Hey there! Today I’m playing along in the Hero Arts August 2018 My Monthly Hero blog hop, with a card inspired by my favorite caffeinated beverage, using images and dies from the main kit.
CARD DEETS – Faux Coffee & Whipped Cream
This month is full of family coming into town, so I only have one card for you that I whipped up (no pun intended ;)) real quick before leaving for the newest nephews baptism.
I started out by recreating my favorite caffeinated drink (iced mocha), stamping the cup outline (from the kit) in Cup ‘O Joe, and then blending in Antique Linen and Gathered Twigs. I then took a small piece of foam, cut it into a square shape, and then did a bit of the rock ‘n roll ink technique to create the ice cubes in my drink. I heat embossed the cubes with clear embossing powder – I love how realistic this looks!
I don’t usually get whipped cream on my drinks now, but I couldn’t pass up the fun foam technique you’ve probably been seeing on this hop. I die-cut the whipped cream, and then went over with some clear lacquer. I then added White Puff embossing powder and heat set it. So neat! The lacquer pen and embossing powder are both included in this kit, but are also available for purchase separately.
I was thinking about what kind of background I wanted for the cup, when I thought of, you guessed it, Starbucks. The Hero Arts Emerald Green is the perfect shade for this! So I stamped the new Distressed Tile Bold Prints background in Emerald Green, and then blended some more ink for a richer look. I sprayed some white iridescent shimmer spray to finished the background, and die-cut it with a heart die.
The main panel was die-cut with the same heart as the background, and then adhered to the base with dimensional adhesive. I adhered the background die-cut and coffee, and then finished the card off with a sentiment (from the kit) heat embossed in white on black cardstock.
This month’s kit includes:
- 6″ x 8″ Clear Stamp Set
- 1 3.5″ x 4.5″ Window Fancy Die
- 11 Coordinating Frame Cuts Dies
- Crystal Clear Lacquer Pen 0.5 fl. oz.
- White Puff Embossing Powder 0.5 oz.
- 2 5.5″ x 8.5″ Sheets of Coffee & Tea Hand Dyed Decorative Paper
The kit is available for a limited time only – once it’s gone, it’s gone. However, you can subscribe to receive the kit monthly and never miss one!
There’s a lot of great add-ons this month too – I won’t link to each, but HERE’S the whole lot of them. If that’s not your jive, that’s fine! You can buy them separately as well – just check out THIS page.
Hero Arts is giving away one kit as a prize to one blog reader – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. (Hero Arts will reimburse you if you have already bought the kit). Giveaway closes Sunday, August 12th at 11:59pm, and the winner will be announced the following week on the Hero Arts blog.
For a chance to win a kit and lots of cool ideas, follow along with the hop. You should have arrived from Amy Tsuruta, and your next stop is Emily Midgett. If you get lost, you can check the Hero Arts Blog for the full list of links.
Cardstock: Neenah, Bristol, Hero Arts Midnight and Blush layering paper
Stamps: Hero Arts August 2018 My Monthly Hero kit and Distressed Tile Bold Prints
Ink: Hero Arts Red Royal, Emerald Green and Cup ‘O Joe; Tim Holtz Antique Linen and Gathered Twigs; VersaMark
Other: Hero Arts Clear, white and White Puff embossing powder, white iridescent shimmer spray and clear lacquer pen