Thursday 10 September 2015

Sparkle and Shine - Coffee Cards

Hello mateys,

How has the week been progressing for you? Its getting warmer here in Sydney, spring is in the air and in my mood. This month Lulupu's challenge for you is to create a project with
There are so many products that you can use to add some shine to your projects - the good old rhinestone, sugar dots, more trendy sequins, glitter. Don't forget Heidi Swap colour shine mists, ranger perfect pearls, wink of Stella..... the list goes on.
Today I want to share 3 cards with you all, mixed media style of course. All of them are made with Prima Coffee Break papers, wood embellishments, stamps and medium.

The background was prepared using strips of torn paper, gesso, a bit of lace, stencilling using the prima bubble stencil and finally a sticker from the same collection. Watercolours were added after that and finally when everything was dry, mix glass glitter with gel medium and apply. Gel medium dries clear, meaning you can see the paint and layers underneath giving a very interesting effect.

For this card, start by applying 3d gel through prima stencil, before the gel dries, sprinkle glitter over it. You can combine two or more glitters too for more depth. Allow to dry completely, else the glitter will stick to your fingers and come off. Places where the glitter didn't stick, the 3d gel medium gives a see through embossed kind of effect.
My final card is very simple. Ive used the traditional rhinestone to add colour to an otherwise coffee coloured card.
The Lulupu store is open again and brimming with new supplies. Have a browse through and you may get more ideas of products that sparkle and shine to use in you creation.

Supplies from the Lulupu Store:
FaberCastell Mix & Match Color Gelatos Set Tropical 4pc
Bubbles Elementals Stencil 6.5"X10.25"
Archival Dye Ink - Jet Black
Broken China Distress Ink Pad
Coffee Archival Ink
Coffee Break Paper Pad 6"X6" 30/Pkg
Martha Stewart Glitter Tinsel Iridescent 12pc
Coffee Break 3D Stickers



  1. Wow wow And wow for the three cards ;) awesome works Kripa.. Love the whole lot :)

    1. Thank you so much for such a nice comment on my cards.

  2. AWESOME cards Kripa ! Last one is my Favorite !

  3. Love these mixed media cards...Awesome!!!

  4. These are gorgeous! My fav paper pack too!

  5. All the three cards are gorgeous Kripa!! :)
    Suchi xx

  6. Awesome...... its really beautiful mixed media card Kripa.......

  7. Beautiful cards Kripa.. I always love to see your soft layers of colors...makes me happy!!
    Love them so much...pinned on my board! :)

    1. Thank you so much for your very kind words Shilpa.


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