Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Perfect Blend

Hi everyone.  I'm having fun playing with the CAS Mix Up February Challenge - Corrugated Cardboard. :)  There's so many ways to use this product.

I kept the coffee sleeve from a Canadian coffee outlet called Tim Hortons, after recently enjoying a delicious French Vanilla Coffee - yummy! :)  I used it to create the sleeve for the coffee cup on my card. :)  I stamped and paper pieced this fun coffee cup from SU!  I've had this set for YEARS, and I'm embarrassed to say this is the first time inking it up. :)


I added some texture to the background with embossing paste and a stencil, just randomly over the right side of the card front.  A strip of black card stock was added to anchor the cup.  I stamped a simple, little sentiment on the coffee sleeve.  :)

There was still something missing, so masked the bottom and cup, then splattered with just a little black.  Those little splatters made a big difference. :)

I used lots of snippets on this card (corrugated sleeve, coffee cup and lid, and black strip at the bottom), so I'm linking up to the Snippets Playground.







Stamps:  Perfect Blend (Stampin' Up!); Word Salad (Paper Smooches)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah 110 lb.); Black (SU!), Patterned Paper (Ambrosia from Bazzill)
Ink:  Black (Memento); Crumb Cake and Baked Brown Sugar (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Coffee sleeve from Tim Hortons, Burlap Stencil (Tim Holtz), White Embossing Paste (Dreamweaver), sponges

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up February Challenge - Corrugated Cardboard
Snippets Playground - Week 267 & 268

25 comments:

Viv's Visuals said...

This is brilliant Loll - (and I simply adore your Lake Loon one below too!) x

scrappymo! said...

This card is great! I like the upcycle of the corrugated coffee sleeve. I also like the way you paper pieced the paid for the coffee cup.

PS I love Tim's Vanilla Coffee too!

Mac Mable said...

Such a fun card, love the paper piecing and the creative way you used the corrugated card. Yes the splats make all the difference x

Bonnie said...

I love your plaid coffee cup, Loll! You always paper piece so beautifully! Great use of the corrugated coffee sleeve!

Susan said...

Love the paper-pieced plaid for the coffee cup. Great idea to use a sleeve to make a sleeve! The black splatters work really well with the black cs at the bottom.

Daffodil Cards said...

Love the embossing paste pattern and the coffee cup, a great card.
Faith
x

Mrs A. said...

I love your paper pieced coffee cup and what a good use of recycling the cardboard too. Hugs Mr A.

nancy littrell said...

I Love all your texture, plaid paper piecing and splatters. TFS Loll. Hugs...

Sheila H said...

The embossing paste and splatter add a lot if texture and dimension. Your plaid cup pops against the black and white.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Super awesome cup! Great card

Nancy Stislow said...

I do love your style, Loll! That coffee cut is wonderful but it's your added details that make your card so special! Love the splatter- the perfect final touch!

Christine Alexander said...

awesome paper piecing for the cup and perfect texture for the background. Your eye for detail is amazing, those splatters make the card perfect.

Maxine D said...

What a stunning card Loll - love the texture behind the coffee cup.
Blessings
Maxine

SARN said...

Fabulous card and you gotta love how splats just gave it that something extra to finish it off. I'm a big fan of splats!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Linda said...

This is so much fun Loll ... love how you've paper pieced the coffee cup, and the texture in the background looks fab! xx

April Cheetham said...

What a great coffee cup! I have this stamp too and am ashamed to say I haven't used it yet!! Xx

Heidi Stamps said...

Super cool coffee cup! I love the dark base for your table.

Brenda said...

What a fun card Loll! I love it! I'm glad I'm not the only one who has stamps and such for years before inking it up. lol I loved this set when it came out but I already had a few coffee stamps so I didn't get it. Love how your card turned out and even though I don't drink coffee, I so love these cute to go cups! Hugs, Brenda

Julia Aston said...

How fun! love the plaid cup! Julia xx

MaryH said...

So cool! Love the plaid pattern on this nifty cuppa, and the embossing paste texture looks great with the cup too. The black border to anchor the card is just perfect and of course, so are the spatters! Lots of great snippets here! TFS

Happy Dance said...

What a super coffee card, Loll!! I saved a sleeve from Starbucks, and will hopefully be playing along really soon. Your patterned coffee cup looks so cool, and I am so glad you broke out this SU set. It looks terrific against the textured background. Great card!!! Love it. Now you'll have to excuse me while I go get a cup.... ; ) Bev

Di said...

Absolutely brilliant card Loll - love the cup you created and the textured background plus splats are perfect!

Hugs

Di xx

Bobby said...

Perfect blend is right, Loll, of patterned paper, texture paste, corrugation and those wonderful splatters.

Petra Swart said...

Wonderful how paint splatter sometimes just add that little something extra to finish off a card perfectly, hey!!!!! Love your fun coffee card, Loll - the plaid paper for the cup is lovely and the texture paste bg is great!!! Wonderfully done!!!
Hugz

Jane Willis said...

A super card, every little detail works perfectly - those splatters are exactly right
Jane