Saturday, September 18, 2010

Perfect Blend

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...


Anne Marie said...

Oooohhh, look at you, Ms. Thing, with that tiny detailed cutting!! Woot woot! I'm getting you a shirt made that says "I like to run with scissors!". Haha! Get it?? Looks awesome and I really like how the coffee beans "frame" the whole thing! Good job, dude!

LeAnne said...

Great sketch and anything coffee is good in my book! Thanks for playing with the CTD this week!