WHITE PUFF EMBOSSING POWDER

I totally forgot I had this sitting in the hopper, awaiting a write-up and all . . . And like the last card I shared, it continues on in the neutral color scheme I’ve been taken with of late. Rather classic and timeless, which I really REALLY like!

The skinny stripes were die cut through a white panel and I borrowed that sentiment from Bear Ware 3 because it just seemed the perfect match for the design. After I stapled that to the panel it was all mounted to a kraft base card.

Used my Clean Color Real Brush Markers + my Aquash to watercolor the images (stamped onto watercolor paper).

Yeah, that’s the puff white embossing powder at work again—just looks so cool on top of that deep rich brown coffee! •SWOON•

This card reminds me of a lovely morning coffee I had a short time ago with a friend at one of our local coffee shops, called Sunshine Drip—they served our coffee in real porcelain coffee cups and it was soooo nice to catch up with her (although I’m afraid I probably talked her ear off, LOL!)

Hope you make time for coffee with a friend sooner, rather than later! It’s good for the soul!!!

Cheers!


WITHOUT COFFEE

Black and a natural white + hints of copper . . . I’ve been on a neutral kick lately, not sure why, really—just that I keep gravitating towards it.

Clear embossed the cups and coffee makers/pots from A Breve Note all over black card stock and then filled in any gaps with the coffee beans to make this background—LOVE!!! —it’s such a chic look! This black card stock is quite loverly—a nice rich black and 100# weight.

The copper embossing powder I happened to have for the sentiment and the cup looks so good with that Rose-Gold Washi Tape •heart palps•

To-Go Cup was heat embossed onto watercolor paper and watercolored with Clean Color Real Brush Markers + a Pentel Aquash. By the way, if you haven’t seen it, my favorite way to use these markers is demonstrated in the video on this blog post: Neon Watercolor

The Clean Color Markers come in sets (there’s a nice variety of different sized sets), but you can also get the colors individually from Ellen’s, which I love because then I can easily replace the colors I use the most frequently, without having to buy a whole new set.

I know, I know—another messy thread nest. What can I say? When I like something, I use it until I’m sick of it . . . Even tho it’s been a number of years, I am still not sick of messy thread nests, thank you very much. •hair flip•

Such a clean, simple and satisfying card to make . . . •happy sigh•

Cheers!


LADYBUG COLOR POP

I loved the “highlight” idea in these cards by Therese Calvird and it was one of the first things I wanted to try with the Mondo Gerbera Daisy when it arrived. I love the simplicity!

Although the flower is an open line design, I didn’t want to color it (the whole point of the design is to take a small aspect and highlight it with color) so to soften the starkness of the black and white a bit and add just a smidge of texture, I added a few fine spatters of black acrylic paint.

Then I cheated. •insert shocked eyeballs•

Therese uses a straight edge paper trimmer to cut out a panel in the center; I grabbed my Hero Arts Infinity Rectangle Dies. •sheepish grin• Mounted the outer “frame” to my base card, and then 3D mounted the center panel.

Sweet li’l ladybug was stamped onto a scrap of white card stock and colored in with pencil. After she was popped up on the card front, I gave her a nice coating of Glossy Accents, and Bob’s yer Uncle! •fist pump•

In other news, my “Meet the Maker” page over on the Ellen Hutson website very recently published—you can check it out HERE. •chinkle•

Cheers and hope you have a fab day!