Friday, January 11, 2008

The Same but Different Cards

Good Morning, Folks! I made these two cards this morning for a swap that I am sadly very late on. I decided that after I complete a few swaps I've committed to, I no longer will be swapping. I'm never good with deadlines.

I usually send an extra card or some goodies to make up for my late swap but that doesn't take away the fact that I'm late. It's just my way of saying sorry.

Anyway. . .these two cards are the same but different. I basically used the same materials and same layout but with a little change here and there, the look of the card changes. That's the beauty of sketches. You can create so many different cards using one sketch.

Do you folks remember this SU set? It was so popular last year. This set is the SU "Like it a Latte"

It's a great "girlfriend" stamp set. Girlfriends like to get together for coffee. I remember when I was in college, I basically lived inside a coffee shop. My friend Rita, Michelle and I would meet at Starbucks and spend an hour or so just chit-chatting and drinking coffee. I miss doing that. Unfortunately, Rita and Michelle are way out there in Hawaii while I'm way out here in California. I really miss Hawaii, especially when I want to get together with my old friends. There's nothing like having a long history with old friends.

Card Recipe and Instructions:

Stamps: SU "Like it a Latte"
Paper: SU Creamy Caramel, DCWV designer paper, Pretty in Pink, SU Baroque Burgundy
Ink: SU Pink passion, Creamy Caramel, Baroque Burgundy, Copic Marker
Accessories: Liquid Applique, Fine clear glitter, JoAnn Brads, Grosgrain ribbon, foam tape (dimensionals)


1. Stamp the "mug" image on to white cardstock using Baroque Burgundy ink and color the white area using a light brown marker. Cut the image out.
2. Stamp the heart image on the Pretty in Pink cardstock using Pink Passion ink and mount on to the mug using a foam tape.
3. Stamp the steam image at the top half of a 2 3/4 x 4 1/2 white cardstock and apply fine glitter to the image.
4. Stamp the whip cream image on to white cardstock using the creamy caramel ink. Apply liquid applique and heat set until it bubbles. Cut the image out and mount it right under the "steam" image using foam tape
5. Mount the mug image using a foam tape under the whip cream image.
6. Shade the edge of the card using the creamy caramel ink then mat over a baroque burgundy cardstock.
7. Design the card as desired following the sketch provided.


Flossie's Follies said...

These are lovely, your cards are worth waiting for.

Bonnie said...

Lovely cards, Maria! I love your latte foam! I never join swaps, because I, too hate the deadlines - pressure is not my friend!!

Savitri said...

Love them. So CUTE!!! Very talented, my girl!

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Tracy.H said...

Great cards, Maria. I have decided to not do too many swaps any longer myself. I just find that I end up with all these swaps cards and never know what to do with them...and they just keep piling up. I would rather just send out some of my own RAK's. :0)

pescbrico said...

You cards are so lovely! They seems yummy! :)

Rita said...

Oh I just luv this card! I've been eyeing this set for a long time & will have to break down someday & get it! We used to sneek out (at work) & go to Starbucks in the afternoon to get Latte's. Now the women that I used to work with who are retired along with myself meet at Starbucks every month or so to chat & catch up with each others's so much fun!

Cathrine StClair said...

Great cards! Love all the different ways you used the PP. Great sketches, the other Blog is great to.

Shannon McGann said...

LOVE this card! I love the foamy whipped topping on the mug - it looks so real! Great job as usual!

Sonya said...

Oh wow Maria..the foam on top looks so neat! I just love these cards. I have never done the coffee thing with friends but I sure need to..sounds like fun:o)

Dawn Easton said...

Both cards are wonderful Maria! I didn't purchase this set and really wish I had :(

ScrapMomOf2 said...

I love this set, and I love what you created with it! Just fantastic! Love them!

Beth Norman said...

Ohhh, these are fabulous! I love anything coffee related. It is nice that you have such fond memories with your friends. And, tag, you're it.

Joani said...

Maria! I love it! I love the whipped cream!
Thanks for sharing on your wonderful blog!

Lori said...

I love all of them. The lattes look delightful!

Crissy said...

These cards are great! I really wish I would have purchased this stamp set!

Nicola said...

I love the cards. They are awesome. I am sad to here I will no longer have the chance to swap with you. Sorry you are so busy.


Melissa M. M. M. said...

Crazy sweet cards! Adore your caramelized whip cream--it looks so slurpable. I would die for a latte now, lol. I'll have to break out this set to distract myself! ;0) Mel

Kim said...

I've always loved this set!!! Your whipping cream is fantastic!!!!

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