Wednesday, December 3, 2008


Ready, Set, Snow!

I am ready for snow, since our travelling is done for the year. We went over many rivers and through many woods to spend Thanksgiving with Ed's mom and the rest of his family. I was Internet-less for a week! What I missed most about having no 'Net was not being able to do the TCP challenge last week.

This week's TCP challenge is hosted by Jen. She challenged us to draw inspiration from this picture of cookies. Yum!

Here is my card:

The layout was based on this week's sketch challenge at Splitcoaststampers.

The cookies looked embossed to me. So, I embossed my background with the Snowflakes Cuttlebug folder, then inked up a brayer with White pigment ink and ran it over the raised design. I next heat-embossed the images with white embossing powder. I sponged around the snowflakes with caramel ink, and sponged around the edges to give them that "lightly brown around the edges" look that homemade cookies have. The Penguin panel is popped up on foam dots. To mirror the 'sets of 3' pattern (three words, three pengins, three panels), to add a bit more blue to the card, and to add some balance, I added 3 brads. The brads are faux.

Stamps: The Cat's Pajamas: Candyland Christmas
Paper: Stampin' Up: Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Not Quite Navy; Neenah Classic Crest Solar White
Ink: Colorbox Frost White, Palette Noir, Creamy Caramel, Prismacolor Pencils, Cold Stone Prismacolor marker
Other stuff: Snowflakes Cuttlebug embossing folder,White Embossing Powder, 3/16" punch, Crystal Effects, dimensionals


MiniKat said...

That's an awesome interpretation of the cookies! I just adore the penguins too. :-)

Summerthyme Studio said...

ohhhh that is SO cute! Love your card!

alma said...

Loves this! It's so fun!

alma said...

Alice. This card is so great that it makes you the Swanky Stamper of the Month for January. Please contact me.

Susan (susiestampalot) said...

congrats on being thw Swanky Stamper of the Month for January! this is a great card!!