Greetings! It’s time for the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Hop! I really enjoy these hops, as there are so many amazing projects to see, and lots of incredible sponsors. This time, it’s an Industry Hop, so you only hop along to the fabulous sponsors and you don’t link up projects. A Colorful Life Designs is one of the sponsors, so that makes me very excited! I decided to share a project anyway, showcasing 3 of their stencils on today’s card. To check out the hop, visit the blog post HERE.
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I decided I wanted to use the Joyous Cup stencil for this card, and I knew I wanted the cup to have some sort of “ground” to sit on, instead of it just floating in the air. I looked through my Gel Press prints, and came across one that was made with acrylic paints and the Stylized Four Petals stencil. It was perfect for my ground. I adhered that on top of a piece of pink patterned paper I’ve had in my stash for ages.
Look at the shine on that cup! I laid the stencil on top of the papers, and inked the “steam” with Mermaid Lagoon, Wilted Violet, and Villainous Potion Distress Inks. For the cup, I used a white embossing paste. But once it had dried, I found it wasn’t exciting enough for this card. So, I used some pearly pink embossing powder from Brutus Monroe (no longer available) and layered it on the embossing paste 6 times until I got the thick, ceramic look that I wanted. I think it came out really pretty. My sentiment was made from the Tea Affirmations stencil with Monarch VersaFine Clair Ink.
Combining these stencils together with the patterned paper was fun, and I am happy that I persisted with the cup until I was happy with it. Please be sure to visit A Colorful Life Designs to see the many, many stencils they have to offer. You can use my code, AlFan10 to save 10% off of your regular-priced purchase. Then, show off your creations in the A Colorful Life Designs Fan Group on FB. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!