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  • Writer's pictureJennifer Leonard

I Love you More than...

I just finished the AECP Level One class ~ For the Boys! Since I have 5 sons, boy themed crafts are fairly easy for me! That being said, The inspiration for this card came from my Husband who adores his coffee! As do I! We had a date at a coffee cafe called Burlap and Bean...hence the inspiration for my card.

I really wanted to challenge myself this time and use techniques I have learned from previous classes. I just LOVE the way the final project turned out! To create this card, I began with a A2 card and cut a 4 x 5 1/4 piece of white cardstock and randomly stamped images from the Coffee with a Splash set. I then cut a 3x4 1/2 strip of Altenew's Vellum. I used Versamark Ink with Black embossing Powder to create the coffee cup. Once this was heat set, I used Alcohol Based Markers and colored the BACK side of the vellum strip. Do not use a water based ink product or it will smear.

I then took the vellum, placed it over the stamped white card stock and folded the edges over, adhering the back vellum flaps to the back of the white card stock. The card was looking almost done but it needed one more element! Burlap of course! Using Altenew's Burlap Die Cut, I used a scrap piece of water color paper, cut out the image and used a blend of water coloring from Altenew's 12 pan essential set along with the same ink as the coffee stains. The grungier the better for the effect! Place the burlap on the corners of the card.

The LAST STEP is to stamp the sentiment on the completed card in a PIGMENT INK! The card you see above is my THIRD attempt! LOL!!! I accidently used a dye ink and smeared the sentiment. UGH! I stamped the sentiment with the pigment ink BEFORE I attached the vellum to the cardstock and since I was inpatient and did not let it dry all the smeared again!! UGH! Third time the charm! Stamp the sentiment last and then you can set the card aside to dry! Hope you enjoy !

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