Sunday, July 22, 2018

Coffee and Rains!

I am back today to share a card made using my favorite theme at The Twisted Challenges,
Tea/Coffee with Rains.
I am a  true blood Pluviophile (someone who loves rains and finds peace of mind and joy during rains) and whenever it rains, I love cuddling up with a book and a hot cup of coffee! I wanted to create the same scene on my card and here's what my finished card looks like!

I have the little girl from MFT stamps (Our Story Stamp) reading a book and sitting with a hot cup of coffee. Images are stamped on Neenah solar white 80lbs and colored with Copics.

To create the window, I used a memory box die, and die cut from both the base and the top panel at the same time. I then sandwiched a transparency between the base and the top panel. Before adhering the window die cut, I use the MFT Brick stencil, and Fired brick ink to create a brick background. Then I added the window die cut on top of the transparency.

Creating the raindrops was the most fun part of this card. I added glossy accents on the transparency, and let them dry overnight.

Look at the beautiful faux raindrops on the window.. I simply love how it came about. I avoided adding a sentiment, because, sometimes I feel a card doesn't need one!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge : To use a die and /or Punch.

MFT Sketch Challenge #394

Sunday, July 1, 2018

The Twisted Challenge #2 - Tea/Coffee and Rains!

Hello everyone and welcome to The Twisted Challenge for the month of July! Everyone is posting about rains on every social media platform and  here in my city, we are still waiting for a decent rainfall! So I decided to make some rain to satisfy my soul!

Our Challenge this month is to make a COFFEE/TEA theme card Plus Rain!
I literally took the red mug and ran with it. I loved the contrast of the dark background and the pop of red mug!

I had been wanting to recreate the rain drops and I had seen a couple of videos and this one seemed so easy! So I tried it..

  • The background was made by smooshing Black Soot distress oxide on my craft mat, spraying it with water and then lifting the ink on watercolor paper. 
  • And created raindrops using the tutorial linked above..used my Zig black and white gel pen to get the effect.
  • Once dried, I flicked drops of water and dried in between layers.
  • Stamped the coffee cup from Stampers Anonymous Freshly Brewed stamp set on Neenah Solar White 80# . Colored with copics and fussy cut it. This is my new favorite fussy cutting scissor..
  • The window panel is the MFT cover up Gift Box Die.
  • Stamped my sentiment from Lil Inkers Coffee stamp on a 4.25x6 card base.
  • Stuck my watercolor panel behind the window die cut.
  • Propped the window and coffee mug on foam tape. 
  • Added glossy accents on the rain drops. (In hind sight, I would not have done it. The glossy accents mixed with the zig ink and kind of smudged it.) 
So there you have it, my inspiration for this month's challenge. We would love for you to join in...
We have a prize for our Top Pick this month from THE CRAFT SHOP!

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