Good morning! Today is the monthly Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Blog Hop celebrating the fabulous new My Monthly Hero kit! You should have arrived from Clare’s blog and your next stop is Ilina’s blog. This month’s kit is coffee themed, with some fabulous coffee images and coordinating dies, as well as a fantastic fancy die that I used in this post. So many fun images, accessories, and that fabulous fancy die… here’s the breakdown of the items included in the kit:
3.5″x4.5″ window fancy die
11 coordinating frame cuts
Crystal Clear Lacquer Pen
White Puff Embossing Powder
2 8.5″x5.5″ sheets of coffee and tea hand dyed decorative paper
There are so many amazing coffee themed images included in this kit, and it’s a bargain at $34.99 (valued at over $70!). These kits frequently sell out, so it’s always a good idea to subscribe if you want to ensure that you’ll get your hands on one! The kit & add-ons go live in the Hero Arts store on Monday August 6th at 1pm eastern/10am pacific. The main kit is available for a limited time only – once it’s gone, it’s gone. Kits begin shipping from Hero Arts on Friday, August 10th.
For my project today, I wanted to invoke those lovely chalkboards that you see so frequently in cafes and coffee shops. I love creating chalkboard cards with my colored pencils and black card stock, so I thought I’d recreate that feel with my stamps, some white ink, and a white colored pencil. Let’s get started with the details!
I began by stamping the tall, footed coffee cup and some whipped cream from the main kit onto some black cardstock using Unicorn White pigment ink, as well as a few images from the new add-on stamp set Tea Time. I die cut all of the images using the coordinating dies.
I arranged my cluster of coffee shop goodies on my card front in approximately the spots that they would be on the final card, then began work on my custom sentiment. I love accenting certain words in sentiments with die cut letters, so I trimmed off the “coffee” of the “You’re the cream in my coffee” sentiment included in the main kit, then die cut the letters from white card stock. I stamped the partial sentiment in white pigment ink. I then used my gridded mat to arrange my die cut letters in a nice straight line, used washi tape to pick them up and add adhesive to the back, then adhered them to my card front.
I adhered my coffee die cuts using foam tape, then used my T-square to create a white frame around the edge of my card panel. Looks just like a sandwich board that you’d see outside a coffee shop, right? Love this technique!
Now for some fun giveaway information! Hero Arts is giving away an August My Monthly Hero kit (and if you purchase a kit and then win, they will reimburse you!). All you have to do to enter is comment on the blog hop posts. The more comments you leave, the more chances to you have to win! Here’s the full lineup in case you get lost:
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Emily Midgett<— you are here
Shannon Howell says
Hi, Emily; thanks for sharing! What a great idea to make a chalkboard card – it looks fabulous!
Elaine Calderwood says
I love your idea of the Black with white which to me resembles drawing on a school blackboard – what a unique idea. Thank you for this great idea
Cynthia Cole says
Your chalkboard effect is sweet on your coffee card!
Cheryl Rigney says
A fabulous idea and fantastic card!!
It looks exactly like a menu board—so fun and trendy.
Karen Hale says
Love the chalkboard look of your card…Fabulous!
THis is amazing! I love the chalkboard look and your big Coffee word.
CAROLINA C GONZALEZ says
whoa, what a neat take on the coffee card. i would not have thought of this first. so nice!
Fun looking chalkboard treatment.
Barb Khaja says
What a striking card. Thanks for sharing
Yes, looks like a very awesome cafe board!
Toni L says
WOW! How great was the colour choice on your card–love it!
Thanks for the inspiration.
Wowie, that sure is pretty!!
Krystal Showalter says
This is so fantastic! It does look like a chalkboard in a coffee shop, yet so much cuter!
Sharon Gullikson says
The chalkboard look is perfect–like a real coffee house!
Marisa K says
Wow, that chalkboard look is lovely! Makes me need a cup of tea 🙂
Karen Ba says
Like everyone else…I loved the charkboard look of your card….I didn’t think of that….super smart idea….such a cute kit….WOW…Thank you so much
Chalkboard….not charkboard…geez Rosie…LOL
cyndi morris says
Wonderful card. I love the chalkboard look and the unique style.
The black chalkboard looks is AWESOME! Such a great card!
Ramya Abhijit Paul says
Wow the card looks stunning and it’s different and unique. Thanks for the wonderful idea😊♥️
Becky Partan says
I love chalkboard cards, and this one is now one of my favorites. Thanks for sharing.
Lydia B Fiedler says
OH. EM. Gee.
Cindy Holmes says
Very cool! I really like the chalkboard look! Very unique and awesome too!!
Kelsey Thomas says
Love the chalkboard look of this card. Very cool. 🙂
Geri S says
Great kit and great card!
Kelli Horger says
Amazing card! Love the look of the chalkboard.
Lucy E. says
Your chalkboard card is
super fun! I love how you
colored the mug in with
Love the card! Sooo clever!!!
Love the dark with Unicorn White pigment ink, my favorite.
Kirsty Vittetoe says
FABULOUS!!!! Thanks so much for sharing…
tanya Perrin says
I just love your creative take on this kit with the chaulk board theme!
Jen Forster says
Really cool design and coloring!
Sue D says
Love the chalkboard look.
Kathy McCreary says
Very Classy look! Thank you for sharing!
Anna Rodgers says
This is a super fun card! Great idea going with the chalkboard look. I love it!
Leanne in Cali says
This is such a striking look! I love your card. Thanks so much for sharing with us!!
Stunning design. Thanks for sharing your technique!
Stef Perry says
What a delight Emily! Love the blackboard design with the die cut letters emphasizing the word coffee and the pretty die cut coffee cup grouping.
Brenda S Gerber says
The chalkboard look is awesome! This is a great masculine card, too, IMO.
Wow!!! Awesome card!!! Beautiful combo of colours!!!
Carla vdM says
A really gorgeous card in black and white, love the whole look of it.
Dawn Jones says
Love the chalkboard look! What a fun card.
Emily, I ADORE this!
Cindi Lynch says
Such a unique approach – love it!!
A perfect combination of elements, very nice!
Andrea Hastilow says
Fabulous blackboard card, would make an amazing sign for a shop. So elegant & sophisticated, thanks so much for being such an inspiration to do many.
Cindy C. says
Fantastic chalkboard effect!! So classy and beautifully done!!
Beverly Jordan says
Am so in love with your chalkboard inspiration!! Thank you for using the tea time add on so as to show me other options since I have a kit coming! LOVED your sweet card!
Melissa SunshineHoneyBee says
Like the b&w chalkboard look of this.
Dee Earnshaw says
wow your card is stunning – thanks for sharing:)
Robin P says
Love the chalkboard look. Thanks for sharing this sweet card.
Absolutely beautiful white image on black cardstock. It looks like a chalkboard sign at a coffee shop.
Love the chalkboard look. So classy looking.
Celeste Goff says
Wow Emily, this card is absolutely stunning! I love everything about it!
Eva N says
What a fabulous card you’ve created with these new stamps! I definitely need to try your “blackboard” technique.
Mary Holshouser says
Love the white on the dark background.
Fantastic idea. Looks amazing.
thanks for sharing
Sherrie Johnson says
This is such a lovely card. I LOVE the chalkboard idea! Very unique.
Great idea and new way to use the stamp!
Liz Vellali says
love your take on this
Kim Potts says
Love, love, love the chalkboard look! Fantastic card!
MONICA LAKE says
Great technique! Simple yet elegant.
Laura Casselman says
Send that card to me please!
Michele W says
Great card! Love the chalkboard look and the way you added treats around the cup. Thanks for sharing!
Elizabeth Motyka says
love the different fonts that support the menu board look
donna mikasa says
LOVE the chalkboard look–it never goes out of style!
Wonderful card, Emily!
Brandy Duncan says
Very original. I can’t say that I have ever seen a chalkboard coffee card. Love it.
Stephanie Z says
You achieve the chalkboard effect on your card. Just lovely 🙂
Deb A. says
Very neat card! Great idea for a coffee theme.
For the Love of Cardmaking says
I love that chalkboard affect, it looks A-MAZ-ING!!!
Jan E Johnson says
I love the chalkboard effect on the card. I have tried this technique, but does not look like yours. Just more practicing.
Amazing chalkboard effect and awesome card! So just like a coffee shop board. Thank you.
Karthikha Uday says
Such a creative card!! Love it!!
Lea Lawson says
What a cool card! I love the shading, and the cool chalkboard effect!
Jeanne Beam says
Thanks for sharing your ideas…
Julissa Padilla says
I absolutely love this chalkboard look! Even more so with this coffee house theme. Brilliant!
Michelle Hackett says
Wow, what a great look. Love, love love this.
Barb H. says
Wow. The black and white chalkboard look is really eye catching.
Sheri Kempke says
Love your card–very unique and I absolutely love the HA white unicorn ink–it’s the bomb!
Brianna Jackson says
Your card is simple yet elegant – it’s an eye-catcher! Great work, I love it.
Cheriese H says
Love that you chose black for this card! Awesome new release!!
Alanna P says
What a stunning card! So simple, but with big impact! Can’t wait to play with this new release!
The black and white makes for a gorgeous card!
Lori Proulx says
Wow! I love the chalk board look.
HOLY CHALKDUST BATMAN!! That has to be the cutest card ever! 😍❤️ Wow, it’s so simple and so beautiful. Now, I’m SO excited to receive my kit. Thanks for sharing.
I just love the chalkboard look and technique that you made. Beautiful!!!
sherry F butcher says
Wonderful, love the black and white, the stamp and die set. Great ideas here. thanks for sharing.
ohh that black and white effect is amazing. yes, it definitely seems like a sign board at a coffee shop.
love the black and white effect
Laurie Schlichter says
Love the chalkboard effect with the emphasis on COFFEE!
Wow Emily, I love the chalkboard idea! It is gorgeous, the mug/cup, the little treats and the awesome sentiment it all gives you a feeling of looking at a board in the coffee shop. Thank you for showing this beautie!
Awesome release! I love your project! I love the chalkboard effect!
Jessica Williams says
This card is stunning!! I just love the chalkboard look.
Nana Griffin says
A cool chalkboard effect.
Helen Gullett says
STUNNING chalked look card! LOVE it a latte!
Lisa Hicks says
Hi Emily! This is such an original way to use the set. I’ll have to try the white pigment ink, since it seems to have worked so well.
Marisela Delgado says
Great card! Cool chalkboard effect!
Erika Rusch says
I love the simple black and white look of the card!
Amy Cooley says
I love the white ink on black. This is a beautiful card and fabulous kit!
This is such a unique take on the coffee set! Great job!
Karen L K says
Hopefully I didn’t already comment.. This is a super nice look! You have it with the chalkboard, cafe, coffee look.
Love your ‘chalkboard’ card. These elements go perfectly with this technique. Thanks for sharing.
This is an absolutely beautiful idea.
Eleanor Wilson says
These are so good <3
I just love the chalkboard effect…I need to try this. It’s really lovely. TFS!
Hilde Larsen aka. Tindaloo says
awesome card! love the chalky finish 🙂
You achieved a fabulous chalkboard look with those wonderful new HA goodies!!
Jacqueline Bell says
A very elegant card!
Marisa Jesus says
Dana M says
Oh my, absolutely fantastic card! I adore the chalkboard technique you used here.
Kris Reeves says
What a superb idea and you pulled the look off so very well!
Absolutely LOVE your chalkboard look, very clever!
Gina Mongenel says
I love coffee and this kit! I can’t wait to receive mine! Thank you HA and design team for sharing your creativity and inspiration!
Marjorie DUMONTIER says
Oh wow ! That blackboard style card is soooo cool !!