Cool Beans With Elena

December 19, 2017

Hi there! Elena here.

I'm thrilled to be here showing off Cool Beans for Christmas. I give away a ton of Starbucks gift cards to tired teachers and this card would be perfect to give along with those gift cards:

I used the very cool Waves cover plate to add interest to the background. I love how festive it looks in white over the red background!

For the coffee cup, I knew I wanted a circle with a heart inside, but I didn't have a circle I could stamp (I really wanted that black outlined image!) so I made my own:

I stamped the balloon from Hats Off - but can you see how the ink at the bottom was wiped away before I stamped it down? I stamped the heart from City Celebrations in the middle - perfect fit!

After die-cutting the balloon, I snipped off the balloon nub and re-drew the missing part of the circle with a copic multiliner pen.

Sometimes getting the look you want is as easy as looking at the stamps in your stash.

I colored the cup a vibrant red, and the circle a bright green.

To add some punch, I heat-embossed the sentiment (from Polar Pals) onto a rectangle of black cardstock.

I added highlights with a white gel pen to finish things off.



Andrea Hastilow said...

I like this card, the background effect is a stunner, trying to decide whether to buy a cup die or is it to late, what do you as professionals think ,please advise ?

Avery Elle said...

This set would be great all year round for Teacher's gifts, thank yous, friends, etc.

~amy~ said...

LOVE this!

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