Cup of Joe & Flower – Tutorial

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Coffee is on my mind this morning.  🙂  Our power, for some strange reason, has been going off and on this morning so getting my coffee brewed was a challenge in itself. 

This is a little still life scene tutorial.  I was able to achieve this look by using the emboss resist technique.  You can stack any images by heat embossing the images.  You will want to start with the image that will be in foreground, then the middle ground and then put in your background.  In other words, work front to back in your scene.

Let’s get started on the tutorial.

Supplies:

Stamps: Stampin’ Up What’s Brewin’ & Touch of Nature
Paper: Stampin’ Up Whisper White, Cool Caribbean & Summer Sun
Ink: Stampin’ Up Tempting Turquoise & Basic Black, Adirondack Aqua
Accessories: Versamark pad & Marker, Fine Detail Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Tim Holtz Ruler, Push Pin, Stampin’ Up markers, Prismacolor Markers, Sponge, White Gel pen, Post it note

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Stamped flower by first loading the stamp with Versamark and then Black ink before stamping.  Note:  I did not put Versamark or ink on the stem part of the image because I wanted to omit that part.

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Heat embossed the image using fine detail embossing powder and a heat gun.

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Colored the flower with a Prismacolor Spanish Orange marker.

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Added some Yellow orange to the inner part of the petals.

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Added some Pumpkin Orange to the very inner part of the petals.

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Colored the center in with Sienna Brown.

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Added Dark Umber marker to the center of the flower, but left the very center light.

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Colored over the flower with Versamark marker and heat embossed the image using clear embossing powder and a heat gun.

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Stamped the cup over part of the flower with Tempting Turquoise ink.

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Colored over the entire cup image with a Tempting Turquoise marker to omit the heart design in the cup.

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Colored the coffee in with a Chocolate Chip marker.

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Added Taken with Teal marker to the left side of the cup to create a shadow.

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Colored over the entire cup image with  a Versamark marker.  Note:  be careful to start by coloring your light part of the image first and then color over the dark part of the image.  The dark part of the image will transfer to your lighter colors if you color from the dark part of the image to the lighter ones.

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Heat embossed image using clear embossing powder and a heat gun.

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Used a post it note to mask the bottom portion of the card stock.

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Sponged Aqua ink in the uncover part to create the wall in the background.

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Added some shadow on the wall by sponge Tempting Turquoise ink lightly on the left and top part of the card stock.

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Removed the post it note and added some Aqua ink with a sponge to the left of the coffee cup to create a shadow.

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Assembled card fronted and added faux stitching by piercing holes down the left and right sides of the card stock with a push pin and a Tim Holtz Ruler (ruler has piercing holes that run the length of the ruler).   Drew a line from one hole to the next with a white gel pen to create the faux stitching.

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Here is the card completed measuring 5.5″ square.

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May your day start off with your most favorite beverage too.

Until my next post. . . . . . . . . . . .

Hugs,

Michelle

Links to all my tutorials can be found here:  https://zindorf.splitcoaststampers.com/tutorials-ive-written/

Here is a link to my workshop calendar if you want to get info on beginner and advanced Brayer workshops:  https://zindorf.splitcoaststampers.com/workshop-calendar

21 responses to “Cup of Joe & Flower – Tutorial

  1. I’m amazed at what you do to the simplest stamps to make them so elegant! This is a set that I’ve kept for YEARS – I love that cup. This is stunning.

  2. Gidget-Trish

    Very pretty. I think I’ll go and get a hot cup of tea. I love the way you make the light and shadows….very effective. Enjoy your coffee! 🙂
    Trish

  3. Just beautiful, looks very artsy. Is the darker blue on the coffee cup a different color marker? How did you get different shades with the same marker?

  4. very pretty.

  5. Tea is my choice of morning eye openers but, it comes in a cup too. I appreciate the tips you provide in your tutorials. I wondered why some of my embossing became a little muddy. Now I know to color the versamark pen on the light color first and progress to the dark! By the way, your use of today’s images is absolutely ingenious. Hope your day is filled with no more power outages.

  6. Lovely, cheery card!!! Love the colors and your coloring! TFS

  7. Enjoying the morning with your art and my coffee. Thank you!

  8. What an interesting combination. A perfect card for the coffee lover. Wonderful work on the shading.
    Heather

  9. Harriet Skelly

    Michelle this is just lovely! what a way to start my day!! Thanks for alway s providing awesome art for us to look at everyday!

  10. Very nice!!!

  11. StampinCathy

    This is just beautiful! I just love the colors you used and that flowers is so pretty.

  12. Michelle, TFS – really inspiring. I love everything from the shading to the faux stitching. Your tutorials are so well done, and easy to follow along. I really appreciate the effort you put in to them.

    Cheers,
    Hayley

  13. My DH brings me a cup of tea every morning just before he leaves for work, around 7 o’clock, it’s bliss, to have my first cup of tea in bed. My son always joins me for a while and then it’s time to get up.
    Great card you made today. Love the sunny colors.
    Eveline.

  14. You make great tutorials and I want to tried too. If you want to see, my card is here http://taava.vuodatus.net/blog/1569433
    I’m in Finland and I write in my blog finnish too, sorry about that.

  15. You truly inspire me on a daily basis… Thanks for that!

  16. BRILLIANT!! as usual……

  17. What a beautiful card. One of these days I am going to get up enough nerve to try one of your tutorials.

  18. Terriffic shading on this one! You make it look so easy. I really have to get one of those rulers. You have shown me how much faux stitching adds to a card! Thank you too for the tip on going from light to dark with the versamarker! Your tutorials are the best!

  19. I love this card. I wouldn’t never have thought of colouring in that heart on the cup. Thanks for sharing.

  20. Michell, another great tutorial, thanks for sharing your awesome talent. g

  21. HI MICHELLE, I JUST WANTED TO WRITE A QUICK NOTE TO TELL YOU THAT YOU HAVE BEEN A BIG INSPIRATION TO ME. I SEE THAT YOU ARE AN ARTIST BUT AFTER DOING A FEW OF YOUR WONDERFUL TUTORIALS, I CAN AT LEAST UNDERSTAND A LITTLE OF HOW YOUR ARTISTIC SIDE WORKS. I HAVE NEVER HAD THAT BUT WITH MORE PRACTICE, I THINK IT’LL COME ALONG…THANKS FOR YOUR BEAUTIFUL WORK!!!