Lately I've been BLENDING challenges together, hence the title of this post NOT to mention the phrase on my finished card! :)
I started out with a three color base from The Color Throwdown
Color Throwdown #110
Fell in LOVE with the color scheme and just HAD to ink up a new set of stamps that arrived in the mail. Not to mention, with my lack of sleep lately, I've got coffee on the BRAIN, hehe!
I corner rounded the Pink Pirouette base and Basic Gray layer of my card, then added the Scallop Trim Boarder Punch to the lower half of Rich Razzleberry. Found a scrap of textured Pink Pirouette that fit PERFECTLY for the top layer and then moved on to my row of stamped images. I didn't want to cut off the bit of steam from the center image, so I cut the paper a little bigger than the stamp and came back in with my scissors to capture the wisps. I did 'cheat' just a little and added a bit of brown to my coffee beans, the gray shadowing just wasn't cutting it for me. A piece of Rich Razzleberry RETIRED ribbon, edged the 2 cup images with silver & just the tiniest dab of Crystal Effects for my center cup of joe...On to the sentiment, which was stamped in White Craft Ink & heat embossed with White Embossing Powder. I almost added bling to the bottom left corner but decided to keep this one a little more simple, although I may NOT be able to resist adding some before I mail this little gem to a friend! :)
I also used this past weeks Sweet Sunday Sketch BUT didn't get my card finished in time to enter it, BUMMER...