Unicorn Coffee| Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

In last night’s blog post I mentioned that the Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop ends ‘today’. Luckily with the magic of time-zones and posting in the morning rather than the evening I can get one more post in before the link up closes. And that’s what this card is! Husband is responsible for the name, as when I showed him a work-in-progress version of this card he asked why the unicorn coffee was spilling everywhere, so unicorn coffee it is!

I started by positioning the Art Splatters stencil from STAMPlorations onto a black card base, then dabbed Tombow Mono Multi Glue through it. I usually use a cheap make-up sponge for this technique but I could not find any of them… Instead I used a bunched up paper towel which worked pretty well, though I think it soaked up more of the glue than the sponges do.

After inking my card base splatters and letting the glue dry to its tacky state, which doesn’t take long as the dabbed layer is so thin, I pressed some Rainbow Shattered Glass Deco Foil over the top, and burnished it by rubbing over with my finger. I then carefully peeled the sheet back and, as I always do, got very excited about the successful foiling!

Next I moved onto my coffee cup which I made with my MFT coffee cup die. (The dies I have are no longer available, but MFT has these ones as an alternative.) I decided to go with grey card for the coffee cup, and cut the main part and the lid from the same snippet. I then used the stencil and foiling technique again to add foiled drips down the cup. I also coloured in the lid with a light grey alcohol marker just to differentiate it slightly.

Initially I wasn’t planning to add anything else, so I used the Tombow Mono Multi Glue to attach the lid to the cup, then popped the whole thing up on foam tape and adhered it to my card base. I wasn’t entirely happy with it though, and after some back and forth on ideas I decided to die cut the sleeve for the cup from vellum, and also add a white heart. Putting the heart on the vellum sleeve also gave me a way to hide the adhesive so that it wouldn’t show through the vellum.

And that is my last card for the hop! Unless I make, photograph and blog another one within the next hour which is highly unlikely. The idea for this one just kind of jumped into my head and I’m so pleased with how it turned out! I really like how the foiling looks and I think it’s a very fun design overall.

If you missed any of my previous cards just follow the links to card one, two, three, four, five, six, seven and eight! Or you can find all the coffee cards I’ve ever shared here. And if you’ve been following along with all my coffee cards, how about letting me know which of them you liked best!


Lady Joyful

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Challenges included:

CAS Colours & Sketches – Sketch

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop – Tea/Coffee

Crafter’s Castle – Anything Goes

Creatalicious Challenges – Anything Goes

Die Cut Divas – Make It A Beverage (edit – where it was a DT Favourite!)

Incy Wincy Designs – Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Anything Goes

STAMPlorations Never-Ending Anything Goes Challenge – Anything Goes

STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge – Use A Stencil

Time Out Challenges – Free (because the coffee is running freely!)

35 thoughts on “Unicorn Coffee| Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

  1. Love you take on our challenge and the coffee sure is running freely and in the most striking colours! It looks amazing and fab to pop it up. Thanks for joining Time Out x

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  2. Love the foiling idea, it worked so well and yes, you were right to add the sleeve and the little heart, a brilliant finishing touch. 8 cards, well done, I thought I was doing well to do 1! xx

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  3. Love that foil on glue technique. I think that is an economical way of foiling. I am somehow obsessed with using a sticker maker to glue vellum to a project. I am using it more now a days that my cartridge is low and the refill is in back order. If that happens, then I go back to the hide the adhesive technique in vellum…Thank you for sharing your creation with us @ Incy Wincy Designs Anything Goes Challenge. It is nice to see you dropping by. Good luck!

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    1. Thank you 😊 I have seen the sticker makers and they do seem useful. I do a similar thing sometimes where I cover the entire back of the vellum with one piece of double sided tape, which has the same effect as the sticker maker, in a way.


  4. Charlotte, I love this so much! I’m so happy to see it in our challenge, I spied it on the CLBH and am super excited to see you here. Thank you for joining us this month at Die Cut Divas for our “Make It A Beverage” May Challenge.

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  5. Your anything goes tool after not finding the cheap make-up sponge is excellent. Unicorn Coffee is such a cool name against the black card! Thank you for playing along with us at STAMPLorations May Stencil Challenge and best of luck.
    Hugs and smiles,
    …STAMPlorations {Stencil Design Team}…
    …Qinaahana Arts & Crafts {My Personal Blog}…
    …My Instagram…

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  6. I love what you did with the splatter stencil and thank for telling us how you created those gorgeous colours. Love the vellum sleeve. Finishes off this gorgeous card perfectly. Thanks so much for sharing with us at STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge .

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  7. As one of a coffee addict, I love this card!! The colors are really fantastic!! Thank you for playing along with CC&S challenge and hope to see your another cards on our gallery soon again!

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  8. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our “anything goes + optional pink & purple” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
    (DT Crafty Friends)
    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)
    (DT Simply Create Too)
    (DT Kreativtanten)

    PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…

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