Happy New Year!! Excited because I get to be the New Years guest designer over at Paper Sweeties! When I saw this inspiration picture I knew right away what I wanted to use...
I bought the Paper Sweeties Homemade With Love Sweet Cuts and Stamp Sets when the last Coffee Lovers Blog Hop was coming up. I knew I'd get a lot more use out of it than just for that so it was a no brainer.. the set is fantastic both for Christmas projects and with different colors and papers for any time of the year. AND you can get both together and save a couple bucks! Here I decided to go wintery for a thank you card I wanted to make for someone that has been so generous and is so eager to share her crafty knowledge with me. The cup, cupcake, steam, snowflake holly and the snowflake on the cup are all from the Homemade with Love sets. Pat bought me some really cool distress embossing powders for Christmas from Stampendous and I finally found a 5x7 snowflake embossing folder by Darice also. So I played around with my new toys for the background.
For the cup, I used the dies to cut it out on white and then stamped the image with Versamark and use some of my new embossing powders on it. Colored in the coffee, stamped the snowflake on cardstock and popped it up on the cup and well, of course I added some liquid glass to the snowflake and the coffee. Then I used the sweet cuts to cut out the steam which you can barely see because I used some scraps of acetate I had and of course added some liquid glass to that too. For the cupcake, I stamped the image on white for the frosting, colored it with my shin hans and embossed it to add some swirls and then stamped the whole image on the printed paper and cut it out because at the present time, I've lost my cupcake die under my piles of stuff... so... when I'm done here I'll be doing some cleaning and straightening...lol! I also cut out an extra set of holly leaves and cut off the berry part so I could replace that with one of the Paper Sweeties snowflake sequins and a robin egg blue sequin in the center. The sentiment is from the Sweetie Pie stamp set which has a few "sweet" sentiments on it and a couple cute outfits for Emma.. one of my favorites!
Finished it off with some really pretty mesh iridescent ribbon from The Funkie Junky, a really pretty crocheted flower (made in Australia), and a few more really pretty snowflake and robin egg blue sequins. In this pic you can see the acetate steam a little more clearly... clearly... get it? :)
Well, hopefully this one will be off in the mail soon... special card for a special gal! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to head on over to Paper Sweeties to check out the challenge, see all the great artwork and play along... there is a prize!!! The only thing better than Paper Sweeties is FREE Paper Sweeties! Get on over there by clicking here!