙂
I created this card again using the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kit from August of this year. This time, I thought I’d show you how it can be used for another occasion, such as Valentine’s (which will be here sooner than we know), or a birthday.
Nothing says ‘love’ like a special coffee!
CARD FRONT DETAILS
Starting with a panel of SU! Whisper White cardstock,place an oval mask over the panel, holding it in place with my favourite Purple Tape. This tape is great because it’s a temporary hold, and doesn’t cause any damage to your cardstock when you remove it. Stamp the coffee mug image in SU! Pool Party ink in the middle of the oval. Use the matching die from the Hero Arts kit to die cut the mug from a piece of copy paper, and place it over the image with temporary adhesive.
Use your favourite blending tool (I used the Life Changing Blender Brushes from Picket Fence Studios) with Picked Raspberry Distress Ink, and sponge the masked oval area, and around the mug.
Next, remove the mask from over the mug and the oval. Use a Blender Pen with a combination of the Tea Dye Distress ink and SU! Soft Suede ink to colour in the latte. Once you’re finished colouring, stamp the whipped topping on the top. Go over the topping area with the Hero Arts Clear Lacquer Pen, and then cover it with the Hero Arts White Puff Embossing Powder. Use a Heat Tool to set & activate the powder – you’ll notice that the heat also affects the Lacquer – it and the embossing powder will make a crackling sound, and it will puff and crack. The finished effect looks very much like real whipped cream! Here’s a close up look, in the photo below.
LAYER IT UP
Attach your finished panel to a panel retired SU! coffee designer paper, with either Foam Squares or Tape, or Stampin’ Dimensionals. Add these panels to another panel of SU! Melon Mambo cardstock, and then a card base of SU! Soft Suede cardstock, again with dimensional squares or tape.
Stamp the sentiment, also from the Hero Arts August kit, in Tea Dye Distress ink onto a strip of white cardstock. Use your scissors to cut banner tails on one end, plus a slightly longer strip of Melon Mambo cardstock. Layer these together underneath the coffee mug panel.
Finish off your card by adding some fun sequins from the Pretty Pink Posh ‘Spring Mix’ of sequins.
To order the Stampin’ Up! supplies I used, please click on the blue highlighted product names. For the non- SU! products, please click on the product images below.