Saturday, January 3, 2009

Some of my favorite things are...

.... COFFEE and SWEETS!!!!

This week for the Limited Supplies Challenge on SCS, Judy took inspiration from lyrics from the Sound of Music! When creating your card you are to use some of favorite things, but on a limited basis!!! She even gave us a list, which I too kept checking to make I stayed within the "rules"!!

Limit: Your creation should have your favorite things!

Stamps: no specific theme, but should be one of your favorite companies, or your favorite set or images

Cardstock and ink:Your favorite color combination using three colors (neutrals can be added in addition to the three, if desired). Designer paper is fine, as long as it is mainly the three colors (or less) you have chosen.

Embellishments and tools:TWO or THREE of your favorites from this list:1)brads/eyelets/hardware (so if you use both brads and a metal frame, that still only counts as one since they are listed together); 2)punches; 3)ribbon/trim/cord/twine; 4)Nestabilities/Big Shot/Sizzix/Slice/Cricut/Cuttlebug; 5)flowers (paper or otherwise); 6)chipboard/grungeboard; 7)piercing/faux stitching/stitching ; 8 ) glitter/embossing powder

Technique: No limit here, but if you want to use a favorite technique too, that would be great!

So for my card here I used:

* Stamps: Thanks a Latte by Treehouse Stamps. This is my favorite of Ashley's stamps, and I LOVE coffee and sweets!! I could drink coffee all day long and if sweets were a food group, I'd be in heaven!!

* Cardstock: My favorite color combo is pink/brown, but I also really like Pumpkin Pie!!! So pairing these three colors together was a no brainer with the new Sweet Always dsp I just received!!!

* Embellies/Tools: Well, I LOVE my punches!! So I went punch crazy here using my MS scallop border, ticket corner, 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" circle punches. I used buttons as my embellies, but now I see they aren't on the list!! Oh, well!

* I did paper piecing on the coffee cup with the Sweet Always dsp and popped up the cup portion with dimensionals. That is one of my favorite techniques, as well as sponging my cardstock. I really like to add sponging to any white cardstock, as I feel it takes some of the glare from the white away!! I also used Crystal Effects on the coffee, steam & cherries to make them more "real"!

As you can see on the inside of my card I added more of the dsp using my MS scallop border punch and used the "leftover" strips as added dimension. Some stamping with the cupcakes and coffee bean, and wa la!!

Take a minute and check out LSC201 and make a creation with some of your favorite things!!

Happy Stamping!!!



StampinCathy said...

What a fabulous card Ann. I just love your take on this challenge. I would have never that that brown, pink, and pumpkin would go together, but you sure did pull it off.

Anonymous said...

What a great card!! I love coffee!! :) Cute design!! TFS!