Mug hugs

I could not make up my mind on the colour for my mug, so I did a bunch of colours! 

I first stamped and heat embossed the mug using white embossing powder, then die cut the piece with the wonky dies. I then proceeded with the water colouring using Tim Holtz Distress Inks adding layers of colour until I was happy. Once dry I splattered with more inks and an acrylic black ink, then attached to my aqua base. For my sentiment, I die cut the hugs using white fun foam, then coloured only the top with a glitter marker, leaving the sides white. It has the appearance that it is floating, which I like. And, being me, I added a few metallic sequins to finish. 

Thanks for dropping by today .... 
Products: Stamplorations Brew-tiful Day Stamp, Simon Says Stamp Hugs, Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Black Acrylic Paint, Martha Stewart Glitter Marker, Paper Garden cardstock, Fabriano Hot Press Watercolour Paper, Fun Foam, Sequins.


  1. OMG, Kia..I LOVE your heat embossed coffee cup with your bright colors of layered Distress Inks:-) Your colored and black splatters add so much texture. What great idea to die cut your hug with fun foam and then color too. Such a happy fun card my friend. TFS Hugs!

  2. Gorgeous card Kia :-) I love the white embossed cup, the arty design is fabulous and the colours are awesome! I love the whole design of this, I would frame it and hang it in my kitchen!!

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  3. Wow ! That's a great card ! I love the bright colors, very cheerful !


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