Friday, July 4, 2014

Macaroon Inspired Card

I made a card for this week's challenge inspired by the colorful macaroons I bought at Costco before. I saw another photo of this colorful macaroons in a magazine. I have this idea for a while but didn't get to make the card until now. 

I cut out a circle Post-It to use as my mask. I stamped the coffee bean stamp around this mask using Memento Ink. I colored it with Copics. Before working on the filling, I removed the mask and worked on the sentiment. I heat embossed the sentiment 'friend' with black powder. I inked the s from the 'hugs' stamp to build up the word 'friends.' I die cut forever and heat embossed it with black powder to have the same look as the 'friends' sentiment.

For the filling, I used Marvy Uchida Liquid Applique. It is my first time to use this pen. I bought it during Archiver's (I miss this store.) close-out sale. I had a hard time squeezing the liquid out. I wasn't sure how to use it so I searched the internet for a video tutorial on it. After heat setting it, I love how the macaroon looks.

After assembling the card, I feel my card still needs something. I used a left-over circle die cut to make a border between the sentiment and the macaroons. I heat embossed it with pink powder to tie in with the color. Still unhappy, I masked the macaroon area and spritz some pink color onto the circle. It is a very subtle color and shine but added some color to the white circle. It also warped my card so I had to heat it quickly, then lay an acrylic block on top of it. If I am going to make this card again, I will spray the circle first before assembling my card.

Thanks for viewing my blog.

Maria Giselle B.

Stamps: Paper Smooches Cyber Cafe (coffee bean), Sentiment Sampler (friend, s in hugs)
Die: Paper Smooches Always & Forever
Inks: Memento Desert Sand, Versamark 
Embossing Powders: American Crafts Grapefruit, Martha Stewart Ebony
Markers: Copics, Marvy Uchida Liquid Applique
Spray: Prima Color Bloom Cotton Candy

1 comment:

  1. What a great use of the coffee bean stamp! Those macaroons (and the cream filling) look good enough to eat! Thank you for sharing your beautiful creation with the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge this week!