Friday, December 31, 2021

Hug In a Mug for Just Us Girls

Hello and welcome!  I am thrilled to be Guest Designer at Just Us Girls for the month of January!  Woo hoo!  And do we have some fun challenges for you, starting with Word Week and the word beverage.


For my card, I decided to use the cute mugs from Honey Bee stamps.


This card was so much fun to make because most of it was die cutting.  I used my Copic markers to add some dimension to the cups, whip cream and marsh mellows.  The hearts were die cut from red cardstock, painted with a shimmer pen, then coated with Glossy Accents.  The sentiment was heat embossed with red sparkle embossing powder, then die cut with the coordinating dies and layered on two additional die cuts for some dimension.


The card base was created with the same cardstock as the mugs.  The patterned paper is from a free gift with purchase from Honey Bee.  It was trimmed down slightly smaller than the card base, lightly inked around the edges with some brown ink, then I added a strip of wood design patterned paper to be the "table" for the mugs and marsh mellows to sit. All the components for the mugs were adhered then the mug in the back was glued directly to the panel, with the mug in front added with foam tape.  The sentiment was added above the mugs, and I thought I was finished, but then remembered I had some tiny red heart sequins, so I adhered those around the sentiment for the final touch.


Thanks for visiting, I always appreciate it!  Be sure to use the link above to check out the fabulous cards by the DT members and hopefully be inspired to join the challenge this week!

Stef


Stamps:  Hug In A Mug (Honey Bee)
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Audrey Blue (Simon Says Stamp), Cherry Cobbler (SU), Harvest Festival 6x6 paper pad (HB), "Free Bee" patterned paper
Ink:  Mocha (Altenew), Versamark
Other:  Mugs & Kisses dies (HB), Hug In A Mug die, Poinsettia embossing powder (Brutus Monroe), Aqua Shimmer pen (Tonic), Glossy Accents (Ranger), Crimson Hearts sequins (Sizzix)
Copics:  E30, BG15, 13, 11

13 comments:

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome couple of warm cups to start out this year! Happy 2022~

ElizStewart said...

Stef... great card! So happy to have you as a Guest Designer for January! Happy New Year!

Nora Noll said...

This is so cute!! I LOVE those little mugs and your background is perfection. Congratulations on your GD gig!!

Nancy said...

We are so happy to have you joining us! I can certainly see the shimmer on those hearts! What a great card for Word Week! Thanks for making my challenge shine!

CHRISTINE BLAIN said...

Such a cute card, Stef! I love how you tied in glimmer and shine, on all your red elements. The mugs look fantastic with the Copic colour added, and as always you've composed your card beautifully. Happy New Year, my friend. xx

Lisa Elton said...

Happy new Year, Stef! So Happy to have you guesting with us! Your card is darling, LOVE the colors and the background!

Ina G said...

Wow Stef those colourful mugs look so inviting with all that froth. Love your background. Super creation and so happy to have you as our Guest this month.

Sue VanDeVusse said...

So much to love on this beauty! Your shading on the cups is fabulous and I love the shimmer and shine. Love the papers you used for the background as well. So glad you could join us this month as our Guest Designer!

Bobby said...

Every detail on your card is so well thought out and put together, Stef. The shading on the mugs and whipped cream is fabulous and what a great touch to add hearts around the sparkly sentiment. So happy to have you guesting with us this month.

Lisa Kind said...

First of all, welcome to JUGs as our January guest! And I just love your card! Love the dimension you created on the mugs and marshmallows...they look so real! Very cute card!

Vicky Hayes said...

I just love your chubby mugs Stef, filled with hot chocolatey goodness and loaded with whipped cream just the way I like it, with marshmallows on the side! The background is superb and the sentiment perfect. Happy new year to you! Vicky x

cm said...

So happy to have you as our JUGS guest designer this month! Your mugs are pure delight; a pretty, heart-warming card in every way!
~carol

C├ęcile RIBON said...

Wow! You did an amazing job, these yummy mugs look so real (and tempting) . Happy 2022 to you, Stef.