Sounds like a ridiculous combo, right? Just you wait! Hi there! Emily here with you today with an unlikely pairing just crazy enough that (I think) it works! Probably every person on Instagram knows that the new Pantone Color of the Year is Ultraviolet… so I’ve been marginally obsessed with adding violet to every project haha! I wanted to create a cute, trendy valentine for my redheaded valentine, so I thought I’d combine the pretty branches and flowers from Hello Gorgeous (branches=masculine, of course) and the little coffee cup from Coffee Break.
I started by stamping several of the succulent and branch bouquets and the coffee cup using Versafine ink on some watercolor paper, then heat embossing them with pearl embossing powder. The combination of the black ink with the pearl embossing powder creates a lovely, pearlized charcoal finish that is a bit softer than just the typical black with clear embossing powder. After I had finished embossing and die cutting everything with the coordinating dies for Hello Gorgeous and Coffee Break, I used my Zig markers to color the images in a palette of purples and grays, blending and adding shadows with my damp paintbrush.
After I had finished coloring everything, I arranged the die cuts in a semi-circle with the coffee cup at the center. I adhered them to a panel of natural white card stock (it’s a bit warmer than regular bright white card stock, so my color OCD doesn’t go crazy mixing the two shades of white) using both liquid and dimensional foam adhesive.
After adhering my florals and coffee cup, I added my greeting (in all of its’ punny goodness!) from Perfect Blend, using both the stamp set and the coordinating die set. I stamped the greeting with some dark purple ink, then added a shimmery charcoal die cut. I added some Nuvo Crystal Glaze to the top of the latte die cut to add some more dimension.
Finally, I trimmed some off of the top and the bottom of the natural white A2 panel and mounted it on the center of a panel of A2 sized charcoal shimmer paper so that the charcoal strips were peeking out from the top and bottom.
Well, that’s all for me today! I hope you have a marvelous weekend. Thanks for stopping by!