Happy New Year! Today is challenge day over at Cooking With Cricut and Melin decided to change things up a bit to kick off 2012. The Designers have paired up and selected the challenge themes! The first set of "hostesses" are Jenny R. and Madison and they challenged the team to use something new -- a new cartridge, paper, ribbon, bling . . . or even a new technique.
I decided to try my hand at one of Melin's wonderful digi stamps! I hadn't ventured into the digi stamp world yet -- having always been a traditional rubber stamper -- and wasn't sure I was up to all the coloring. Having had two not-so-successful carpal tunnel surgeries on my right hand, my stamina for coloring just isn't there. But I gave it a shot and paced myself over several hours.
Not too shabby for my first attempt. I used Tombow markers to color this sweet little bear; a white Gelly Roll pen for details and doodling; and 3-D Crystal Lacquer to give his eyes, nose, whipped cream and the snowflake on his cup some shine. (You can purchase this cute "Bear Holding Hot Chocolate" as a digi stamp or cutting file at PaperCraftingWorld.com.)
The card is a top fold I created using my Cricut Design Studio and the Joys of the Season cartridge. The cup measures 6 1/2" wide by 4 3/4" tall. The snowflakes are from the same cartridge and they are 1 1/2" tall.
Here is a side view:
I used the Cake Basics cartridge to cut "Thank You" to go inside.
Now . . . its your turn! Link up your project using something new or even a new technique at Cooking With Cricut. You just might be this week's "Top Chef!"
Head on over to CookingWithCricut.com and check out what the other Design Team members created and don't forget to mark your calendars -- our next blog hop is Saturday and Sunday, January 14 and 15th. Two days of fun with two sets of designers!