This is VCRocks first blog hop of the season and we are "Celebrating the Old". We are sharing creations using items that are retiring this year or we can go back as far as desired and use retired stamps and/or products. I purchased "Perfect Blend" last year and hadn't even used it yet, even though I really liked it, now sadly it is going away, but I will keep it and know I will be using it again and again in the future. Here is a card I made.
Card base is Baked Brown Sugar (retiring In Color), second layer is Early Espresso and then Very Vanilla. I used "Gorgeous Grunge" stamp set for the coffee droplets, stamped in Baked Brown Sugar (stamped off once for small droplets). Wrapped two layers in linen thread and adhered to the base. Sentiment was stamped on Very Vanilla and punched out with dog tag punch (retired) and then ends trimmed off, punched another piece in Early Espresso and mounted the sentiment on it.
Coffee cup was stamped on Very Vanilla and Early Espresso and cut out whole cup and then the lid and wrapper separately using a die I had gotten elsewhere for this set. Cup was popped up using dimensionals.
Decided to keep with the coffee theme and pulled out a picture of a project I did a few years back using the "Morning Cup" stamp set and the Petite Pocket Die (both retired). I'm not positive of the colors used now, but I believe it was Rose Red and Concord Crush (retired In Color).
Thanks for stopping by my blog. Hope you enjoyed my creations. You can go to http://www.vcrocks.blogspot.com to see more creations and get inspired!