Tuesday, April 3, 2018

One Cup at a Time

One Cup at a Time card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Verve StampsHere's my card for Verve's March inspiration challenge.  The challenge theme was green and the inspiration photo featured a mug, so I incorporated those elements into my design.

I inked up the mug trio from Verve's One Cup stamp set, omitting the tea bags when I inked.  After coloring the image with Copic markers, I used the coordinating Cuppa Tea dies to cut out the colored image.  To create a background for the image, I stamped the grid image from the Making a Statement set in white pigment ink on a watercolor paper panel, then heat embossed the grid in white.  I did a little ink blending with two shades of green distress inks to bring out the embossed image.  Once I was happy with the inking, I added the image on top, using foam tape for dimension.  I positioned a trio of gray enamel dots around the image as an accent.  The "one cup at a time" sentiment was stamped above the images in gray pigment ink.  The finished panel was adhered to a coordinating green card base.

Materials Used:
One Cup and Making a Statement stamp sets. Cuppa Tea dies (Verve Stamps); Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento Luxe Wedding Dress and Gray Flannel inks (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Mowed Lawn, Shabby Shutters, and Old Paper distress inks (Ranger); Green Parakeet cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Recollections Snow embossing powder (Michaels); gray enamel dots (My Mind's Eye); foam tape

1 comment:

  1. This is so fabulous, Lori! Love the graph background and your perfectly shaded cups. So glad you could join us for our Diva Inspirations challenge!


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