Friday, August 27, 2010

The Coffee Throwdown

Another week and another creative day with my fabulous friend, Dawn. We have been having a lot of fun lately with using online challenges, (with our own little flair thrown in) to jump start our creativity. It's great to see what two stampin' souls can create from the same challenge.

This week our challenge had THREE parts to it! Why? Well, I think Dawn secretly enjoys watching me pull my hair out with my indecisiveness! :)

Here is the challenge break-down:

PART ONE- We used this fantastic color combo from the creative gals over at 

PART TWO: Then we decided on this fun sketch from the Splitcoast Stampers Wednesday Sketch Challenge

PART THREE:  Because "someone" wanted to play with my new coffee-themed stamp sets (ok, we really BOTH did), we went with a crazy COFFEE theme! 

I will admit, I REALLY struggled with this challenge (maybe because there were, *cough, cough* so many parts to it...I'm KIDDING!) There was something about that Pretty in Pink color that had us both duped on this one. That is really odd for me, because if you know me, you know how much I like...ok, LOVE, pink! I just struggled to make these colors work for a coffee-themed card. 

So what you see is my end result...after a lot of hair pulling and copious amounts of Diet Dr. Pepper. I over-compensated for my indecisiveness with a lot of BLING and lots of tiny details. I embossed the coffee cup images on DSP and cut them out. Then I colored in the tops of the mugs and added Crystal Effects, so it looked like a "real cuppa joe". I thought adding the glitter to the "steam" would be cool, but in hindsight I should have maybe just embossed it...oh well. 

Until the next one...

**I do want to give props to Dawn and her cutting prowess, for cutting out the inside of the tiny cup handles for me...because I was whining about it like a small child. Thanks, dude! 

Supply List:

Stamps: Non-SU! coffee set...BUT the "steam" on the coffee is from the Morning Cup set

Ink: Basic Black craft ink

Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Rose Red, So Saffron, Whisper White cardstock, In Colors Hostess 6x6 paper pack, Delicate Dots DSP (retired, Sell-a-Bration)

Accessories: Pretty in Pink ribbon, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Small oval punch, Scalloped oval punch, embossing powder, Crystal Effects, corner rounder punch, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Non-SU! button, sequin, bling

Have a great day,


  1. Anytime DUDE!! Love your FINALLY 'put together' card! lol... Nothing like BLING to make you LOVE your cards just a little bit! AND those mugs are freakin' SWEET!! :)

  2. Dear Anne Marie. This card is really beautiful. Love it. & You have so many gorgeous projects on your blog. And I am so glad we have this hobby, right! Thanks for sharing again. I always love to check your blog. You have a mind of your own.. which is so creative and fun.
    Enjoy your day, Pauline

  3. Great project - and I love the line of gems along the bottom. Coffee and bling go together!

  4. This is a great card and love how you paper pieced the coffee cups and I would be whining as well cutting those out.

  5. You totally rocked these colors! I LOVE that you made a coffee themed card for the Throwdown challenge! It makes it so girly and I love that!!!!

  6. I love coffee cups. Great card.

  7. I also combined that sketch with that color combo. I like how you let the bold colors shine. Those coffee cups are cute.

  8. Very pretty! Thanks so much for playing the Color Throwdown!

  9. I LOVE everthing about this card! I really like that you round the corners, mine are normally all straight!

  10. Ooohhhh...LOVE your "coffee throwdown" card! This is right up my alley! Great job using our colors. I'm so glad it finally came together for you. The end result is so worth your struggle :] (IMO)

    Thanks for playing along with the CTD this week!

  11. What a fun card. Love the coffee cups!


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Anne Marie