Greetings my friends, today I'm sharing a card that's a little out of my comfort zone. No florals, leaves or stamp layering. Part of my homework for this class is to create a monochromatic card, and that was what I had in mind when I started stamping. I'm a coffee lover, and this stamp seems to be speaking to me... "see what you can create with me". I learnt from the class that I should test out my Copic markers onto my cardstocks because they have a tendency to bleed. I did this and thought I could get away with it without using my watercolour cardstock. As you can see, it's only a small image to colour in.

I started to measure my card front in a 5 x 5 cm square, enough for my stamp and sentiment. I stamped the image and sentiment in different shades of brown, so it didn't look too uniform. I then masked the cups and sponged the lightest ink (Sand Dunes) through a stencil. I hand-drew in the gold lines for the squares. As for the cup, I coloured it with my Zig Clean Colour then applied Clear Wink Of Stella on top. I went over the opening of the cup with Glossy Accents for a more realistic look. I also hand-drew in the steam on top to give the latte some life. For the middle square, I heat embossed it and used a different sentiment for it to stand out. I also applied colour to the back of my vellum just how I was taught in class. I adhered the vellum on with Clear Glu Dots; the four enamel dots made my card look even more like a coffee billboard. I used my blending tool to ink the edges of the paper for a distressed look. Lastly, I mounted the card front on to brown cardstock and tied a small bow with gold thread for some shine. 

I chose to colour my cup in a mix of yellow and orange for it to stand out. Although this means that my card would not be absolutely monochromatic, the colours that I chose stayed in the same shade of colours. This technique can go to show how I'm learning to apply multi - colours comfortably.

Altenew Supplies: Crisp Dye Ink (Sand Dunes, Rocky Shores, Mocha), Enamel Dots Rock Collection, Misti, Scatter Stencil, Latte Stamps, Enchanted Gold Thread.
Other Supplies: Blending Tool, Glossy Accents, Bostik Clear Glu Dots, Clear Wink Of Stella, Gold Embossing Powder, Versamark Ink, Anti Static Bag, Heat Tool, Ruler, Foam Tape, Zig Wink Of Stella Gold, Zig Clean Colour (50, 51, 52, 67, 96).

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  1. Beautiful card Theresa! I love the vintage look you created. Really nice work.

  2. Nice to see your vellum panel and the tile effect is great. Thanks for sharing your masculine card with us at the Crafters Cafe, CarolG

  3. This is a stunning card! Love the photography too :)

  4. Wow, it's beautiful, I love your style ! I truly like the warm colours it gives me a warm feeling.

  5. So glad you have shared this with us at 613 Avenue Create.
    Please come back again!
    The best of luck with your entry.
    Jackie, DT member at 613 xx

  6. Congratulations! You were selected as a TOP ROCKER for the week of July 19-24, 2020 at 613 Avenue Create! Thanks for your inspiring submission to our challenge. Please stop by our blog and grab your badge! ~~~The 613 Design Team.

  7. Congratulations! You were selected as a WINNER for Month of July, 2020 at 613 Avenue Create! Thanks for accepting and responding so beautifully to our challenge. Please stop by our blog and grab your badge! ~~~Chana Malkah, Owner

  8. Beautiful! Thank you so much for joining with ust at Daisy Chain Challenges this time and good luck :)

  9. This is such a cool card and very unique too!
    Thank you for entering your work to the AECP assignment gallery.

  10. This is wonderful, I absolutely love this. Thanks for joining our challenge this month at Daisy Chains and happy crafting, Michelle, DT x


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