Monday, January 6, 2020

Warm Wishes

Welcome to the newest biweekly challenge at Double Trouble! Our theme is "Hot or Cold". This is Challenge #47, which begins Monday, January 6, and closes on Sunday, January 19, 2010.  This challenge includes the following:

Thing One (required): Troublemaker insists you use embossing on your card in the form of dry, heat or embossing paste. 

Thing Two (optional): Double Dare hopes you'll double up with the Stinkin' Inkers Challenge.

Thing Three (optional): Twisted Sister is enjoying a warm Caribbean vacation so she wants you to show us something that warms you on these cold January days.

 I can always be sure that a cup of cocoa will warm me instantly. Although I live in Arizona, we still have some cool weather in January and cocoa is great to have on hand. Using a free digital image, I resized it by extending the cup so it was taller than the original. I liked the way it elongated the polka dots. I printed and colored the image then fussy cut it. Onto a white card base, I adhered patterned paper resembling a sweater. Using foam tape I added a smaller cardstock panel, embossed and distressed. I also rounded the corners of this smaller panel. My bright red cup was adhered with foam tape. I topped it off with fake snow to resemble whipped cream. I resisted the urge to add bits to the topping so used Wink of Stella instead. The sentiment was stamped and backed with cardstock. A few candy dots were added. The inside was decorated with part of a smaller coffee mug, matching the one on the card front, and includes the sentiment, "Happy sweater weather."

I hope you'll play along with both Double Trouble #47 and Stinkin' Inkers.

Stamps: CTMH (sentiments)
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black & Copic Alcohol Markers
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Coastal Cabana
Patterned Paper: Stampin' Up! "Sweater Weather"
TIEF: Stampin' Up! "Zigzag"
Misc: ZIG Wink of Stella (clear), enamel dots & foam tape from stash; Aleene's True Snow; sanding block


  1. So cute! Love the cup of hot cocoa, the whipped cream looks so real! :)

  2. Firstly, your palette is gorgeous, I'll have to give this mustard, coral and muted teal combo a try. The stretched image fills the space beautifully and your whipped cream is luscious!

  3. Umm, that cream topping looks yummy, Melanie!