CAS card with beer mug for Day 3

We’ve reached the middle of the MFT April Release Countdown and I’m back with a clean and simple card featuring the fun Frosty Beer Mug Die-namics.

Day 3

I started by die cutting both parts (the mug and the foam) twice out of heavyweight, Copic friendly card stock. Next, I stacked the pieces with glue and went on to coloring them…

Close up of realistic coloring of a beer mug.

I wanted to make the mug as realistic as possible, so I used a photograph of a real beer mug as a reference to color it with the following Copic markers: YR24, YR21, E35, E53, E51, C5, C3, w7, W5, W3, W1 and W00. I also used some Prismacolor pencils and a white gel pen for the details.

Maculine, CAS card with a realistic looking beer mug for Father's Day or Birthday.

All in all, I’m quite happy with the result, although some parts (like the base) could be better… Once I was done with the coloring, I applied a thick layer of Glossy Accents all over. I let it air dry but the sides started bending upwards, so every now and then I would hit the back with my heat gun. Just in case I didn’t touch the front until the next day.

CAS card with beer mug created by Laura Dovalo for MFT Stamps.

To create a realistic looking foam I decided to use a puffy snow marker. I applied it to my die cut after shading it lightly with a couple of gray markers. Then I blasted it with my heat gun to make it bubble.

I went with a really simple look for the rest of the card and used the following products to create it:

Cenital view of handmade card with realistic beer mug.

As a last touch, I added a couple of black enamel dots. Thanks for your visit! For more inspiration from the DT, check out the MFT Blog and YouTube channel!


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