Coffee Greeting Cards
Hello there and welcome Back to my bog! I hope you are doing well. On today's blog I would like to share with you not one but, 3 Coffee Greeting Cards that I have created using My Monthly Hero August cardkit. I don't know about you but Coffee is a must for my morning routine. So, grab a cup of coffee, tea, or any drink of your choice and Let's get started!
Stamp and Dies
To begin with, I started setting the stamp set and the coordinate dies for all 3 cards. Along with the pieces of 80lb Neenah Classic Crest Solar White carstock for the stamping and die cutting.
Then, I used various colors and types of ink pads. The goal was to create different color backgrounds with only 1 background stamp. The colors that I used were Soft Vanilla and Soft Pool both by Hero Arts. Along with Versafine Onyx Black to stamp the sentiments and Extreme Black Ink to stamp the images that I was going to color with Alcohol Markers.
For, the heat embossing I used the Embossing Pad by WOW.
Stamping and Background
I started by stamping all the coffee cups from the stamp set in 2 pieces of white cardstock. Then, I set them aside for a few minutes until the ink dried out.
The background cling stamp that I used for these cards was the Distressed Tile Bold Prints also by hero Arts.
For the coloring, I used Copic Alcohol Markers in cool tones and earth tones.
Embossing Powders and Sequins
For the heat embossing, I used 3 different embossing powders such as Fine Detail Gold by Gina K Designs, White Satin Pearl by Hero Arts and the White Puff Embossing Powder included in the kit.
And, for the embellishment I used Gilded Peach sequins from Little Things By Lucy's Cards.
The first example, as you can see in the picture above, was a Clean and Simple card. I started by stamping on an A2 size white card panel using the background stamp and the Soft Pool ink pad. Then, I did the die cutting by using a die cutting machine. In an A2 size white card panel. The frame die that I used was the one included in this cardkit.
For the layout, I adhered the backed of the the frame background with liquid glue to the stamped background panel. Then, I stamped one of the sentiments from the stamp set with Versafine Onyx Black for an intense impression. Last but not least, I added 2 little puffy red hearts stickers for a pop of color. And, to finish it up I adhered the backed of the panel to a 100lb Neenah Desert Storm card base.
For the second example, I heat embossed the card panel by inked it up the background cling stamp with the embossing pad in a piece of white cardstock and adding the white satin pearl embossing powder.
Then, I colored the coffee mugs with Cool Grays C0, C1, C3.
For the milkly impression inside the mugs I used Earth Tones E00, E30, E34.
After, I had completed the coloring. I heat embossed the whipped topping cream image inside the mugs with the heat embossing pad and the white puff embossing powder included in the kit. In the meantime, I white heat embossed one of the sentiments from the stamp set in a piece of black cardstock. My first thought was to gold heat embossing the sentiment. But, I ended up heat embossing it with white embossing powder instead.
Once, the coloring and heat embossing was done. I started the layering for the card. First, I adhered one of the mugs with liquid glue to the card panel. Second, I adhered the backed of the second mug with foam tape and I added it to the card panel by overlapping one of its sides. Third, I adhered the backed of the sentiment with foam tape and I added it to the card panel overlapping one of its corners with the mug that was adhered with liquid glue creating a little dimension in between the images and sentiment. Last but not least, I adhered the card panel to a black card base. And, to finish it up I added a few sequins around for contrast and shine.
Hang in there! We are getting closer to the end.
For my third and last example, I used an embossing folder by We R Memory Keepers for the card panel. I used a 80lb Neenah Classic Crest Solar White standard size card panel.
Then, I colored the coffee cups with alcohol markers in earth tones E23, E25, E29.
In the meantime, I stamped in a piece of white cardstock one of the sentiments from the stamp set with Versafine Onyx Black. And, for the whipped topping cream I used the embossing pad with the white puff embossing powder. Also, I white heat embossed one of the sentiments inside the cups.
After, all steps were followed I started the layering. First, as the previous card I adhered one of the cups with liquid glue and the second with foam tape for dimension. Second , I adhered the the heat embossed topping on top of the cups. Third, I adhered the card panel to a 110lb Neenah Desert Storm card base. And to finish it up I adhered the backed of the sentiments with foam tape to the card panel.
Woo-Hoo you made it to the end! I decided to add this card from my previous blog post at the end of this post. So, you can see one more example where I used the soft vanilla ink pad for the background.
Your imagination is Your limit.
I hope you get Inspired and give these designs a try! Just keep in mind, that you can create the same designs with any combination of stamp sets, inks and embossing powders.
Thank You, your time is valuable. Don't forget to spread kindness, Today and Always.
All photography provided by Yasmin Diaz
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I am no affiliated or sponsored by any company mentioned here. All products are personally purchased by me. I am creating this blog with the purpose of sharing how I design my cards. The information provided here is based in my own opinion and creativity. I am not an expert and I only share the way that I design my cards. I am sharing the products mention here, Because, I Use and Love them.