It’s Thursday, and time to play with the Pals at Pals Paper Arts! This week, we have a trio of warm and wonderful colors for you: Riding Hood Red, Crumb Cake, and Very Vanilla. I decided to ink up the Scentsational Season set and prepare two steaming cups of hot chocolate. Enjoy!
The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips
This finished card measures 4-1/4″ wide by 5-1/2″ long.
- Steamy! The Steam image from Scentsational Season was inked in Soft Suede and stamped onto Vellum. Slits were cut into the Mug images to hold the “vapor” in position. A Very Vanilla textured circle, layered onto a Riding Hood Red scalloped circle, provides the perfect backdrop.
- Gingerbread! The Gingerbread Boy was inked in Crumb Cake ink and stamped onto Very Vanilla card stock. A Riding Hood Red Stampin’ Write Marker was used to decorate him, as were Basic Pearls.
- Mmm…Mmm…What a Mug! The snowflake pattern on the Riding Hood Red Mug cried out for pearls. How could I resist. And the hot chocolate? It is courtesy of a Chocolate Chip Stampin’ Write Marker!
- My mistakes! This card took me forever to complete. My original concept was to create my own Designer Series Paper with an array of Mittens from Make a Mitten. So I stamped. And I snipped. And I embossed. And I adhered. And I photographed. And I was unhappy. The moment I took everything apart and substituted the Riding Hood Red pattern from the Fan Fair collection, I knew I had made the right decision.
Muffy Sparkles and Lexi is Another Story
Since so many of you have emailed, wondering how the girls did at the Sioux Falls, SD show this past weekend, I decided to give you a quick update. I know Muffy Lin is just itching to get her paws on the computer and give you the full story. Therefore, I will keep it brief. Muffy did a fabulous job and showed her very best. She won her classes. Her biggest win was Reserve Winners, which once again was quite an accomplishment, since this was a “major” show. She absolutely sparkles when she is in the ring. But little Lexi Lou was quite a different story. The judges all agreed that she was adorable, and that she put on quite a show. The more the judges and her handler laughed at her antics in the ring, the more she “performed”. We are in for quite the journey with this wild child. I hope you will join me for the ride!
My Thoughts Are with You
My thoughts are with my stamping friends out east who are dealing directly or indirectly with the devastation wrought by Sandy. Several of you have checked in with me to let me know that you are safe. I will keep you in my thoughts. If there is anything that I can do from across the miles, remember that I am here for you,
As always, your comments are important to me. Won’t you please let me know what you think of today’s card? Which version did you prefer…mittens or DSP? Of course, if you ever have any questions about the cards I create or the techniques that I use, I am only an email away. Until next time…
Stamp Sets: Scentsational Season (W 121026, C 121190), Winter Memories (W 127934, C 127937); Inks: Crumb Cake (126975), Riding Hood Red (126968), Soft Suede (126978), Riding Hood Red Stampin’ Write Marker (119701 – Regals Collection), Chocolate Chip Stampin’ Write Marker (119703 – Neutrals Collection); Designer Series Paper: Fan Fair (126918), Storytime (126907); Card Stock: Riding Hood Red (111348), Very Vanilla (101650), Vellum (101856); Tools: Big Shot (113439), Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (119176), Holiday Collection Framelits Dies (127814), 3″ Circle Originals Die (122125); Glitz and Glam: Basic Pearls ()