Thursday, July 12, 2018

Magical Coffee Unicorn Cup

Coffee/Tea of the Day - Butter Rum coffee

Today's card showcases lots of new things for me. isn't it fun to try out new techniques and products on your projects from time to time? :)

over at the Coffee Loving Cardmaker's blog, there is a neat mini challenge going on to use products from any of the Super Sponsors. I was blessed to receive a great kit from WOW embossing powders, so I knew that I wanted to use some of the things included. But during the last blog hop, I also picked up this great 'Unicorn Coffee Cup image' from Crafting Desert Divas. so this seemed like the perfect time to put all of these fun items together onto a card!

I created the background paper by taking several shades of distress oxide inks and sponging them onto white cardstock. The distress oxide ink pads can be found at Super Sponsor Ellen Hutson. I then spritzed with water.

I took the Prima Crackle stencil, added WOW clear embossing ink and the WOW bonding powder, heat set, and then the gold foil that is also available from WOW.  there is a bit of a learning curve with the bonding powder and the foil, as the foil needs to be applied while the melted powder is still warm. I sure do love the way this looks, especially with that stencil. it creates a gorgeous veining similar to what you would find  in rock formations. so cool!!! EH also carries the WOW products in the USA.

I used the distress oxide inks to color most of the cutey unicorn cup. not so sure I will use them for watercoloring again.  I think they are better suited for regular stamping due to the nature of the ink. but for my first time using these inks, it was fun to experiment.  I added touches of a wink of stella glitter pen to the horn and little pearls to the flower centers.

ribbon & gold cord are from Really Reasonable Ribbon. flowers are from Petaloo and Wild Orchid Crafts.

Thanks so much for stopping by! :)

Coffee Loving Cardmakers Super Sponsors Challenge - Crafting Desert Divas, WOW embossing powders, Ellen Hutson
Cute Card Thursday - ribbons & bows
Crafting With an Attitude - anything goes
Crafting by Designs - anything goes
The Crafty Addicts - anything goes w/optional pets theme (why yes, I would love to have a pet unicorn!)
Tuesday Throwdown - color challenge
Always Fun - anything goes
613 Avenue Create - create your own bg paper
Crafty Friends - fairy or fantasy
Di's Digi - try something new (distress oxide inks, foils)
Simply Create Too - no pattern paper


cotnob said...

A super card Jennifer, such a pretty background and lovely colours - your Unicorn Coffee Cup image is adorable.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Lisa said...

Wow, Jennifer, this is so beautiful!! The colors are gorgeous!! I love the adorable cup!! The background looks amazing!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

DIANA L. said...

What a super fun card I love all your embellishments

aussie aNNie said...

eeek I want a coffee cup like that, love it...very impressive and creative. Hope you are doing fine...hugs.xx

Lisa said...

WOW! so cool and beautiful! Love the embossing with the crackle stencil... so very cool! Thanks so much for joining me up on the CLC Blog!

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a cute unicorn cup and with all those beautiful colors iyour design has a magical feel to it. I am glad the comments are coming again.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Aaaw, this is soooooo cuuuuuute! I love your unicorn cup! Love your colour combo too, perfect for the unicorn theme! The background looks amazing!

Fikreta said...

its so adorable!
love it

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card... Thanks for joining us at Di’s Digi Challenge:)
Wendy x

Tracy said...

Look at you trying out all those new techniques and products. Turned out magical. LOL I really like the foiling from the stenciling too. Hugs!

Deb said...

This is supercute and so gorgeous! I love the background, so creative!
Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!

Jackie C said...

So glad that you have shared your great artwork with us here at Always Fun Challenges. Good luck hun and do come back again!
Jackie DT @AFC

Mari said...

Such a sweet card! Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Addicts.

Terri Winske said...

Wow! This card screams FUN! So pretty with the pastels and such an adorable image! Thanks for playing along at our challenge at Tuesday Throwdown!

Ellen said...

Great card, well done! Thanks for joining us at Simply Create Too.

groetjes, Ellen

NanaConnie said...

Too cute, Jennifer, and I love the colors! Great project. So glad to see you playing along at Crafting with an Attitude.