Monday, October 8, 2012

Java, anyone?

has so many terrific paper stacks,
but this one keeps making it's way into my hot little hands!
I love the shiny, metallic embossed fall pattern
in Autumn Melody!
And the tag sheets in the paper stacks makes throwing together a
card or layout so very quick and easy.
This card is one of my extra-special ones!
It has "Smell-a-vision"!!! 
 If you saw my earlier post this month, I demonstrated how to infuse the aroma of spices in your projects without burning/distorting them by getting the powders too hot.
This project was done very much the same way,
but I used instant coffee rather than spices.
Stamp your shape or image onto heavy scrap paper.
This time I used kraft cardstock...just happened to be convenient.
I stamped my heart image several times in case I didn't like one combination of chunky embossing powders, glitters, and instant coffee.

Mix the above ingredients, and sprinkle evenly over the paper,
enough to cover the area needed for your cut shapes.  (If you can stay within the lines, good! If not, just trim it up after)
I then melted it from the underside, NOT burning my fingers or the paper,
and then after cooling COMPLETELY, I cut out the heart shape that I wanted.
(If you want to see my earlier tutorial featuring pumpkin pie spices, go here.)
After securing my charms to the mug handle with ribbon, I glued down the aromatic heart.
Oh my goodness!
I'm not even much of a coffee drinker, but this smells amazing!
These adorable charms are from Blue Moon Beads, "Trinket Shoppe".
 This is sure to get someone's attention when they open the envelope!

This card is also entered into the "Glimmer and Sparkle" challenge at
 Simon Says Stamp.

1 comment:

Catherine Robinson said...

Saw the link to this card from the DCWV diary blog and am so glad I did! Love this idea and already have about 4 friends I need to make this card for. :)