Scrap'n Stamp : "Some Like it Hot" Blog hop
Welcome to the Some like it hot blog hop, I have added the whole hop list incase you did not start at the beginning.
I hope you have fun and come play along with us over at our challenge page, the theme is the same as the hop.
Now grab your hot drink of choice and hop along.
I love this theme, as I am a huge coffee lover, PARTLY because I have twins and I need all the energy I can get to keep up, and partly because its in my DNA being Italian lol. Well that's my excuse for my obsession anyway haha. What is your favorite hot beverage, tea, coco, coffee, would love to know.
I started by pulling out all my coffee themed products I had from companies Scrap’N Stamp carried, on top of the new Entwined Hearts die I had ordered from them. I knew that what ever I did I wanted to incorporate that die, this way it could be fitting for Valentines also.
I began with the background, I remembered I had created a really cool looking coffee background with alcohol inks in teakwood and butterscotch. So I decided to recreate, I wasn't sure I would be able to get the same look twice, but thankfully I did get something similar.
To create the background, I began by spritzing the yupo paper with rubbing alcohol, I find this makes the alcohol ink move a lot more, I added the ink and started blowing it around with the straw. I would repeat the process a couple of times until I got a look I was happy with. I also then took an old paint brush and dipped it into the rubbing alcohol and flicked it with my finger, this helped get more texture and bubble onto the background.
From there I stamped out the coffee cup images from the “Thanks a latte” set from Lawn Fawn and colored them in with copic markers. The shades of red I used were Rv89 R 29 AND 27. I have copics but I linked to the Chameleon's as that's whats is carried in the shop.
I cut down some some red cardstock for the base, which measures 4 3/8 x 5½ . I cut down more gold glitter cardstock to 5 3/8 x 3 7/8 as well as Black cardstock layer to 5 x 3¾
One I finished the colouring it was time to do the die cutting. I started by die cutting the cups and then went on to do multiple layers of the Entwind Hearts in both heavy weight black cardstock and gold glitter cardstock and finally I die cut the sentiment banner also from Mft. For the entwined hearts die I did use stick it for this as i knew it would be a bit of a pain to add adhesive to it.
As I was die cutting the Entwinded Hearts I was lucky that all the pieces stayed inside for the gold panel, so I decided to make that work for me, I layered the black version on top and under neath the gold. I turned the die cut over and taped all the little hearts in place so they wouldn't move or fallout.
It was time to put the card together.
I layered the gold, black and alcohol ink panel together and then onto the base, everything was attached flat with strong adhesive. To add the hearts die cute-, I turned it over and cut some foam tape to fit in to the heart spaces, this added awesome hight to the card. I also foam taped the coffee cups up as well, I wanted the hearts to kind of look like the steam coming up from the coffee. I stamped and embossed the sentiment onto the black banner. and added it to the card.
For finishing touches I added some sparkling clear sequins.
I also finished off the inside with the same layers I used for the front of the card, gold glitter, black and then some white cardstock for writing on. I am so happy with the way this card turned out. Sometimes the ideas don't always work but when they do its pretty awesome.
I hope you found some inspiration in my project.
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Have a wonderful weekend