Shana Gaff
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Saturday, February 15, 2014

Perfect Blend

It's time for a new challenge at Addicted to CAS and it is one that I know many of you will love. :)
I myself do not drink coffee, nor do I like the smell of it, but I do LOVE the Perfect Blend stamp in the annual catalog, so I had something to work with! lol
I could not get a good photo with my normal backdrop, so I opted for a Strawberry Slush backdrop instead. It wasn't until I had my photo all edited that I realized the cardstock looks white instead of Very Vanilla!  Oh, well, you get the idea!  I thought the splatters from Gorgeous Grunge looked like coffee grounds when stamped repeated, so I embossed them in Early Espresso embossing powder to make them really stand out.  No Embossing Buddy needed here because I WANTED the extra little splatters!  The coffee cup is stamped on three different colors and I cut the pieces apart and assembled them, with the lid on some Dimensionals for a little pop.  Even though I don't like coffee, I sure think this is a cute set! :) 

Stamp Sets: Gorgeous Grunge, Perfect Blend
Cardstock: Baked Brown Sugar, Strawberry Slush, Very Vanilla
Ink: Early Espresso, VersaMark
Tools: Heat Tool
Accessories: Early Espresso Embossing Powder, Dimensionals


  1. Love the splatters as always! Am
    I like that strawberry colour combo with the brown x

  2. Great card Shana - love how you've used the grunge stamp to represent the coffee beans.

    Karen x

  3. Love the splatter background on this!

  4. Great card Shana - the splattered "coffee beans" look fab.!
    Sylvia x

  5. Great design Shana ... love the "splatters" with your grunge stamp - makes the perfect background for your coffee cup. Loll xx

  6. I think that grunge definitely looks like coffee grounds! What a great card!

  7. This is a great stamp. I really like it (I'm a non-coffee person too). I love the background. Great card!! xx

  8. Hi Shana what a fantastic card, love the splatters and the great positioning.


  9. Shana, I love that bg spatter! Great coffee card!

  10. CAS perfection Shana :) I love those splatters behind the coffee mug