Saturday, 26 January 2013

The Perfect Blend

Happy Saturday Blogging pals, hope you have a nice weekend in prospect.  I'm hoping to fit in crafting time around the dreaded chores myself as I need to catch up and get some birthday cards made and I have a couple of quilting/sewing projects on the go.  Wish me luck !

Today's project is a CAS style card which I'm entering for the current CAS-ology challenge.  The Cue Card for this week is DRINK and one of my favourite drinks is Coffee.

I used a set of stamps and matching dies from Lil' Inkers to create the coffee cup and wrap, stamping the wrap image onto some SU! Lucky Limeade cardstock before cutting out with the die.  I stamped the lid a second time on a scrap of the LL card then cut out part of the image by hand to add a band of colour on the lid.

There's a touch of Glossy Accents on the heart for dimension.  I rounded the cup and lid slightly with my fingers and attached using Pinflair Glue, putting more down the centre to raise it up and give a 3D effect, rather than adding the flat image.

Using a set of Framelits from SU!  I cut a layer from Early Espresso and a smaller layer from Crumb Cake cardstock and stacked them up under the coffee cup image.

On the basecard I stamped the coffee stain image from Queen Kat Designs using Memento Rich Cocoa ink.  I love this stamp as I think it's so realistic looking.  Finally I stamped the lovely sentiment from the Lil' Inkers set in the bottom righthand corner using the Rich Cocoa ink.

That's it, clean and simples !

Thanks for visiting and checking out today's project.


Ardyth said...

OK, I don't drink coffe, so I don't know what that sleeve thing is called, but I love that it actually looks dimensional and thick, just like a real one! (and I love the coffee stains - they add to the atmosphere!) Thanks so much for playing along with CASology this week!

Meghan said...

I always wonder how to use the coffee ring stamp in a set like I know. I'm going to pin this card right away! Thanks for joining in on the fun at CASology this week!

Debs M said...

love this Wynneth x

Kathyk said...

Can't believe I haven't already commented on this! FABBBBBBB card Wynneth and a great green too


Linda said...

Love the green colour with the neutral cardstock.

Rosemary said...

fun take on the cue word... love how you created a ring for the coffee cup! thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Katiejane said...

Such a cool card, loving that stain!
Sounds like a busy weekend, quilting? Hmmm, can't wait to see.
Katie x

Judy1223 said...

Wynneth, I love this coffee cup (my favorite drink of choice!) and the rings it left realistic looking! Thanks for playing at CASology this week!

Deborah Frings said...

As a coffee lover, I'm drawn to all cards with coffee mugs - love this! The colours are just super and I do like the die cut mats! I love that the same stamps can make such different cards!