Thursday, March 20, 2008

Mocha, Java, Latte, Ya Ya

Okay, so I can't sing and don't know the words but that's what I think of when I look at these cards.
These cards are for another swap I'm in. I'm just a swappin fool lately! Well not really, this is only the second swap I've ever participated in on splitcoast and if you read my blog you would have seen the cupcake cards I made for the first swap. These are for the coffee/tea swap and aren't due until April 5th, but I wanted to get them done and shipped, so there going out today.
The background Creamy Carmel card stock is embossed with my Cuttlebug, the saying is stamped in Chocolate Chip and then after stamping the heart in Rose Red, I stamped off onto scrap paper twice then stamped over the saying. I used the large SU oval to then punch out the saying and the designer label punch as a mat and added two brads.
The coffee cup was stamped once and then again on a separate piece card stock so that I could heat emboss the cup (see photo below) and pop it up. I was going to do a scratch and sniff but didn't have all the supplies to do it, but I thought that doing the clear embossing gave the card added dimension. I didn't have a craft ink pad which is what you would normally use for heat emboss, so I improvised, if you have a Versa Mark pad you can make this work. I first stamped the coffee cup in Versa Mark then into my Chocolate Chip dye ink pad then onto my card stock, dust with clear embossing powder and heat, its that easy.

Hope the splitcoast ladies like them!




7 comments:

Amber Porter said...

super cute card!! Love the colors you used!

Dawn Easton said...

Fab card! Love the embossed coffee cup!!

Tina said...

Lynn, these are just great. I love the color choices and the embossing adds so much.

Deb said...

I'm sure they will love them, the CB bg is perfect for this and the colors are so pretty! Have you ever tried the scented embossing powders from Gelatins, they smell soooooo good!! I don't have a coffee set, so I just take them down and smell them once in a while. Ooooh but I do have cherry on top which would be good for a cupcake, thanks for reminding me of them in a round about way!! Love these!!!

Kelly said...

Love these!!

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Lynn! This coffee card is divine! I sooooo love the way you pull your colors together!

Tammy said...

As the hostess of the swap... I am honored to get this card! I just found and subscribed to your blog. It's awesome honey!