Step into the Cafe...

Hi Again Everyone...and Happy New Year!
I hope that 2016 is off to a wonderful start for all of you!
It's hard to believe that another year has passed and we're embarking on a new adventure!

As you all know, it's Wednesday...which means it's a Heartfelt Creations posting day!  Yay!
Have you seen the sneak peek of the Sugar Hollow collection being released next week?  
If not, be sure to check it out on the HC blog!

Now, on to I'd like to share with you the "heavenly scent cafe"... the sign says they serve up simple pleasures and the perfect blend!  LOL

I stumbled upon a "cracked glass" tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers (tutorial link is in the instructions below), and decided to give it a go.  The picture doesn't show the cracking too much, but I didn't work with it to get it super cracked either as I wanted it to mimic frost more than landing up looking like a broken window! I wanted to give the recipient of this card the feeling of strolling by a cafe and looking in the window, being drawn in by the yummy smells and sights.  I've cut the window shape using my Silhouette Cameo and have used an embossing folder to give the background the feeling of a brick wall.  They have both been cut out from a patterned paper from within the Coffee Talk Collection, which adds to the interest and colors on the window and wall. The window has been raised off of the background paper to give it a some dimension.   I've used a pre made card panel from the collection and cut it to size to create the inside view of the window.  The large sign has been fussy cut and popped up off the card to give it the look of hanging above the window.  I found the small sign shape in the paper collection, and used one of the sentiments included in one of the cling stamp sets to give my "cafe" a name!  I popped it off of the large sign for even more dimension.  I've fussy cut the small row of coffee cups and popped them up off the sign as well.  

Lastly, I've fussy cut the cute little coffee cups image from the paper collection that you find on the bottom of the card, and used one of the pre made sentiments and cut it to resemble a small banner.  
I've added a few small, simple flowers to accent the piece and give it a touch of whimsy!

I do hope you've enjoyed your trip to the "heavenly scent" cafe!
Now that you've stopped in here to grab a sure to stroll on over to the Heartfelt Creations blog where there are so many more stunning projects to take in!
Such a super selection of many different collections the designers have played with this week!

Until next time...

Project Supplies & Instructions
HCDP1-261  Coffee Talk Paper Collection
HCPC-3712  The Perfect Blend Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3644  Birds and Blooms Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-757  Leafy Branch Die
HCST1-401  Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
SMP001  Stamp Mat Pad
TSMP808  Memento Dye Ink Pad - Espresso Truffle
TSMP607  Memento Dye Ink Pad - Nautical Blue
159723  Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
352854  Metal Glue Tip - Art Institute

Other Products Used:  white card stock, clear embossing powder, heat tool, Memento Dye Ink Pad - London Fog, VersaFine Black Ink, VersaColor Pine Cone Ink, Tim Holtz Brick Embossing Folder, Versamark Ink, Stickles - Ice Blue, scissors, paper trimmer, 3D foam dots, distress ink tool, BigShot manual die cutting machine, Silhouette Cameo Electronic Die Cutting Machine, Silhouette Store Design ID #42611, water, spritz bottle, scor tape, sponge finger daubers

Watch this video to see how to shape the Birds and Blooms mini flower.

Create a 5"x7" card base using white card stock.  Using your electronic die cutting machine, cut a rectangle just slightly smaller than the card base, as well as the  resized window piece from the cutting file using the cream patterned paper from in the Coffee Talk Paper Collection.  Run the background paper through manual die cutting machine using brick image embossing folder.  Ink the embossed background paper and window image using a light brown ink and then a dark brown ink until you achieve an aged look to the brick work and window. Ink all edges of both pieces with a brown ink to finish.  Cut the rectangle card panel image shown in the window from the paper collection.  Follow this tutorial to create the "cracked glass" effect used on the inside window card panel.  Once finished with the cracked glass portion of the project, adhere card panel to window.  Using pop dots, adhere window to brick work background.  Adhere to card base.  Next, locate the large sign image and the small sign image  in the paper collection and fussy cut.  Ink all edges using a brown colored ink.  Ink the small sign edges with an additional touch of dark blue ink.  Using a black colored ink, stamp sentiment onto small sign.  Once again using foam pop dots, double up the dots for extra height and adhere large sign to card as shown.  Using just a single layer of pop dots, adhere small sign over top of large sign as shown.  Fussy cut the small image of coffee cups from the paper collection, and once again using 3D pop dots, adhere to large sign as shown.  Fussy cut set of coffee cups as shown on the bottom corner of card from a pre made card panel, as well as the sentiment.  Trim out one end of the sentiment to create a banner.  Ink all edges of cups image as well as sentiment with a brown ink.  Adhere sentiment to window image, and then adhere coffee cups image using pop dots.  Stamp one inking of the small flowers from the Birds and Blooms Cling Stamp Set onto a light blue paper from the paper collection.  Add a touch of dark blue ink to each flower using sponge daubers and then cut using coordinating die.  Using a spritz of water and flower shaping tool kit, shape flowers and adhere to card as shown.   Add a touch of blue stickles to each flower.

This card has been shared in the following challenges...
 Crafty Sentiments Design..."Anything Goes"
Through the Craft Room Door..."Anything Goes"
Crafting From the Heart..."Anything Goes"
Craft Your Passion..."Anything Goes"
House of Cards Challenges..."Embossing"

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