Give it some Heart, Cards in Envy Challenge

So as promised I created some fun Valentine cards using the Honey Bee Stamp Coffee cup die, I have to be honest I am  a bit obsessed with this die and well l honest, coffee as too.  All the products I used for these cards are linked below.


As I was playing around with my distress inks on another card, I had the idea come to me to use this backgrounds to make a full card and what better then a fun  coffee card base.

I started off with a big piece of Bristol card stock, enough to create two coffee cup cards.  I pulled out both distress inks and oxides for this technique.

The distress oxide colors I used were picked raspberry, abandon coral , candied apple , seedless preserve. The only distress ink i used was wilted violet as i wanted that intense purple.

The first color I started with was picked raspberry, I  smooshed it on to my craft mat and spritzed it with water.

I pulled out my acrylic block and dipped it into the ink and went to the card stock just randomly smooshing it in different places.

I did this process over and over with each color, in between each color I dried the ink with my heat tool so I wouldn't get a muddy color. 

Once I was happy with the color smooshing, I decided to splatter the backgrounds with the wilted violet ink as well as the finetech deep black paint. I also spritzed it with the hero arts glitter spray.  

Once the ink smooshed panels were dry I die cut them using the Honey Bee stamps coffee cup card die, I ran it through twice.

While I was at it I die cut the coffee cup lids from heavy weight white card stock, the java jacket from 40lb vellum and inside liners of the card. 

Unfortunately I do not have a picture of the next step.

From there I ran one of the coffee up through my machine again this time using a heart embossing folder, this added some much needed texture to the coffee cup.

I then took black soot distress ink and went over it to bring out those hearts.

 The second cup I decided I would emboss with the falling heart stencil and some purple glitter paste, but I did not actually have any so I made some of my own using Tonic purple glitter, so white glitter from Martha Stewart and my ranger texture  paste

As the card bases were drying I took to making the inside of the cards. 

I stamped the inside liner of the card using a sentiment from the Penguin love stamps set from  Gerda Steiner Designs.

I took the left over pieces of the smooshed card stock and die cut using the liner die and added those to the inside, before I adhered them inside i added black soot to the edges. 


I added the main sentiment to the java jacket. I die cut the love sentiment from Doll pink cardstock using the Lawn Fawn Love die.

I die cut a mini coffee cup out of  white cardstock,doll pink , purple and a little scrap of Kraft.

I inlayed the arms in each of the coffee cups, one set with doll pink and the other with white and then colored the heart in with a marker. I pulled out some

embellishments from the Cream and Sugar odds and ends pack, from Doodlebug .

The sentiments were cut apart from the matching paper pack . I simply layered all the elements on to the vellum java jacket some flat and some popped up with foam tape.


Thank you so much for taking time to check out my creation for the Give it some heart card challenge over at Cards in Envy blog.

Please head on over and play along with us.  I hope you enjoyed and found some inspiration. 








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