Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Tea and coffee with Milk

Evening Everyone
Well so much for the sunshine, I suspect that we might be experiencing one of those blink and you've missed it Summers lol.
So you are probably tucked up in doors with a nice hot cup of coffee. If that is the case then my card tonight will fit rather nicely.
Over at Our Creative Corner they are looking for 'Bakin Beauties'. You MUST use something you would use in baking in your creations.
Believe it or not the oval panel in the centre of the card and the spiky flowers have all been coloured with Condensed Milk!!!
I found the instructions for this quite a few years ago in an old magazine, I think it was Somerset Studio or The Rubber Stamper, one of the American magazines that I used to get when I first started stamping, back in the day.
In fact I actually taught it as a class once at The Craft Barn, and the pieces that I have used here were from my class prep file so it has lasted well given that that must have been 10 years ago since I worked there.
If I remember correctly I stamped and white embossed the Magenta flower and then painted the image with condensed milk before heating it with my heat tool to caramelise the milk.
The brown panel at the back of the card has been made by painting card stock with strong black coffee, or you can use a soggy teabag, preferably before you add the milk :O)
The brown leaves were also painted with coffee.
You will be pleased to know that I did use a few normal stamping ingredients - Aged Taupe Embossing Enamel was used on the leaves in the gingham panel and of course some good old distress inks.
I have used a lovely sketch over at Papertake Weekly challenge, although I may be a little late to enter.
Do give this technique a try, it's great fun and it smells pretty good too lol.
Lets hope that the weather tomorrow is a little more encouraging.
Night night.
Hugs Kimx


  1. WOW, Kim! I thought nothing could surprise me, but this sure did! First of all, your creation is GORGEOUS! Those flowers are stunning and they must smell yummy! Next, the milk technique is BRILLIANT! I bet you were excited when you saw this fabulous challenge! ;) Thanks for joining our challenge this week at Our Creative Corner! Hugs, Marcy

  2. Hello Kim
    Thank you, Thank you for reading our Challenge and understanding the requirements needed to participate. Your card is absolutely wonderful, the condensed milk technique, is new to me,but look at that texture!!!! OMG just amazing, and the coffee stained Bg fits so well within your colour palette; the Blue hue giving the card a WOW factor.
    Once again thank you for entering 'Our Creative Corner' this week we are so thrilled to see your work.

  3. That's what I love about your techniques Kim. They work so well, produce unusual finishes, and smell so good!! Loving what you have done here. This could be a good reason (if one were needed) for making a batch of millionaire's shortbread... hmmm. Hugs, Buttons x

  4. AMAZING card and fabulous technique! I can't believe they've lasted that long! Thanks for sharing your tutorial on using Condensed Milk, I never would have thought of that. I also love the layout you chose, it really makes those flowers pop right off the paper. Amazing job on this weeks challenge at the OCC!

  5. This is gorgeous! Hard to believe it's made with those ingredients. Yum... I'm a huge fan of brown and blue combos, and of condensed milk too!

  6. Wow wow wow!!! Awesome design and fantastic use of baking items! Condensed!!! I love how it caramelized. This is truly fantastic! Thank you do much for joining us at Our Creative Corner this week!!!!


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Hugs Kimx