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.
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