Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Double D Challenge: Snuggle Up Buttercup

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

26 comments:

Diane said...

Fabulous card and a beautiful design!! Love all the layers and what a great image and idea to use for the challenge...yep warm and cozy in a cable knit sweater perfectly designed...happy thanksgiving!!

Darlene said...

Well now ... aren't you the clever one! LOVE that sweater and your design is awesome! Happy Thanksgiving my friend!!!

Sherri said...

I'm in love with this card! That sweater is fabulous and love the combination of papers!!! Absolutely fantastic, Leslie!!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wow! This is so amazingly cool with that wonderful sweater you added to your card. I just love this design and it is perfect for the challenge.

Evelyn S. said...

This is absolutely darling, Leslie! I would never in a million years come up with something so perfect for the theme. As always, I'm going to go on and on about your coloring because it's always amazing. This card is certainly a "snuggly" one.

Kathy Krug said...

I love your sweater and all your layers. Like you I am coveting that embossing folder. smart idea to scan the image and gorgeous coloring on the sweater.

nancy littrell said...

How clever of you to scan the sweater DSP and print on heavier paper. Your sweater is so warm and cozy along with your DSP's and embellishments. Love your perfect sentiment too. TFS my friend. Hugs..Nancy
P.S. Sure glad we stayed home for the holiday. We already have 1 1/4" of rain since 6 a.m. and tomorrow it is suppose to be wind and rain.

The house smells so good...just took out our pumpkin pie with pumpkin from the garden...of course.

Happy Thanksgiving my friend. Soon it will be all about Christmas:-) Hugs..Nancy

aussie aNNie said...

wowow what a fabulous card just love that jumpere and the cute snowflakes...very artistic and well designed.xx

Vicki robertson said...

Gorgeous card, Leslie! Love how you worked the sweater design by scanning and printing so you could color it. Fabulous coloring too.

BVCG said...

pretty. cozy and warm. have a great day

Pauline said...

Oh such a fabulous card! Great combination of papers, and what a great idea to scan the image and print on x-press paper! Love the sweater, such warm colours. The gold snowflakes and your sentiment tag finish off this perfectly. You always create such fabulous cards on these types of challenges. Thanks for another wonderful inspiration today Leslie. I wish you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving! Enjoy the holiday! Hugs,

Christine Alexander said...

great card, that sweater looks wonderful paired with the DP :)

Lynette said...

Just fabulous, Leslie!! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my goodness aren't you ever the clever girl, I have been coloring up some sweaters myself the last few days and you have given me great inspiration for using them on my cards when I get to the cardmaking end of it, I decided to color them all up and then make into cards. I love all the patterns and embossing for the background and you have colored it so cool! Love the gold sparkle snowflakes that you have added to it also!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

This sweater is perfect for the Snuggle theme and love how you matched up the embossing and background with it!!

Margaret said...

What a fabulous creation! So creative. Happy thanksgiving. Hope you have a wonderful time.

pam said...

OMW this card looks amazing Leslie, love the sweater and wonderful colours, perfect papers in your background.
Pam x

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous card love the papers and Christmas sweater-great idea scanning and printing
Carol x

Ros Crawford said...

As always a perfect take on the theme and what a fabulous card!! Beautifully done and it screams cosy!

Barbara said...

A great take on this challenge and a very clever girl are you to scan it and then have success on coloring. The card is just a warm fuzzy and so cozy.

Nanny's Pansy Patch said...

What a great card with the lovely sweater and warm wishes sentiment! Great idea to scan the sweater. I like what the different DSP does for the cards! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Donna Phelan said...

Leslie, this is the coooooooziest! I adore that super pretty plaid background and your wonky textured panels, love that! That sweater is ridiculously cozy and well adorned lol It's cozy and FUN! Well done!

Pretty Paper Junkie said...

I love how you add small details to your cards. It gives them a real polished look. And that sweater is fabulous!

Amelia Breytenbach said...

This is such a wonderful design Leslie. Love the combination of papers, warm colors and the cozy sweater. Great take on the challenge.

Maria Rodriguez. said...

This card makes me feel warm all over, what a gorgeous sweater and absolutely lovely layout and design.
I love sweater weather and we are in the thick of it.
Gorgeous card my friend.
XO
Maria.

Stacy Morgan said...

hee hee Oh my goodness... I wouldn't say this would pass on ugly sweater parties but it is interesting if you just wore it. ha ha Great papers and colors and I like the little scallop across the top and bottom you added.

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