Hey, glad you came by today. I’m working on card challenges today, and it’s so much fun. Some challenges give you themes, or colors, or a card sketch. And sometimes you can combine challenges, like I’m doing today.
The Fusion Challenge gives 2 options to choose from, and you can pick either, or both. I love that soft pink in the tulips, so that’s my color scheme.
Freshly Made Sketches gives you a simple template, called a card sketch, as a starting point.
And for the Spring Coffee Lovers Bloghop, found over at Coffee Loving Cardmakers, all you need is a coffee theme. I can do that!
Here’s my finished card. I masked the stripes with Post-It tape, and used a Mini Ink Blending Tool to apply Picked Raspberry Distress Ink across the front of my card base. A piece of graph paper behind my card base helped me keep the lines straight. I heat embossed a sentiment from Sugar Pea Designs over the stripes in white.
The coffee cup is also from Sugar Pea Designs, and I heat embossed the cup and whipped cream in white. I stamped the straw in Picked Raspberry, and heat embossed in clear. I added more Distress Ink over the cup with the Mini Ink Blending Tool, spritzed it with water, and blotted it off with a paper towel. Then I added more ink over top and sprayed it again. An uneven coating of clear embossing powder on the cup gave the look of condensation. A Light Gray Zig Clean Color Real Brush pen and a Clear Wink of Stella shimmer pen added dimension to the whipped cream, and I popped up everything with foam tape on my card base.
And that’s my card for today. Have you ever combined card challenges? Let me know in the comments, and I’ll be back with another tutorial next week. See you then!