Good day folks! I'm here with this week's challenge for The Paper Players! Jaydee created a great sketch for us this week. Here's my creation:
I decided to play with some of the new products from the upcoming Holiday Catalog. Have you received yours in the mail yet? If not - but sure to shoot me an email and I'll get on out to you right away! The Holiday Catalog is larger in size and much more full of good things! The only things that aren't new on this card is the Cherry Cobbler Cardstock and the Cherry Cobbler Bakers twine!
One of my favorite things in this mini - this fabulous Sweater Trim Ribbon. My goodness. This stuff is so stinkin' soft - I seriously could wrap myself up in it! If it wasn't 100 degrees out 24/7, I probably would! And how about that woodgrain embossing folder??? Nice, deep embossing! Love it.
What you see here is that I heat embossed the candy cane for some shine - what you may not be able to tell, is the fact that it is Peppermint scented embossing powder! It's heavily scented, but once I embossed it, it really tamed down. And I simply cut a slit in my "cocoa" with an exacto knife to slip my candy cane thru. Wish I had some marshmallows to throw in there! To get the appearance of cocoa, I inked up the mug with Gumball Green, then wiped away the area where the drink (cocoa, coffee, tea...) is supposed to be with a q-tip, and then colored it in with an Early Espresso Marker. Why did I do it this way? Well, sometimes I feel like I don't get a nice enough stamped image if I have to color a large area with marker, so I went this route and was quite satisfied. I did not huff back on the stamp and I suppose that is why the cocoa part is not so dark????? Not sure.
Well, go off and see what the rest of the design team has to show you this week - there are some amazing cards to draw inspiration from!
The Paper Players Design Team