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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Love You A Latte

Hi Everyone! I hope you are having a good day. I want to share a card I made using one of Sparkle N Sprinkle's new stamp sets called Espresso Yourself 699. I do not drink coffee but I sure do love the smell of it brewing!

I had so much fun making my background using white stencil paste and embossing powders. Here is a short tutorial.

I used very dark brown card stock and taped my stencil over it to hold it down well. ( TIP )

I covered the whole card stock and stencil with white stencil paste.

When the stencil is lifted off it looks like this.

This is the fun part. I sprinkled Sienna Star EP425, Tuscan Star EP426 and Log Cabin EP397  embossing powders over the wet stencil paste. I then heat set the embossing powders with my heat tool. I got this beautiful shimmery and textured background!

I also used Brown Fizz EP381 embossing powder for the "coffee" in the cup and on the saying. Diamond Glaze was used on the coffee cup to make it look like porcelain. You can see some of the shine on the edge of the saucer.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful and blessed day!


Challenges entered:

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday:  Buttons or Bows


Shona Erlenborn said...

Love the gorgeous background and your shiny cup.

Anne Temple said...

Fabulous card and I love that background. Great idea to use heart shaped buttons for the steam too.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A fabulous background you have created here and a lovely card. Thank you for sharing it with us at Top Tip Tuesday this week.
Lorraine DT

Lisa S. said...

Your background looks amazing and I love how you used the heart buttons. Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday. Lisa DT

Virginia Lu said...

Wow, the stenciled background with glitter is AMAZING! Well done! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge!

Donna Ellis said...

Your background definitely is perfect with coffee, April! Thanks for showing how you made it, too. LOVE LOVE LOVE the coloring and shading in your coffee cup image! Delightful card, Miss April. hugs, de

E. Marie said...

Gorgeous card. Love how you created the background and and added the cute heart buttons.

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