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Happy Boba Birthday

Except for a weekly market trip, a daily walk with a mask and an occasional trip for takeaway, our family is pretty well sheltered in place. A few weeks ago I had one of those midday food fantasy discussions with a dear friend. You know the conversation: it's 3 pm, you've been working all day and you hear the call for snacks.

Me: I could really go for a chocolate cake. Like a double layer slice that you get from a rotating fridge in a deli(even in normal times, we don't have one near) .

Friend: For me it's Boba. Half-sweet, extra cream, green tea. Just dreaming about piercing that loli-cup thing now.

It was magical, her birthday was coming near and my Mamma Elephant Boba Shaker Combo Die had arrived!

The first attempt was a failure. I didn't cut enough layers of the boba cup and the bobas didn't rattle but clumped for dear life on the acetate that had mysteriously been covered with my own fingerprints. I had to do everything over again. I grumbled a lot over my Big Shot wishing I had one of those automatic die cutters.

A. The background is Simon Says Stamps Clouds For Days stencil with Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass

B. The back of the cup was done with Distress Oxide Tea Dye and Distress Oxide Gathered Twigs blended in a way to make it look dark and tea filled on the bottom and light and creamy on top.

C. The cups were done with the lightest colors of Copic Blue and Blue Green. I stacked 6 layers of cardstock to get a nice roomy vessal for my cutouts.

D. I hand drew the cat face and used cut outs from the set for my bear.

E. Sentiment is from Echo Park Birthday Wishes

Here is what I learned

  1. Acetate is a real bear. You need to cover it with a little antistatic powder or you will pay with clumps.

  2. Keep your grubby paws off the acetate. Well your paws may not be grubby, but mine are.

  3. I cut my bobas out of papers I colored with Distress Oxide Gathered Twigs. This meant that I had to color the edges brown and was a pain. I'd recommend using brown cardstock if you have it.

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