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Monday, March 14, 2016

Honnor thy Father...

Morning y'all!
I wanted to share with you my version of the Irish Coffee Mug  . Now you can buy it as kit or as single items. I prefer to buy the whole kit as I never know when I am going to want other pieces of the kit later and it is more cost effective to buy it as a whole.
  So many ideas went through my mind when I saw it. I know Father's day is not till June but I couldn't wait to share this wonderful mug. While I am at it, welcome to Diana Tam a new member of Dreaming Tree! Lets begin.

I started with the bottom_handles_panels and ungrouped and released compound path, to delete the shamrocks from the bottom of the panels. Make a compound path and regroup without moving anything if you can. If you should accidently move something click the undo button and the top (back arrow) and regroup.  You can either cut your panels now or you can wait. I went ahead and cut as I knew exactly which paper I wanted to use.

I cut the main_1_evergreen and main_2_evergreen out of Bazzill Admirl card stock. I put the body together and then inked the edges all over with copper brilliance ink, then went over the top of it with gold brilliance ink. I wanted an aged feel to this and either ink alone was not quite right. Hey ink manufacturers we would love to see a brass color! 
You will need to follow Leo's video on how to put this together as it is not the way most of us seasoned SVG cuts people are used to. It is clever to say the least but defiantly wasn't what I was expecting. My suggestion is do not use Bazzill Admiral paper as it tends to be a bit stiff and difficult to work with, rather choose a paper that isn't quite as stiff. American Craft has a few that can be that way as well and while I love this color because it's a true navy, it is a pain and I know it. This made it difficult to get the handle together so save yourself some aggravation and use something a little less stiff. I inked the panels with Tim Holtz Vintages Photo ink and adhered those to the body.

A trip down the hill was necessary to get the right color charm I wanted for the front of the mug. I still ended up buying gold paint to sponge it on and then inking over the top with copper Brilliance ink, to give it the look I wanted.
I used some old dictionary papers I had received in a kit years ago for the center of the charm. I inked the piece with Tim Holtz Vintage papers and then stamped DAD in the center with Archivers Black ink. I used the 25 Round punch from epiphany crafts and the round 25 bubble cap to adhere to the dictionary paper. To adhere the paper to the charm I used some Ranger Glossy accents.  I had purchased a brass chain to go around the cup but didn't like it when I put it up to the cup so I changed it to a blue ribbon. After all our dads are blue ribbon material anyway right? Mine sure is!

The Accents that were to be gold for the top and bottom portion of the Mug were inked the same way with the copper and gold ink to tie in the whole feel of the mug. I filled the mug with recycled blue shredded paper and put the gift in a cellophane bag tied with the same blue ribbon.

There you have it my version of the Irish Coffee Mug done Father's Day style. I am waiting on some paper for another way to use this mug, but I wont spoil the whole surprise for you. More to come and my fingers are itching to get some more crafting done. I need to make some purchases from Mary, as usual she is coming up with some amazing stuff.
Thanks so much for stopping by and reading my blog. It is still early for most here in California so have another cup of coffee, have a wonderful day and happy Craftin' Y'all!
Blessing, Sharalyn

3dSVG Used:
Luck of the Irish SVG Bundle

Supplies Used:
Bazzill Card Stock: Admiral
K& Company: Blue Awning
Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Vintage Photo
Archival Ink: Jet Black
Brilliance Ink: Copper and Gold
Bead Landing Frames
Epiphany Crafts: 25 round Circle punch and Bubble Caps
Dictionary paper from Stash
Ranger Glossy Accents
Blue 1/4 Ribbon from Stash
Folk Art Multi-Surface 14K Gold Paint/ Metallic Acrylic Paint
Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
Silhouette Cameo/ Designer Addition Studio

Note: here is a Link for the paper I used: K& Company Blue Awning