Sunny Studio Stamps Mug Hugs | Colored Pencils and Distress Ink

Hello friends! I'm so excited to share that I'm guesting over on the Sunny Studio Stamps blog again today with four cards I created using stamps and dies from their Winter 2016 release. As I was creating my cards, I decided to create one extra one to share with you here today.

For this card, I used the Mug Hugs Stamp Set. Since I'm a bit of a coffee lover, this one has quickly become one of my favorites because of all the cute little cups and mugs.

You Warm My Heart Coffee Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Sunny Studio Mug Hugs Stamps, Prismacolor Colored Pencils and Distress Ink

I stamped each image using Versafine Pigment Ink in Onyx Black. I then colored each image using my new 150 set of Prismacolor Colored Pencils.  I was lucky to win a Amazon gift certificate recently and with that and an awesome sale, I was able to get the set. It's really quite fun to say that I have all of the colors!

To create the smooth look with the colored pencils, I used Gamsol, which is oderless mineral spirits and stump blending tools.

You Warm My Heart Coffee Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Sunny Studio Mug Hugs Stamps, Prismacolor Colored Pencils and Distress Ink

After, I finished coloring the images, I die cut them and then added a bit of Zig Wink of Stella Clear Glitter to the white area on the snowflakes, heart, candy cane and cookie. You can't really see it in the photos, but it add such a wonderful touch of shimmer and shine to them.

I created the background, by applying Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass to my cardstock using a ink blending tool. Next, I splattered a little bit of water onto the ink using a paint brush. I then dried this with a paper towel to remove a bit of the ink and create a fun, snowy background.

To complete the card, I stamped the sentiment and then adhered the die cuts to my card front using some double sided foam tape to give them a little dimension.

Sneak Peek by Juliana Michaels for Sunny Studio Stamps

I sure hope you'll stop on over and visit the Sunny Studio blog to see the other cards I created. Here is a little peek at a shaker card I created using the Gleeful Reindeer stamp set.

Thanks for stopping!

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Sunny Studio Stamps Mug Hugs Stamps Set
Sunny Studio Stamps Mug Hugs Die Set
Doodlebug Kraft In Color - Color 6x6 Paper Pad
Prismacolor Premier Soft Core Colored Pencils, 150-Count
Distress Ink Tumbled Glass
Mini Round Ink Blending Tool
Zig Wink of Stella Clear Glitter
Tsukineko Versafine Pigment Ink in Onyx Black
Blending Stumps No.2
Prismacolor Colored Pencils Used:
Hot Pink
Process Red
Yellow Orange
Cadmium Orange
Light Aqua
10% Cool Grey


  1. These are so adorable!! Love the soft background behind the mugs and what a great idea to use the patterned paper behind the shaker along with the sequins! ~ Blessings, Tracey

  2. I absolutely love this card & I don't even drink coffee. It's super cute. I bet you're loving that HUGE set of pencils!

  3. Thank you so much for being our guest this weekend. Your cards are all so amazing and I'm always so happy to have you! :)

    1. Please ignore the fact I used the word "so" three times. Just know how much I love ya! :)

    2. You crack me up Mendi! Love you too girl!!!

  4. This is so pretty! Your coloring and design are wonderful!


Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. ~Mother Teresa