Thursday, September 13, 2012

[DYSU] Challenge #89 - Kraft & Twine

Good morning, DYSU fans! Are you ready for another challenge? This week snuck up on me so fast. At work we're all trying to complete our projects by the end of fiscal year (which is end of this month), so we're all ramping up (or down) depending how you look at it. So my posts are super short & sweet...

So, who loves kraft? If you answered yes, that you will want to enter this week's challenge: Kraft & Twine. Easy peasy - it's something that anyone needs to put a package together.

Holiday Hugs
Stamps: (Little Heart Gingerbread) Meljen's Designs; (Offbeat Backgrounds, Candy Jar Christmas Fillers) Waltzingmouse Stamps
Paper: (Paper Basics Card Stock - Kraft) Papertrey Ink
Ink: (Perfect Pigment Match - Fresh Snow) Papertrey Ink
Embellishments: (Color Pencils) Prismacolor; (Liquid Pearl - Opal) Ranger; (Essential Glitter - Crystal Fine) Martha Stewart; (Indie Chic "Pictures" Tapes) My Mind's Eye; (Border Punch - Scalloped Sentiments) Fiskar; (Signo White Gel Pen) Uniball; (Pink Twine) gift from Danielle Walls

I love stamping white or embossing white on kraft. Absolutely love this combination! I started coloring this Gingerbread of a cutie pie from Meljen's Designs, outline the original black lines with white gel pen and white color pencils. I also used my liquid pearls to give him some beautiful icing decoration. The heart is actually a layer of liquid pearls and a nice generous dusting of glitter. It looks quite nice & shimmery in person, but I had a tough time capturing it on camera. Isn't he a happy little dude?

Holiday Hugs

The rest is just a quick stamp of white chevron border on kraft to help anchor the gingerbread man, and a little bit of gray washi and cute pink twine (to match the cute gingerbread man's cheeks). I tried my hand at adding some pearls to the scalloped border. The white pigment ink was sponged around the border panel to give it some dimension and contrast from the main card stock. 

That's all I have for you! Hop on over to see the amazing creations by the rest of the DYSU team. Please leave them a loving comment, because they do appreciate some blog love :)

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WencheP said...

Fabulous card, such a cute image.


Helen said...

I could not love this any more it's just totally adorable!! I love the extra icing on the heart - brilliant Ren-Yi x

Pauline said...

Such a lovely card, I love that gingerbread man!

Denise and Louise said...

Great card Ren-Yi. Love the white stamping on the kraft and that chevron design is gorgeous.
Denise xx

princesskitten said...

What a really different look for a Christmas card - love it

Barb said...

looks good enough to eat! love this with the pink details and frosty looking accents. great design!

Joan Figueroa-Jiménez said...

Great card Ren-Yi!! Love how the white ink looks against the kraft paper. Hugs, Joan

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