Sadly, it is the last Paper Players challenge for 2011, as the Design Team takes a well deserved two week break. But the Paper Players will be back, refreshed and renewed, in January to begin a new year of challenges! As the hostess this week, I am treating you to a Clean and Simple Color Challenge based on one of my favorite classic color combinations, Cherry Cobbler, Gold, and Very Vanilla! I hope that you will take time out of your hectic holiday schedule and play along! And I hope you enjoy a peek at these products from the new Occasions Mini: Labels Collection Framelits Dies, Hat Pins, Large Basic Pearls, Apothecary Art Stamp Set.
The Stampin' Schach Design Tips: Easy Vintage EleganceThe finished card is 5-1/4" x 5-1/4".
- Tempting texture! Finial Press and Snow Burst Textured Impressions Embossing Folders add a mix of patterns for a quick and easy eclectic look!
- The Midas Touch! After inking with VersaMark, the image from Apothecary Art was heat embossed with Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder. The flowers were colored using a Blender Pen with Cherry Cobbler ink, while the leaves were colored with Always Artichoke! With heat embossing, the colors do not bleed as readily, making your job faster and easier!
- Hat Pin Haute Couture! The new Hat Pins are perfect for adding a touch of vintage yumminess in minutes. Chantilly Crochet Trim is scrunched right onto the pin and held in position with Mini-Glue Dots. A Cherry Cobbler Ribbon Rose was added to the mix for a splash of color. (See pictorial HERE for instructions on how to make Ribbon Roses using Stampin' Up!'s Seam Binding.) Of course, I am in seventh heaven with the new Large Basic Pearls!
- Christmas Wishes! The sentiment from A Christmas Carol was inked in Cherry Cobbler and stamped onto Very Vanilla. After distressing the edges very lightly with Crumb Cake, the ends were flagged and the sentiment was placed into position on dimensionals.
I hope you enjoyed today's card and the peek at new products. I would love to read what you think in today's comment. And remember, if you ever have a question about the cards that I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away!
I know that Brody can't wait to tell you about his latest show, where he went Reserve Winner's Dog. As for little Miss Muffy, she has been helping mom bake cookies and decorate the house...Boxer style. She has been quite the naughty girl, pulling their stockings off the fireplace...AND she ran away from home. If it would not have been so dangerous, it would have been funny. She proceeded to stay one house ahead of me as I tried to grab her leash. She would race up to each front door and stand, as if to say, "Help! Let me in! There is this crazy lady trying to dognap me!" As soon as I would get close, off she would frantically race to the next house. Luckily when she came to the end of the block, she allowed me to catch her. I explained the dangers of running off, which prompted her to put on her "pouty face".
Oh well. Moms have broad shoulders. Until next time...