Miss Ink Stamps – Big Mugs

Hello again friends. I’m over on the Miss Ink Stamps blog today sharing a little coffee themed inspiration and ideas for stepping up your multi-layer stencils.

Here’s a look at the finished card before we start with the stenciling process. I went with foil with is super fun when it catches the light and adds a lot of interest to your background.

I started by inking up the mug shape stencil layer with gathered twigs distress oxide ink on a kraft panel. You could use any ink and any color at this point. This will be the base of your coffee mugs for the layering stencil set.

Then, I lined up the detail layer which adds the mug handles and decorations to each mug too. At this point you have tons of choices. Keep it simple and ink another color, add transfer gel which leads you to either flocking or foiling, or add glitz glitter gel for some pizazz. So many different looks!

Today I used transfer gel blanco, cleaned up my stencils and work station and set the panel aside to dry. While it’s drying, this is the prime time to stamp and color your images, heat emboss your sentiment, all the other things.

When the panel was dry, I heated up my laminator and ran it through in a craft & carrier sheet with an emerald watercolor deco foil transfer sheet. It’s like magic every time you peel one of these away. It’s so cool!

Once the panel was foiled, I wanted it to have more texture and dimension so I inked up the edges with brown dye ink and splattered some of the same ink across it too. A little note, if you foil, you you can blot splatters off the foiling, but if you flock it will soak in. Just keep that in mind when you’re crafting.

Then, like I said before, while the panel was drying, I stamped and colored the image from Big Mugs and fussy cut him out. Then I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment on black cardstock and die cut it with a sentiment banner. I decided that I wanted a focal point behind my image to draw your eye in, so I cut a zig zag circle from vellum and adhered the images and sentiment with foam squares.

I love how the vellum cancels the reflective part of the foil and just the color shows through. This is mind baffling to me but I love it! So, after adding the zig zag circle to the foiled panel with tape runner, I trimmed the excess off the edge and adhered it to a card base.

I finished things off with some white gel pen highlights to the image and let the background really shine. It’s so fun to turn in the light and see the different colors on the foil. I love it!

Products used today:
Big Mugs stamps
Hugs in a Mug stencils
Thermoweb Transfer Gel Blanco
Thermoweb Deco Foil Transfer – emerald watercolor
Pink & Main Large Sentiment Strips dies
Pink & Main Zig Zag Circles dies
Pink & Main Embossing Ink, Powder and Anti-static Powder Tool
Foam squares

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

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