It's Double D Challenge time and we're asking you to Snuggle Up, Buttercup, and get cozy with your crafting. Be inspired by the mood board to pull out whatever supplies you have to make the creation of your choice. I'm thinking in terms of Christmas cards, so here's what I did:
In our mood board below you can see it was the red and green plaid and the comfy knitted items that inspired me.
Creative winners are selected by team vote, and a prize will go to a random winner:
So, about that sweater... my friend, Connie, sent me some pages from a desktop coloring calendar to try before I buy, and this sweater was one of them. She warned me the paper was very thin and not so easy for Copic coloring, but I solved that problem by scanning and printing actual size onto X-Press It Blending Card. Hooray, it worked!
I mixed up the background with a snowflake-embossed red panel and some gingham over the plaid, tucked in a tag, and trimmed with a stitched scalloped edge. The snowflakes on the sweater printed black, of course, but I went over them with the ultra-fine tip of a red Stampin' Up! marker. I use those markers a lot for detail like this. Gold snowflakes for sparkle. The sentiment is a Stampin' Up! oldie. Full recipe is below my signature.
There are some super fun team samples on the Double D blog. I see Darlene and I had almost exactly the same idea, and some of the girls used a cable knit embossing folder that I'm now coveting. There are kitties and a puppy and mugs of warm brew... so much inspiration. Enjoy, and I'll see you again soon!
Stamps: Calendar page sweater, SU All Year Cheer I Paper: X-Press It Blending Card, SU Very Vanilla heavy weight, kraft, SU Poppy Parade, gold glitter card stock, Graphic 45 Raining Cats & Dogs designer paper Ink: Printer, SU Chocolate Chip, SU red marker, Copics for coloring Accessories: Cuttlebug Snowflakes embossing folder, Fiskars Scallop Paper Edgers (scissors), Poppystamps Stitched Main Street Tags, Spellbinders Create-a-Flake Five