Are you ready for another coffee card? I decided to revisit the colour palette I used for this card and go bee-themed again. What do bees have to do with coffee? Not sure, but it’s cute!
I started with a snippet of white card, and stamped it with the bee from Skull and Cross Buns’ Spring Motifs using Catherine Pooler Twilight ink. I then laid the Honeycomb Hexagon stencil over the top. I did mask off the body of the bee with a piece of narrow washi tape, but didn’t bother masking the wings as it is more realistic to be able to at at least vaguely see the background through them! I chose Catherine Pooler’s Tiara ink and used an ink blending brush to blend that through the stencil.
After removing my stencil and washi mask I used one of my Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers to add some simple colour to the bee’s body, stamped the flight trail with Twilight ink, and then the sleeve die from my MFT coffee cup die to cut it out. (The dies I have are no longer available, but MFT has these ones as an alternative.) I blended some more of the Tiara ink in from either edge to give the impression of dimension.
For the main part of the cup and the lid I took another snippet of white card and pressed my ink pads on them to add colour. I used Something Borrowed for the cup and Twilight for the lid, then die cut them. I then used Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue to assemble the coffee cup
I decided I wanted to put the cup on a white panel, with that matted on blue. I had a large snippet of blue that only needed a little trimming, so I used that, though it’s not a perfect match to the coffee cup. I then chose a yellow card base, though I didn’t quite like the tone so I inked it with the Tiara ink.
I still needed to add a sentiment. For that I trimmed down a strip of vellum and black heat embossed a sentiment from Quirky Sentiments onto it. I adhered the coffee cup to the white panel, positioned the sentiment strip over it and folded the ends around the back where I adhered them with washi tape. I used double-sided tape to adhere the white panel to the blue panel, and again to adhere the whole thing to the card base. I finished the card with the addition of a trio of Limoncello Nuvo Drops.
Blue and yellow is such a striking colour combination, and I think it works really well on this card. The bee is such a cutie, and I couldn’t resist including him on this card. Maybe the drinker of this coffee likes to sweeten with honey? That’d make it appropriate, I guess! If you’ve missed my previous posts for the Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop you can find day 1 here and day 2 here. And all the coffee cards I’ve ever shared can be viewed here. I hope you’ll check back tomorrow for the next one!
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