Wednesday 4 April 2018

Coffee or Tea? - The Flower Challenge

Good Morning and Welcome to another card for 

Our theme is Shaped Cards

I don't normally make shaped cards but it was fun to take myself out of my comfort zone and try and come up with something.  I decided to create a coffee cup shaped card.

I began by following the tutorial on Splitcoast to create the shape of the cup.  It was very easy to do and it's nice that it fits into a regular sized envelope.
The white strip along the cup edge was cut and scored using a ScorPal which adds nice texture.
The blue panel was cut then dry embossed using the Tim Holtz eb folder called Snowfall Speckles.  I like the interest it adds to an otherwise plain panel.

So...onto my flowers.
I recently saw an interesting technique done by Lydia Fiedler called Stamp Etching.  
This is a very easy technique and one that you can do while sitting and watching TV or just relaxing.

I placed the flowers from the Sketchy Florals Altenew set into my Misti, inked with black Memento then stamped.  Next, using a black fineline marker, I added the 'flicked' lines all over my flowers.  To add the 'flicked' lines, I began at the inside edge and flicked away from myself letting the marker rest on the edge and then lift as I flicked.  
You can stop at that point but I decided to add some coloured 'flicks' using a Copic marker.  
When I was happy with the look, I fussy cut out the flowers and mounted them using pop dots over the embossed panel.
I stamped some leaves as well but left them plain to add some contrast.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.
I hope you will come join us.

Adding my card to these challenges:
(I start each day with a cup of coffee!!)
Simon Says Monday- A TRIO OF SOMETHING

Stamps- Sketchy Florals (Altenew)
Inks- Tuxedo Black Memento
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Misti; eb folder-Snowfall Speckles (TH); ScorPal;
Micron 03 fineline marker; Copic marker R27; pop dots


Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

WOW WOW WOW, the shape card with those FABULOUS flowers, - WOW. Love it.

Sarn said...

Very pretty indeed. Neat technique - very effective. Love your shaped card too!

Cheri said...

Love this design...never would have thought of creating a coffee cup shape. Brilliant and gorgeous, Karen.

Verna Angerhofer said...

How gorgeous! The flowers look so amazing on that coffee cup.

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous flecked edging on your flowers, Karen. TFS the link to Lydia's tutorial and the link to your card size coffee cup. A really beautiful and creative card that would be great for a coffee gift card! TFS my friend. Hugs

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely beautiful Karen, brilliant shape,and flowers, Kate x x

Pat said...

What pretty flowers Karen and I love the coffe cup shaped card, also the flicked lines add lots of shading to the petals for a very different look. Love that blue background too. x

Christine Alexander said...

wow Karen, what a cool technique. It really packs a punch on your image with all the shading :)

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

I love the coffee cup shaped card and your flowers are gorgeous!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

You nailed this technique! I LOVE these flowers!!!

karen h said...

Wonderful card, Karen! Love the etching technique! And the touch of texture on the blue cozy is perfect! Thank you for joining us at CASology!

TaeEun said...

How fun!!! Love the snowflake embossing which was a great touch! The Stamp Etching is an interesting technique!

Bonnie said...

What an amazing technique, Karen! And what beautiful flowers! Love the coffee cup shape! Wouldn't it be awesome to get a cup of coffee in such a cup!?!

Viv said...

Such a clever shape Karen and those gorgeous flowers set it off so well too,so inspired ! ;) hugs Viv xx

Jacquie Southas said...

This coffee cup shaped card is fantastic, Karen! Thanks for linking the tutorial and thanks for sharing with us at CASology this week!

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Karen, this is one of the most beautiful coffee mug cards I've ever seen, gorgeous flowers shade in blue.
Love the embossed strip in the background, just a beautiful creation.
Thank you for sharing with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH, I hope you play again next time.

Zoey | Scrapsaurus said...

The three flowers are so well colored! Love the shade of blue you did! This is an elegant card, very pleasing!
Thank you for playing along with us over Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, we all hope to see you again soon!
x Zoey

Anna Uhras said...

Clever and beautiful design!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASology! Anna xo

Bobby said...

That technique really gives dimension to the flowers, Karen, making the petals look like they are curled.

Jen W. said...

Such a fun shape! I like the touch of embossing and those flowers are so gorgeous. Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Mac Mable said...

Love the shape, the colours and the fabulous flowers, great inspiration, thank you x Sorry for the late commenting, playing catch up this week x

Tanja said...

love the monochromatic look - thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More

Donna said...

Tea for me please!
Thanks for playing along with BLACK, WHITE & ONE OTHER COLOUR with the crew from SHOPPING OUR STASH this week :)