Sunday, July 29, 2012

Espresso Crumb Cake

This week's Dynamic Duos challenge proved to be a little difficult for me. I love how neutral Crumb Cake can be and it can be paired with many colors. This week the DD challenge was to use Crumb Cake with Early Espresso which made it a monochromatic color challenge. I don't usually do well with these kinds of challenges so I pushed myself to try it.
I used a base of Crumb Cake card stock which I embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots Folder. I then used a Stamping Sponge inked with Early Espresso Ink to edge the front of my card. I cut a strip of DSP from a retired DSP pack (I'm sorry the name escapes me right now) and cut the end into a banner tail. I cut a strip of Crumb Cake card stock and also trimmed the banner tail end on it. I used the Signo White Gel Pen to add some detail to this piece. I stamped the happy birthday from Made for You Stamp Set in Versamark Ink and embossed it with White Embossing Powder and then used the Bitty Banners Framelits die to cut it out. I edged that with Early Espresso Ink using a Stamping Sponge. I stamped an image from the Apothecary Art Stamp Set in Early Espresso Ink  and then cut it out using the Labels Collection Framelits. I adhered everything to the card using Snail Adhesive.

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Happy Stamping!


  1. I'm so glad you didn't give up because this is such a sweet card! Love the banner strips and the coordinating polka dots! Thanks so much for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week! :)

  2. I so love how you have added the white accents on the flag and the flowers. It's a beautiful touch on the browns. So glad to see you at Dynamic Duos!

  3. I love the addition of an extra sentiment and the beautiful polka dot banner. It's great to have you playing along at Dynamic Duos.

  4. SO pretty, Randi! Love the mix of polka dots on the paper and the embossing. I really like how the white sentiment on the banner pops, too. Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos! :)