To create the card, I stamped the coffee cup in dark red ink, then cut it out. My X-acto knife skills need some work, but the inside of the cup was uncomplicated enough that my cut looks smooth (mostly). I cut patterned paper the size of the card, then cut a smaller rectangle of a different pattern for a layering piece. I used brown texture spray to get the look of a coffee stain on the layering piece, then rounded the corners and punched out two hearts. For the smaller white hearts, I stamped on white cardstock in brown ink and cut them out.
To assemble, I adhered the background piece to the card, then the strip of ribbon, placing it where it would show through the punched hearts. Then I adhered the layering piece, the coffee cup and white hearts. To create “steam,” I took a couple of paper shavings from cutting the patterned paper and adhered them to the layering piece.
Thanks for looking!
- Stamps: Hero Arts, Avery Elle
- Patterned paper: Lawn Fawn
- Ribbon: May Arts
- Punch, corner rounder: Martha Stewart Crafts