Hello there coffee/tea/cocoa loving friends! I'm joining my fellow CLC designers for a fun hop featuring STAMPloration's newest Cut Plate called Zen Coffee 2 Cover Plate! If you've arrived here from Helen's blog, you're on the right track! Make sure to hop along and comment on each of the blogs and you just might get lucky and win something coffee-licious like a $25 gift certificate to the STAMPlorations store!! NOTE: Commenting closes on Friday, August 3 at 11:55 pm pacific, so make sure to leave some love before then! I've listed the complete blogroll at the bottom of my post to help you navigate your journey.
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Just like pretty printed paper, it's VERY difficult to cover up this type of die...I just want to see the WHOLE design! I decided to emboss the image instead of cover it up!
After embossing the panel, I mounted it onto some dark burgundy cardstock and discovered the card was matching one of my favorite mugs! (@brookemillecchia_ceramics on Instagram). I grabbed it off my cup shelf so I could use it in my photos! Love when that happens! LOL
After adding it to the burgundy panel, I attached a pretty piece of chocolate satin ribbon, some golden threads, Hemptique chocolate twine and some golden ric-rac...then topped it off with a heart shaped veneer!
I'm also sharing this fun card created using the Zen Coffee 1 Cover Plate Die. I really love the collection of coffee images mixed with loops/swirls/leaves and dots...It's like the images are just floating along on a wave of Coffee! I wanted to keep the cuts and the frame together so after watercoloring a panel using Nuvo Shimmer Powders, I cut the panel and glued it directly onto a card base. So easy, peasy!"Fall For You" using VersaClair ink. I think the sentiment works perfectly with the falling coffee cutplate, don't you?! After mounting it onto some fun colored cardstock, I added a little piece of gray ribbon and mounted the sentiment onto the panel with foam squares. To finish it off, I added a few metallic pearls that help make the silvery shimmer pop on the card.
Thanks so much for hopping along with us today! Please hop on over to Katie's blog to check out her gorgeous creation and GOOD LUCK!
Kerry Urbatch (That's ME!)
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Fabulous embossed look. I tried that, but my paper ripped :(ReplyDelete
Thank you Vicki! Keep trying- just modify the sandwich a bit, add some shims and it'll eventually work (if you have some good paper too).Delete
You really captured cream, coffee, and love in your first card. I love the watercoloring on the second panel, and the sentiment is such fun. I would love to know if/how embossing like this can be done on a Big Shot.
Thanks for the inspiration and have a wonderful weekend!
Thank you Christine! I was trying to capture that cream in my coffee effect! Glad you noticed. I had to modify my sandwich I removed a plate and added a stack of three paper shims) in my Platinum to be able to accommodate the cutplate die and the embossing mat without tearing or cutting the paper- so I'm positive with a little experimentation, you can do the same with the Big Shot.Delete
Kerry, it's always so fun to see two completely different styles using the same products. Both of your cards are fabulous.ReplyDelete
Thanks Amy! The colorful one uses the other cutplate that has white space along the side so I felt a bit more comfortable "covering up" a little piece of that one with the sentiment versus the new cutplate that had my nerves all frazzled about covering it up! 😜.Delete
WOW! Love the embossed cover plate card! So elegant and beautiful. The second card is pretty, too.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much! It's a great die and I didn't want to cover it up! LOLDelete
Love how different these cards are. The first is so very elegant with the rich colorsReplyDelete
added via the ribbon and burgundy mat. Love the details. And love the pretty & happy
colors all over on the 2nd.
Thank you. I felt a bit safer doing the second card as it has the diecut portion only on one side.. I just couldn't bear to cover the first one up and wanted to do something uncommon with it so I though embossing it would do the trick!Delete
Lovely card. I'm going to try the embossing. Thanks for the inspiration!ReplyDelete
Thank you Kathy! Give it a go! You may need to adjust your sandwich a bit to get it to emboss perfectly but keep trying and it will come out perfectly! :)Delete
Gorgeous cards and I especially loved the embossed look using that die.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much Verna.Delete
WOW!! I LOVE the embossed look with that die!!! SO COOL!!!ReplyDelete
Thank you Nora! :)Delete
Oh my goodness love love that embossing! So fabulous - thanks for sharing your makes with us on this hop - love me Stamplorations Products!ReplyDelete
Thank you Gail for hopping over and leaving a sweet comment. :)Delete
love them both--the first one looks like a rich cup of coffee :)ReplyDelete
Thank you Char. I was hoping my card looked tasty! ;)Delete
Two gorgeous cards!! Love the CAS design and creamy coffee hues of the first and the bright/happy colors of the second!ReplyDelete
Thanks Esther. Just mixing it up a bit. I like the contrast!Delete
Oooh, I really like the embossed effect of your CAS design and the way you got a tie-dyed effect on the second!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much Karen. I'm happy you stopped by and left a sweet comment. I appreciate it! :)Delete
I LOVE the ribbon embellishment and the way you used a tie dye effect on the other card! Great job!ReplyDelete
Thanks Meghan. I'm a ribbon-a-holic so you will most likely see some sort of ribbon/thread on every card I make! Thanks for hopping over and leaving a sweet comment! :)Delete
Both are so beautiful! Love that you embossed with the cover plates! Fantastic!ReplyDelete
Thanks Lisa. Coffee with my creamer... :)Delete
Ooohhh your embossed card is breathtaking wonderfull Kerry.ReplyDelete
And the other one with the waterclouring is just wonderfull tooooo.
Mmmmm...think I have to get out my brusho's to try this out ;o)
Thank you so much! I suppose I need Brusho's too...I don't have those yet! ;)Delete
So beautiful! I have their Bloomtangled dies and I have embossed them too - it's a great way to stretch your dies! Nice work here and thanks for the inspiration!ReplyDelete
Thank you! I don't often emboss with my dies but I thought this new die NEEDED some embossing action to make it the star of the show! :)Delete
The first card is so elegant and beautiful.ReplyDelete
the second card is colorful and fun.
Both are fantastic. thanks for sharing
Thanks Mary. I'm a bit of an eclectic stamper--- I'm glad this post shows that. I tend to go with it and whatever ends up when I think I'm finished, is what it is! This time- two totally different color palates and "feeeeeels". ha ha.Delete
Such an elegant card with the coffee plateReplyDelete
and the other so colorful. Both totally different.
Great work, Kerry.
Thanks so much Hetty. I loved making both cards!Delete
Your cards are SO pretty and your embossing looks spot on! Thanks for some amazing inspiration today!ReplyDelete
Thank you Michele. It was quite fun to emboss that image. Only took two tries to figure out the necessary sandwich to make it work!Delete
Love the use of that die for embossing - such a great look. And your ribbon treatment is gorgeous. I like the rainbow colors of your second card too! Thanks for inspiring!ReplyDelete
Thanks Maura. I'm definitely a ribbon-a-holic.Delete
I love how unique and creatively you used these coffee themed things in your cards!ReplyDelete
Thank you Jean! :)Delete
awesome cards - LOVE how you made the first card - SO INSPIRING!!!!ReplyDelete
Thank you Dee. It's fun to play with these dies-even if I'm scared to cover them up! LOLDelete
Both your cards are amazing!! I cannot wait to try the embossed technique you used on the first card!! TFS!!ReplyDelete
Thanks! Try it! I used the rubber mat, a shim of one card base, one piece of cardstock and one envelope instead of my cutting plates. Worked perfectly!Delete
I love this so much!!!!!!!!!!!ReplyDelete
Thank you Kirsty!!!Delete
Fantastic cards! The first is absolutely gorgeous and the second a wonderful explosion of color.ReplyDelete
Thank you! That's me- a hodge-poge of craftiness. ;)Delete
Two absolutely gorgeous coffee card creations! I adore that first card!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much. I think that first card is quite a hit. ha ha.Delete
Oh your cards are pure elegance! I love the crisp elegance of the first card with the black and white embossing - and then the burst of color and cheer for the second! Awesome! TFS :)ReplyDelete
Thanks so much Kel. If you were to meet me, you would know that there isn't an ounce of elegance in me so it's funny that my cards can show that. BAHAHADelete
Kerry, I love both designs a lot. Each of them is fabulous in different ways. Thanks for the inspirations!ReplyDelete
Thank you Helen. Hope you're feeling better! :)Delete
Fantastic cards! I really like the embossing look that you achieved for the first card! And for the second card I just really love all the different colors that you used to cover the card very beautiful looking!!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much Cindy! I love the bright colors- I hope the Tonic people come out with so many more of these gorgeous Nuvo Shimmers colors. SO DELISH!Delete
What a fantastic idea to useReplyDelete
the die to emboss! Your first card
is so elegant-love seeing the swirly
steam. The second card is fun and
energetic with all of those colors!
Thanks so much Lucy. It was fun playing with these dies.Delete
Love the embossed designs from the cover plates! Great effect! Love the rainbow colors of the second card too!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much Denise! I had a lot of fun with these dies.Delete
So beautiful embossed. Elegant.ReplyDelete
Thanks very much Marsha. I'm not an elegant kind of person in the least so the "elegance" must have dropped from the heavens. HA HA.Delete
Such beautiful cards! I love the embossed design... such a fabulous technique for this cover plate! The colors in your second card are gorgeous!! Love them both!ReplyDelete
Thank you, thank you Crystal.Delete
These are both gorgeous. I love the elegance of the first one. HugzReplyDelete
Thanks so much.Delete
love the texture! great cardsReplyDelete
Great cards. Love the elegance of the first one with the embossing and ribbon.ReplyDelete
Thank you Sue.Delete
Wow do I love your all white embossing with that deep coffee color ribbon! Just gorgeous. I'm not very good at coloring so a CAS card like this is always a favorite.ReplyDelete
Thanks Sharti. It was fun using just embossing- I wanted the image to just pop!Delete
brilliant and beautiful, I am in awe!ReplyDelete
These are both so different and equally awesome! Love them! xxxReplyDelete
Love how you did these! Very creative!ReplyDelete