Friday, August 3, 2012

Challenge #24 - Happy Birthday (a little latte)

Last week on CropChocolate, the weekly challenge was a fun one.  Here's what it said:  "This week's challenge is for EVERYONE! This week it's all fun with no rules or guidelines . . . It's a "do whatever you want" challenge. Make something new (layout, card, altered art, etc.) out of 50% or more CropChocolate products and enter it for a chance to win cropcredit. That's it! Have fun and show us your fantastic creations!"

After much thought, I decided to do a card since I still needed to make one for my sister-in-law for her birthday.  I had seen a card on Pinterest using the "water stain" stamp in 3 shades of brown making it look like coffee rings . . . the card said "Hope your birthday is good to the last drop".  Well, since I was late in getting a card and gift to my sister-in-law, I decided to do the "coffee rings" and use a different saying.  Here's what I came up with:

CC Products
 "Note to Self" paper collection by EP
Tan/Brown EP cardstock
twine from JilliBea
 button from Fancy Pants
Walnut Stain distress ink
Black Soot distress ink
Snake Tape 
NonCC: White cardstock; stamp from Skipping Stones Design; and Milk Chocolate Liquid Pearls

As I said earlier, I got inspiration for this on Pinterest . . . I had been trying to thing of a way for the watermarks.  And since I was late in getting this card done, I thought using 3 shades of brown for "coffee rings" (or "latte rings" in this case) would be great.   But I had one little problem . . . I only had 1 brown ink and 1 black ink.  So I decided to experiment by using those 2 inks for this (Black Soot and Walnut Stain distress ink). 

After experimenting with different techniques using just the 2 inks, here's what I finally decided to do.  For the 1st ring (the darkest ring), I used both inks to get it dark.  For 2nd ring (the medium shade), I used only Walnut Stain.  And then for the lightest ring, I also used Walnut Stain, but I stamped it first on scrap paper to remove some of the ink, then stamped the 3rd ring with the rest of the rings. Note: I did NOT clean my stamp off after each time so I'd get a "dark" part around the edge of each ring.   I liked the way it turned out.  What do you think?

Till the next time I'm up in the night.  Kathy


Once Upon A Delight

This is so cute. something i may have to case. I have a friend that would so love this card.

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