Cuppa? plus trial & errors

  What do you see in the cup?  mochachiato?  latte?  Me, I see a simple cocoa with some whip cream and a dash of cinnamon sprinkles.  As simple as this card looks it was not.  It took on a life of its own.  It started out as one thing and morphed into this.  But as my friend Lauren would say “there are no mistakes in art, only opportunities to embellish”   Her blog is to the right if you want to click on the link.  Now back to this card. 

I started out trying to use WaterMark ink as a resist with Glimmer Mist.  Did not work, FYI.  So then I decide to try embossing.  I did so on cream paper and sprayed Juniper Glimmer Mist over.  It looked nice but still not quite right.  So I repeated the whole process again.  It turned out better.  Then I decided to cut them out.  Did do and layered them.  Not enought dimension.  Tore them apart and added Scotch 3d foam.  Now enough dimension…yes something was still missing.  Whip cream.  Marvy puffy stuff.  Then I sprinkled embossing powder in the center just before heating it.  Now my cocoa has cinnamon sprinkles.   I thought the steam was going to be white.  I used opaque white.  Either I do not know what opaque is or my stuff is defective.  But the steam looks good I think.  Once the cards was finished I gave it an over-all spritz of gold glimmer mist


About nikimeiners

Friend, Wife, Mom and an all around crafty old soul. Artist, Writer, Creative Director and Style Maker. Lover of old, fond of the new. Craver of excitement, establisher of the calm. My website Bio- Growing up in a small mid-western town, Niki Meiners was surrounded by a modest, resourceful and very entrepreneurial family. Her simple upbringing spurred her "Can do" attitude and gave her the confidence to try any challenge placed before her. She knew there was more out there than just her small town and set off after high school to explore the world. It was through these travels that she discovered her love of art and her desire to make the world a prettier place. It was not until she suffered a paralyzing illness that she realized she wanted to reconsider her corporate career as a Chief Paper Pusher, and her thoughts immediately turned to her first passion, art. In 2003 she began an odyssey that would take her from product design to publication and everywhere in between. She is known for her distinctive, high quality creations that feature a diverse mix of styles and highly creative approach to even the smallest detail. Niki is an Idea Architect, easily outlining every project from concept to completion. Her creations are simultaneously beautiful and functional and her in depth knowledge of the industry allows her to produce projects with a specific understanding of both the consumers and the manufacturers. This knowledge has allowed her work to be featured in the industries leading craft and lifestyle publications and manufacturers’ websites. nikimeiners at
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2 Responses to Cuppa? plus trial & errors

  1. Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) says:

    Yummy … this looks fantastic! It certainly was worth your efforts … hmmm … I could use a cup right now!!! Great job!

  2. Kim says:

    I like – especially the “foam” on the cup. How did you do that?

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