Finding Inspiration in Unexpected Places!
Good morning! Jess here with a fun card inspired by a very famous logo...any guesses?
When I saw this month's Food Puns add-on set I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it! When the gorgeous Mermaid stamp was released last summer it reminded me of the famous Starbucks logo and her outstretched hand was perfect for a cup of coffee! So I've been waiting and hoping to find a coffee cup that would suit her and this is totally it! ;)
I wanted to loosely recreate their logo so I started by stamping the Mermaid on Snow layering paper with Versamark and then heat-embossed her with detail black embossing powder. Next I took a Sharpie and colored the entire area around her. You could also do this with a colored pencil....I didn't want to waste that much black Copic ink or lead in my colored pencil so the cheap Sharpie was perfect! There is a coordinating outline die but there's so much detail in her hair that I didn't want to use the die and then have to color in the background anyway so it was easy enough just to color in the background with the sharpie. I set that aside to dry while I worked on the rest of the card.
The mermaid's expression is exactly how I look at my first cup of coffee each day! ;) Ha! I stamped the cup onto Snow layering paper and heat-embossed it with detail black embossing powder. Then I colored it with Copics to loosely resemble a Starbucks cup (in colors not necessarily design). I fussy cut the cup and went over the edges with a black Copic marker. Next I die-cut a circle from a piece of dark green cardstock using the Nesting Circle Infinity Dies and layered it over my mermaid background. Then I stamped the sentiment from Food Puns onto a piece of Snow layering paper and heat-embossed it with detail black embossing powder. I adhered the sentiment and cup with foam mounting tape and added a little shimmer to the mermaid and whipped cream topping!
So, there you go...inspiration in the most unexpected places! ;) Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fabulous day!