So, when I saw on the Winnie & Walter Blog they were sponsors for the AAA Cards CAS Game #111 I knew I wanted to (try) to play along for a chance to win a gift certificate and when Amy (you know... #AMYMADEMEBUYIT Amy) challenged me to try out the CASology Week 292 Challenge which has a Foil Cue Card (and Stamplorations is the Sponsor!) I decided to mash them together because, well, this really IS the biggest challenge for me... CAS.. and what was the chance I'd be able to do it twice??? (Not very good... she whispers). Don't get me wrong! I LOVE and can truly appreciate a beautiful CAS card... but when I'm creating, I have a switch in my crafty brain that doesn't usually turn off in time to create something CAS myself. And I'm ok with that, because I also love lots of layers and embellishments and stuff. When I stop at your place and tell you I LOVE what you did... I do because while I may have a creating preference, my viewing pleasure has no boundaries..
SO the AAA challenge is to use only one third of the card... I had foiled this awesome Coffee Bean Background from The Cutting Cafe a while ago and was just saving it for a future project... and I thought this would be perfect. I challenged myself by using the silver instead of gold which is my usual go to. The file comes with black coffee beans, brown coffee beans and just the outline (so you can color them whatever color you want). Knowing I was going to foil these, I printed them on my laser in black and used some Gina K Silver Sequins foil. LOVE that stuff because of all of the sparkle and the colors it picks up! Then I cut the Hello Sunshine out of my strip of foiled print using a Stamplorations die.. one of my favorites! I backed it with black glitter paper to make it stand out from all of the sparkle going on.
The coffee cup die is from CC Designs and it was the perfect size. I cut the butterfly from some Crate paper and I added a couple sequins in black also to finish it off. See how the foil is picking up all of those beautiful colors?? LOVE it!
Thanks for stopping and you'll be seeing those foiled coffee beans again soon... come back! And be sure to check out these two challenges: