Sunday, October 4, 2015

MFT October Release Countdown Day 2

It's just two more days till My Favorite Things October Release!
Today I'm sharing some fun products from Laina Lamb--Stay Cool and
a Die-namics Cool Cup so you can create tons of cool beverage cards!

And because this is such a fun set, I made two cards to share with you.
First up is a melon bubble tea drink--my favorite!

The cup was die cut from watercolor card stock and colored with a Zig marker
and some water. The "bubbles"--tapioca pearls--were made with the dot stamp
from Snowflake Flurry which happens to be the perfect size.

I freehand cut a thicker straw and stamped the sentiment choices on
the side of the cup. Both cards have backgrounds created with the
new Stencil Crosshatch, stenciled with kraft ink.

The second card happens to be a regular iced coffee with a touch
of whipped cream--yum! The cup was die cut from watercolor card stock
and colored with a brown Zig marker and water.

The whipped cream and straw were cut from white card stock and
I colored the straw with a green Copic marker. Can you see the domed lid?
I die cut it from acetate, and assembled everything on the card base.
The sentiment was white embossed and adhered to the cup.

My big adhesive secret for gluing acetate? This. Tombow Mono Aqua.
It's a clear glue so it makes sense using it on clear acetate, right?
It's quite awesome.

Visit the MFT blog for more inspiration from the designers participating in today's
countdown release, and don't forget to leave a comment there to win prizes!
Hope to see you tomorrow, thanks for stopping by!


  1. Absolutely amazing! I love both cards so much. And you make me drool big time (for coffee and creative use of colors and supplies...). That dome is out of this world! :)

  2. I love the die to go with the coffee cup!

  3. DONNA!!!!!!!!!!!
    Well, you gotta know that I LOVE both of your really made those new products shine. Can't wait to order them!

  4. Love them, the first looks just like Starbucks

  5. GREAT cards!
    stamping sue

  6. Both cards are darling, Donna - I'll take that second flavor, please? LOve that acetate dome!!! CLEARLY makes sense to use that glue - which I happen to have - yay!
    =] Michele

  7. You are just so clever!! Both of your cards are so fun and amazing!

  8. i like the softness you brought to these

  9. OMG I need coffee!What great cards.

  10. Love this new die! Both of your cards are just awesome! Thanks for the tip about vellum glue. Does it show at all when dry?

    1. Hi Sharron! A friend asked me how this glue works on vellum and I haven't tried it out. I think it would depend on how thick the vellum is and what you're attaching it to. I used it on acetate and because it's clear on clear, it doesn't show. Hope that helps!

  11. Delicious cups of coffee highlighted by your ideal background1

  12. Two cups of coffee cards that see me sitting here, mega-watt smiling, at your ingenuity! I'm smitten with this new set! Love my coffee; love your cards!

  13. Love how you paired the sentiments with the cups.

  14. Gorgeous cards, Donna! You really know how to bring these goodies to life...WOW!

  15. beautiful card, I lvoe the color combo!

  16. Brilliant, even the "domed" lid. Thank out for the great glue tip :-D

  17. Make mine good and strong, Donna, and your cards definitely represent that ... very good and very strong!

  18. The cross hatch background coloring is sublime. The white embossed words on the second card remind me of the cream on the coffee. Yummy!

  19. Thanks for the tip on the glue. I have that glue and didn't know. ;) I love your cards. This one is such fun with the acetate top :)