Hi there! Laurel Beard from www.laurelbeard.org here today and I am thrilled to be guest with So Suzy Stamps this month!!! Today I have two cards to share with you that showcases two of my all times loves! Christmas and Coffee! How adorable is this Coffee Christmas Tree? When I saw it, it HAD to be mine. I also have a video to go along with this card (DISCLAIMER: A few seconds of the video is out of focus, I apologize for that). You can watch the video on my youtube channel by clicking here or you can watch it right here on the blog.
I stamped the coffee tree with two different color brown pigment inks to create an ombre look. I chose pigment inks because they stay wet longer so I was able to sprinkle on some embossing powder and heat set to really make the Coffee Christmas Tree shine!!!! Blending on a few color of distress inks really took the card to another level and really made that Coffee Christmas tree stand out.
This example has more of a softer ink blending that almost created a glow around the Coffee Christmas tree!