Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Third Cups!

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I've noticed, just this very moment, that my cards haven't been very Spring-y!  It could be because I haven't any signs of Spring yet, besides my tulips that have started to peek - that nasty four lettered word is in our weather forecast ... enough about that!

I have started to follow a very talented, sweet, and enthusiastic card-maker - really a true artist:  TaeEun of Rainbow in November.  TaeEun made this card, which was the second sign that I really needed to get my hands on some alcohol inks!  Now I didn't have exactly the products she had, but decided to give it a try just the same. 

For the Spring Coffee Lovers, my Third Cup:


Okay.  This will be my example of what NOT to do with a wonderful little water-color paper called Yupo:  it does NOT stand up to heat embossing - it would be best to use the glossy cardstock that TaeEun used.  

I've managed to salvage my little Perfect Blend cup, which I stamped with VersaMark and white heat-embossed, by cutting it out and using plenty of foam adhesive.  I've used Hazelnut alcohol ink for my coffee - he hee! - and Pool for my china cup and saucer =]  Wish you could see this ink in action, friends.  It is magical!


Thank you TaeEun for all the wonderful, inspiring, gorgeous cards on your blog!

Thanks to amy T. for giving us this time to create, and drink coffee with friends!

=]  Michele 

 

41 comments:

Lisa said...

Yeah... I don't like my motives questioned either... :) Great card! Love the fresh look of it!

Joyce said...

Love the bold and vivid colors on this beauty. Very fun.

TK said...

Gorgeously bright, and brilliant!

Hetty said...

Beautiful!!! Great bright colors.

TaeEun said...

Wow!!! Your coffee looks so yummy! Thank you for mentioning my card, Michele! Your CAS design is always a delight!

Tracey McNeely said...

Michele this is fantastic! I think you need to teach me the ways of alcohol inks--;)

Marlena M. said...

I love these colors too!!! Such a great, crisp card!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

What a very fun card and sentiment!

Dawn E said...

Cute cup!

Ceal said...

great card, fun colors

Karen B. said...

Oh my word is this just amazing. Your colors are so vibrant and clean! Love it.

Ann said...

So pretty and love the pool color.

Shelly said...

OH.MY.WORD. Absolutely, stunning!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so fun! I love it!

Sue Reynolds said...

cool card...love the color combination.

lostinpaper said...

Stunning colour combo and colouring Michele!

Kim Heggins said...

Michele...this is one fabulous card and I love your wonderful sentiment, so much fun.

Brenda said...

Wow, I love the colors of this one Michele! Your coffee cup and coffee look fabulous. I love how the "coffee" looks like coffee with cream added before stirring. Just looks so real to me! Love the sentiment too. Hugs, Brenda

Cat Craig said...

Great color effect Michele!

Bunny said...

Great sentiment. Lovely colors.

Lisa said...

Look at you breaking out the bold bright colors gain!! You go girl. That sentiment is a hoot!!

~amy~ said...

oh my...I adore this...big time.

Helen F. said...

Oh how fun is this card?! Love the bright colors too

Michele Henderson said...

I love the fun color combinations in your card! So cheerful!
Take care!
Michele

Petra Swart said...

Oh, my, this is so fun, my friend!!!!! I love your blue china cup and that coffee looks extra creamy and somewhat chocolaty, too!!!! Maybe I should try adding some chocolate to coffee - now that might end up in a great drink ...hmmmm I think I should try it!!!! Love the vibrant lime and the fun twine!!!! Such a great third cup!!!
Have a great day, Michele!!!!
Hugz

TracyM #6773 said...

WOW wow WOW
WONDERFUL card Michele!!!
LOVE your AMAZING design, FABULOUS colours and FUN sentiment, LOVE IT ALL!!!

Celeste Goff said...

What a fabulous card and that sentiment is beyond perfect!

Susi K. said...

What amazing results you ended up with on this card, Michele. Your "first try" should not be your last as you definitely created CAS magic with the alcohol inks :-)

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Not agree!!! Very springy and fresh! Love the idea, trying to look in my coffee cup right now and wondering how you got such a realistic look, Michele!!!

Sharron said...

Amazing effect with the alcohol inks! The colors are so vibrant and gorgeous. Love your color combo!

Sylvia said...

Such a cool card, Michele...I feel your pain as I have had to cut out something for salvage more than once! Now I love to stamp on something else and cut it out instead of ruining a whole card piece trying something out! This turned out fabulous! Happy Wednesday and Happy Hopping!

Bobby said...

Alcohol inks? You're really branching out, Michele. You'll have to show me these when we get together. I'll bring the glossy card stock.

D.Ann C said...

Love that hazelnut look! I haven't had much success with alcohol inks on paper like this. Some day I must sit down and watch some tutorials!

Barb Ghig said...

I love how you always work with what you have, and with AMAZING results! This is such a fabulous card, Michele! Your watercoloring is awesome and I LOVE how you created your coffee...Stunning card!!!
I'm a huge fan of TaeEun, as well...she is a true artist!

Bad Kitty said...

wonderful card!
Bad Kitty's Craftroom
>^.^<
Fiki

Mary-Anne V said...

Great graphic looking card.

Suchi said...

Oh my! This is absolutely stunning card! :)
Suchi xx

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Stunning card. TFS

Miriam Prantner said...

This is so striking! LOVE the colors you chose and how you highlighted the cup with the stitched circles! LOVE!

StampingbugKerry said...

Such a yummy color combination! Love it! :)

Tracie Pond said...

Fab color combo and that pool cup is gorgeous!!!