• Jenni

A Warm Hello

My best friend went to Spain during college and ended up staying there, getting married, and finishing school; but when she told me her and her new husband would be coming back to the US I was super excited! Seeing as it would be his first time experiencing a Michigan winter, I wanted to put together a basket of some warm winter treats to combat the cold.

So I decided on some tea, hot chocolate and a couple snacks to go with it. While at the grocery store, I found two mugs that immediately reminded me of Lawn Fawn’s Love You a Latte and the idea for this card popped into my head.

I started by stamping out almost all the images from the stamp set onto some Canson watercolor paper, with Versafine onyx black ink. I then scribbled some Marvy Uchida Le Plume II brush markers onto an acrylic block and colored the images using a waterbrush. I cut them out with my Scan ‘N Cut and set them aside.

I found some coordinating papers in my stash from Doodlebug and DCWV that matched my coloring pretty well. Usually, I choose my papers first, but I think I was just really excited to get going on this card. Using the Lawn Fawn reveal wheel and reveal wheel square add on dies, I cut out the components of my card from some 110 lb. Recollections white cardstock. The sentiment was the final piece I needed before I could assemble the card. For that, I used the “Hello” die that came with my Cuttlebug die cut machine, and some aqua 65 lb. Recollections cardstock.

I ran my patterned papers through my die cutter with the square add on die and then cut them down to resemble a table and wallpaper. After gluing down the patterned paper to the white cardstock panel, I laid out the images and used the to-go cup with the sleeve to mark the place where the images would change. I cut apart the cup to trace the sleeve and then used an X-acto knife to cut out the shape from the front panel. I colored around the edge of the space with a tuxedo black Memento marker to keep the look cohesive to the rest of the images.

I partially assembled the reveal wheel and traced the shape onto the scalloped wheel several times in order to know where to stamp the images. I used the faces and a few other stamps from the set and stamped them onto the wheel. Once everything was stamped and in place, I glued down the images and sentiment to the front panel and assembled the reveal wheel.

I used another piece of my patterned paper and glued that onto a cardbase which left a ¼” border around the square panel. To finish off the card I added clear Wink of Stella to most of the cups, silver to the spoon, and glossy accents to the glaze on the donut image.

I think it’s the perfect card to go with the fun mugs I found.

Thanks for stopping by!


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