This month at STAMPlorations the CAS Challenge is to create something with a color twist of BLACK.
I thought it would be fun to not only create with black ink and black twine ... but also include a little tea (or coffee) play on words. Stamps are Coffee Happy & Caffeinated Christmas.
The Candy Cane paper was foiled using double-stick tape ... such a fun way to embellish paper. My finishing touch was to use a stamp from Mixed Media Elements - October 2015 to create some steam from the cup.
I'm also linking-up at Addicted to CAS where the code word is Coffee (and the sponsor is STAMPlorations)
If you're wondering why this year it's (gah!)Pink Christmas, you may remember that our friend Leslie Hanna(aka the Crooked Stamper) who passed away last December, was always a big cheerleader for this event, despite being a famously ardent NON-fan of what she always called, (gah!)pink. So it just seemed like this year we should make it a bit of a tribute and remembrance of that lovely, snarky, crafty, fun lady. In fact, we've asked a few of her teammates from Shopping Our Stash, to come along and help out, so make sure you click-over to see all of the creations.
Here's my Pink Creation (that I made in my friend's card studio while I was a flood refugee ... I hope to have my studio restored to a sense of normalcy this weekend, so I can start creating again).
There are lots of fun holiday papers that feature pinks ... like DCWV Jolly Whimsy ... so if you use those, the designs can come together quickly. A stamped sentiment and a few snowflake embellishments finish the design ... love that fun pink Christmas tree.
It's probably no surprise that the Jingle Belles love BELLS ... so for this week's prompt we're asking you to create a card that features at least one BELL ... it might be a Jingle Bell, a Sleigh Bell, a Church Bell, a Silver Bell ... just make sure we see a BELL.
This week at Jingle Belles we're creating cards that feature a building … could be snow-covered house, a country church, or even a city skyline. My buildings come courtesy of beautiful Christmas Magic holiday papers by Shimelle.
I used two other papers from the same collection to finish the design using the sketch from The Challenge.