Thursday, August 20, 2009

Cold and Cuddly meets Warm and Yummy

I will have to admit, I am having a very hard time stamping fall and winter themed kreations. I am very much a summer girl and I hate that it is quickly coming to an end. But with PPA's Anything But a Card challenge I decided to use this mug template and these new sets, Cold and Cuddly & Serene Snowflakes, both will be available Sept 1 in the new Holiday Mini.
*Cut out the template onto Night of Navy. Used my Wide Oval Punch to kreate my handle.
*Stamped my Serene Snowflakes image in Whisper White Craft Ink and sprinkled with Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder. Set the sparkle with my Heat Tool.
*Inked my polar bear in VersaMark, stamped onto Bashful Blue and covered with White Embossing Powder and heated. TIP: You will need to use either Craft ink or VersaMark when applying embossing powder as these specific inks will allow the powder to stick
Snipped him out with my Paper Snips (scissors)
*Inked my glacier onto Whisper White paper, in Bashful Blue Craft Ink and gave it some sparkle with Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder. Snipped out my ice.
*Little mug was inked in Choc Chip Craft ink and carefully sprinkled some Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder on the steam. Carefully snipped out and was even able to slip part of my bears paw into the handle
*Inked up my hat in Real Red and decided he needed a scarf too. Now this set doesn't have a scarf, but if you look closely, it is another hat that I inked and snipped out twice and finagled until I got my scarf look. I love it :)
*My polar bear, hat and mug were all placed on dimensionals.
*Finally the sentiment and edges were inked in Bashful Blue Craft and again, sparkle with some Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder.
*And a White Taffeta Ribbon completes the project.

I had a hard time photographing this little gem :) Clicking the photo to enlarge may show a bit more detail. Unfortunately you can't see much of the sparkle, it is subtle but a perfect wintery feel. A package of cocoa is the perfect fit to warm your recipients heart :)

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Stamps: avail Sept 1 in Holiday Mini: Serene Snowflakes, Cold and Cuddly
Paper: Whisper White (100730), Bashful Blue (105120), Night of Navy(100867)
Ink: Whisper White Craft(101731), Bashful Blue Craft(105233), Real Red(103133), VersaMark
Accessories: Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder(101930), Heat Tool(100005), Paper Snips(103579), White Taffeta Ribbon(109070), Large Oval Punch(107305), Dimensionals(104430)


Tiffany said...

You did great summer girl! What an awesome template you shared. Thank you!! Love the polar bear. He is cute!!!

Melissa said...

For a summer girl, you really went out of your comfort zone!

This is adorable! You sold me on the Ice, I gotta get some of that!

As always, it is a pleasure to stop by!

Mary Fish said...

Seeing your sweet mug makes me feel like Anything But a Card should happen more often. This set is absolutely adorable, especially paired with the mug. You are the queen of 3-D. Hugs, M

Lorraine said...

That's so cute. I know someone who is going to love this idea. Thanks so much for sharing!

....Linda.... said...

OK - I will be downloading this template as well - adorable - polar bears and hot chocolate - perfect combo!

Michelle said...

I commented on this at SCS as well. i LOVE your card! LOVE how you used the hats as a scarf. Very clever...and the colours are amazing!

GCgirl said...

LOVE the mug...too cute!!

Pals Paper Arts said...

Great way to show versatility in a stamp set. That scarf is just too cute!

On behalf of the Pals Paper Arts design team, thank you for Playing @ PPA.

Kris Kilcoyne said...

I can't believe I didn't comment yet (at least as myself) LOL!

This is such a cute idea. The mug almost looks real. Are you sure it's paper?

Carla Bazhenow said...

Again, your card make me smile. You are so talented. So original. I love it. Your polar bear is a 10!

Ann Schach said...

Too cute, Kim! I love it!

Caryl P said...

What an adorable "mug" I love it! Thanks for linking the template too.

Lori said...

Adorable! Love the colors and the snowflakes and what a cute polar bear. Thanks for the mug template, I'm going to have to give this one a try!

Margaret Moody said...

This is so cute, Kim! Love the colors and the stamp set, too! Your creation has inspired me to think ahead to winter! Thanks for the nudge!