Monday, June 20, 2016

Love You Latte!



I am a coffee drinker and I love to have a cup first thing in the morning.  Even in the summer!  My little kindergartners always tell me I smell like coffee and I seem to get a lot of coffee gift cards from them.  I carry my mug around a lot, but I think it is more of a comfort thing than that I actually drink that much coffee.  I actually used left over coffee to stamp on today’s card, along with stamps from Just For Fun.



I started with layers of blue, cream, white, and brown.  Then I used my cup and dipped it in coffee and stamped some rings across the layers.  Some of it ran a bit which added some puddle marks.  I let this dry and stamped the sentiment, A Latte, in red.  I heat embossed the coffee beans from the Coffee Unmounted Sheet, cut them out, and layered them on the card.  The picture makes them look different colors but it must just be the angle.



The main image is Latte' Love, which was heat embossed.  I lightly water colored this, but actually painted the brown sections with coffee and added a few coffee splatters.  I stamped the heart from the image a second time, embossing with red, cut it out and layered it on top.  To create the foam, I used Dimensional Glue and Twinkling Clouds Sparkle N Soft flocking.  Looks almost good enough to drink.



This card is also being entered in the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.
Just For Fun has a great assortment of coffee themed images and sayings, so I am sure I will be sharing more cards with this theme. 


E. Marie

29 comments:

Donna Ellis said...

It's a wonderful card, Marie! Love the blog post, and the idea of the coffee rings in your creation. Delightful design. As much as you love coffee, I'm just the opposite! Hate the smell. But then I found out later, that caffein gives me headaches, so maybe it was my body's way of protecting me. Still, if it meant enjoying this card, I'm sure I could gulp some down to see the beauty! Hope you are soon home safely. hugs, de

Kim Heggins said...

Gorgeous cup of coffee...so beautiful.

Beverley said...

Lovely to read a little about you and how you created your card. Simply beautiful design, love the embossed elements, they help define the colours and images beautifully. Hugs Bev (Uniko) x

Ceal said...

Very pretty!

tricia hulehan said...

Very creative, Marie. It's one of my favorite themes and beverage!

Sue Reynolds said...

love the textures in your card...awesome

Rebecca Yahrling said...

First, leftover coffee??? Really?! lol I hate leaving leftover coffee, but maybe now I'll try this technique. 2nd, the foam is just incredible and yes, looks good enough to drink. Yummy card!

StampingbugKerry said...

What a great image! Love the blues and the heart in the foam. So pretty! It's always awesome using the REAL thing when making coffee cards! :)

Lisa said...

Awesome! I forgot about coloring with coffee!!! I have to try that sometime... love this card and love all of the mediums you used...

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OH this is so adorable

vinita jain said...

Such a great creation with all textures and mediums!

Gail said...

This is so beautiful - love the texture - and very eye appealing!

Sylvia said...

Very pretty card, Marie, love the softness of your card! Happy hopping and enjoy your summer!

Ann said...

Super cute latte art. Love it.

DIANA L. said...

Beautiful card such a sweet design I love it.
Thank you for your inspiration!!. Have a blessed day
DIANA L.

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Migdalia said...

A beautiful card!!

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Beautiful card!

~amy~ said...

oh Wow! This is lovely...awesome details and texture!

Michele Henderson said...

Beautiful card, Marie! I just LOVE that pretty pink heart in your mug!

Karen B. said...

Beautiful textures on your card.

E. Marie said...

Barely left over coffee. Just the last sip. The sacrifices we make for our art.

Bad Kitty said...

great card!
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Verna Angerhofer said...

So clever of you to use real coffee in your card design. I just love this arrangement of elements and the colors are so soft and pretty!

Helen F. said...

Oh so pretty!!

Hetty said...

Very very beautiful.That cup looks so real!

Suchi said...

Very colorful!! :)
Suchi xx

Tonya said...

Great card! And I'm sure it smelled heavenly while you created it. :-)

Helen Gullett said...

Oh this is so lovely! I love your cup!

Akshma Aksh said...

Lovely textures.