Sunday, July 22, 2012

Paper Players #105

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


Dawn Easton said...

Jen, this is wonderful! I almost reached for those new stamps and dies too!!! They look fun! Wish I'd ordered the scented embossing powder
Thanks for the inspiration!

Nance Leedy said...

Hi Jen! So good to be stamping with you. I am in awe of all the amazing details on this adorable card. The slit for the candy cane, the embossing, the sweater trim and I love, love, love the "stitched" baker's twine frame. How stinkin' clever! Now, I'm wishing I ordered this set and dies! There's always the next order, right? LOL. Thanks for the warm welcome back! (hugs)

LeAnne said...

So excited that you used this new bundle! Anxiously awaiting my own! LOVE the "stitching" around the card too!

H2 :) said...

I'm feeling all warm & cozy just looking at your cute card Jen. Love all the texture you have added with the wet & dry embossing, the twine & the sweater trim, & that stitched frame is totally awesome! :)

jaydee said...

Fabulous Jen, I love the textured background with the mug of hot chocolate. It feels warm, cozy and really Christmassy.