Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Entry for As You See It Challenge #156

Ahem, yes, I've been MIA in blogland for...2 years! Just yesterday I sent out my monthly Stampin' Up! newsletter and had a link for my "Sad and neglected blog", but there are still some good ideas on the few blog posts that I do have here. (insert crying laughing emoji).

I recently cleaned my craft room for one our Kaleidoscope Team challenges and whenever I clean my room, I always get the urge to create which leads to mess. It's a never ending cycle really. The good news is that I've been creating and finding JOY in the creating. That's what's important. Especially when I've been held hostage making memories with 4 children for 3 months!

Well, you didn't come here for my witty writing, you came to see my project! Here it is:

Here's the Challenge:

And here is my entry:

I created this card to play along with As You See It Challenge Blog. Challenge #156 It's a colour challenge to use Real Red, Elegant Eggplant, and the new Lemon Lime Twist! It's difficult to tell, but this is a cosmic frappe, complete with Wink of Stella glitter! Created by Tamara Casorso #Stampinup #papercraftingwithtamaracasorso #aysiblog  #challenge156

I call it the Cosmic Frappe! Remember when Starbucks was doing all those goofy and ridiculously high calorie fancy frappes? This is my version. I used the Shaving Cream technique (which now I incidentally smell like a freshly shaven man) and swirled Real Red and Elegant Eggplant Stampin' Up! reinkers around in it. Then smoosh a piece of Whisper White card stock and wipe off the excess. I used the coordinating framelits to cut out the shape of the cup. Also fun, I made a mask using a window sheet and the new Embossing Paste and made that somewhat fluffy looking whipped cream to go on top! I also cut out a window sheet to make the plastic dome on top of the frappe. I know Starbucks uses more of a Garden Green coloured straw, but Lemon Lime Twist was the green (or yellow?) of the challenge. 

A few other fun accents are the wave-like framelit from Swirly Scribbles and the Star Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. And don't forget the clear Wink of Stella. You can't tell, but that Frappe has a whole lot of sparkle to it! I covered it with Wink of Stella to make it look extra cosmic-y. 

I hope you enjoy my entry for As You See It Challenge #156!

Happy Stamping,


Stamp Set: Coffee Cafe, Alphabet Rotary Stamp
Tools: Coffee Cups Framelits, Swirly Scribbles Framelits, Stars TIEF, Big Shot Die Cutting 
Machine, 2 1/2" Circle punch
Card Stock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant, Lemon Lime Twist, Real Red, Window Sheets
Accessories: Basic Rhinestones, Embossing Paste, Stampin' Up Dimensionals, Wink of Stella
Ink: Real Red reinker, Elegant Eggplant reinker, Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker