Thursday, 5 May 2016

Your Heart's Desire with Laura's Loft

This months shop and hop has a little bit of a mixed bag from me....a Father's day card (I think maybe my hearts desire is neatly pressed and laundered shirts, preferably ones that I didn't have to do myself!) and a touch of coffee...something I long for since I am not allowed it any more! Still, in lieu of that I will take chocolate :)

So here is my first card. I love this shirt cut as it is so versatile. I cut a pattern with my Silhouette Cameo, but you could cut it by hand, use a Cricut or find some dies.
Then I sponged around the edges with a Tim Holtz sponging tool and Distress Inks in Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch. Then over stamp in Salty Ocean with the lines from MFT's (My Favourite Things) Abstract Art set. I love finding yet new ways to use this set!
Then sponge the tie with Distress Ink in Wilted Violet and over stamp with MFT's Party Patterns set. Assemble the card and voila...all done. Nice and easy. You can come up with so many shirt and tie combos with either or both of those two pattern sets.

For my second card I again used Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch inks on the outside of a panel of white card. Spritz with water and blot. I stencilled the middle of the card with stencils from Papertrey Ink (chevrons) and Tim Holtz (coffee stains) using the same colours of Distress Inks in Vintage Photo with a touch of Walnut Stain.
Stamp the charming coffee loving cat from Newton Loves Coffee in Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black on watercolour paper. Colour with Zig clean markers and a watercolour brush. Fussy cut.
Die cut Tim Holtz's Sizzix Bigz coffee cup die (or use a Silhouette or Cricut). Sponge the edges of the cup with Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress Inks. Use a Prismacolour pencil for some shading and over stamp a dot texture (I use Tim Holtz's Cracks and Specks). Sponge the label in shades of blue and stamp the sentiment and coffee beans from the set. Shade the beans a little with the coloured pencil. Lastly sponge the lid in Pumice Stone Distress Inks. Assemble, and put in some shading with a deep blue Prismacolour. Adhere to card. Using some Designer Dries Clear glue stick on some coffee coloured Prills to the coffee stain to give dimension.

This months amazing prize....
And all you have to do is leave a little love at every blog stop! Easy :)
 While you are here, why not check out Laura's shop..there is an amazing sale...35% off from May 5th until Midnight on May 15th!

Here are all the stops:
1. Laura
2. Deana
4. Robbie
5. Heart of Craft ← you are here
6. Lisa


  1. I love both but I'm more partial to the coffee! LOL... Maybe because I haven't had any this morning

  2. Great cards! I have never made a shirt before, maybe some day. Love the coffee card.

  3. Love them both! Coffee is my favorite

  4. just like that kitty, I'm ready for my coffee - cute card.

  5. Love the clever shirt card and your fun coffee card with that adorable Newton peeking over the cup!

  6. Love your card. Newton is adorable.

  7. Perfect Dad card & love the cute kitty having coffee with you

  8. Hi Emma ~ These are both fun cards! That blue is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

  9. Love Newton having coffee with his own mug just gorgeous and the shirt card is great. Very versatile indeed.

  10. Fun cards love the tie and coffee card too

  11. Fabulous cards,love the coffee and kitty!

  12. Cute cards. Love that coffee kitty.

  13. What a clever idea for a Fathers Day card. Love the coffee card - and my coffee too!

  14. Coffee Kitty is adorable!!