Friday, March 28, 2014

Thanks a Latte

The challenge this week over CAS-ual Fridays is to
CFC130: Create a Clean And Simple project using...OVALS!

I knew right away that I wanted to use these cups because of the
oval rims and saucers. I also knew I was going to be using
my oval dies.

I had originally planned to try dry embossing with my oval dies
but there wasn't as much detail to is as I had hoped. I was thinking
that I needed to add some color or something - it was too plain.
I stamped the stir stick in Strawberry Slush and laid it on its side.
Better, but it was still missing something. I thought about adding some
dsp as a mat behind the first layer...

This was one of those cards that wasn't shaping up how I had
planned and I was thinking of trashing it. That's when
I decided to use the oval dies to frame the cups with dsp. If you look 
closely at the design on the paper you will see little ovals - yay! That was a 
happy coincidence but when I added
the colorful oval frame it went from a card that I wanted to trash to a card I like.
 The frame added that little bit of punch that was missing.

card stock: whisper white
dsp: fresh prints paper stack
stamp set: hot, hot, hot (fresh squeezed stamps)
ink: stazon, strawberry slush
big shot: ovals die

Happy Stampin'
and thanks for visiting!


  1. That's a beauty Susan, lovely cool colour combination and it's got coffee, winner!!! :D Gay x

  2. Awesome, love a coffee card!
    Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  3. Love the pop of color from the patterned paper and the coffee theme!
    Thanks so much for joining CASual Fridays!