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Stacked lattes WEB1

 

Coffee cards have been on my brain lately.  I may just have to keep making coffee cards until I get them all worked out of my system…

 

Stacked lattes WEB2

 

TIPS:

  • I used a ceramic mixing palette to dilute my Gansai Tambi–I love the brush tip of my Pentel Aquash, but sometimes using it alone makes it hard to get less concentrated color so I just loaded the tip with color, smeared it around in one of the palette wells (petals), and then squeezed the reservoir of the water-brush to add more water a little at a time to the colors I was working with.  Note:  A ceramic palette isn’t “necessary”; you could use a plastic one.  I’ve just always wanted one like this so I treated myself to it on my birthday.  :)
  • I prepped the surface of my black card stock with an anti-static pouch; this helps reduce stray embossing powder from sticking to unwanted areas due to any oils or moisture on the surface or static electricity.
  • After embossing the sentiment, I buffed away the residual anti-static powder with a Swiffer cloth to restore the rich black color of the paper.
  • I only needed to ink up the outer edges of the background stamp before stamping onto the base card, since the center would be concealed by the top layer.  The scratch paper on top kept my fingers clean.
  • I’m glad I hang onto any and all scraps of Real Wood Sheets–they’re perfect for making my own wood veneer embellishments on the fly with my dies! *fist pump*

 

 

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Thanks for poppin’ in! :)

1Julie

 

 

7 Comments
  1. Oh, I can’t wait till Saturday in Tukwilla, what FUN! LOVE making your cards!

  2. L-O-V-E this card. So creative….you make it look so easy. You are such a master! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Absolutely love that little touch of design peeking out from the card base. Can you design a PP with just B/W papers – more white than black, tiny graphic designs, illustrated looks… Just sayin’ ;)

  4. Love, love, love the set simplicity of this great card! And what a good idea using a border die to fancy-up your sentiment strip. Now, I gotta be honest with ya….I miss the chatter and giggles on this video. I even turned the music off in protest! Great job, as always.

  5. Love the coffee card!

  6. Yep. That just about covers my coffee consumption for a day! LOve this card! and why wasn’t that set in my order? Next time!
    =]

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