Mr. Twigster is one "cool" dude. In spite of the fact that I personally feel he needs a little more fat in his diet, he seems to enjoy his colorful surroundings on today's card. Where can you find Mr. Twigster? Match.com? Nope. He won't be available until the release of Stampin' Up!'s Holiday Mini catalog (over 30 pages 🙂 on October 1, along with many of the other products used for his Winter Wonderland. Can you say "Big Tease?"
Mr. T was inked in Chocolate Chip and stamped on Very Vanilla card stock. BRIGHT IDEA: I thought he needed a little sparkle. Rather than heat embossing, I traced his little body (again, can someone give this guy a Big Mac, please) with a Sparkle Gel Pen for instant dazzle. The Christmas lights (another stamp in the set) were added using a Stamp-a-ma-jig.
His scarf is colored with Kiwi Kiss ink and a Blender Pen. I used a Ruby Red Marker to color his nose and the string of holiday bulbs. He's propped up with Stampin' Dimensionals and layered on Kiwi Kiss and Riding Hood Red.
I credit the layout to this week's Splitcoast Sketch Challenge SC193 (all Splitcoast challenges are listed on my right side bar). My Very Vanilla Textured card base is 4.25 x 5.5 and scored at the top. TIP: Scoring at the top of the card (vs. the side) allows you an easy way to wrap ribbon around the entire front. A layer of the new Ski Slope Designer Paper (Stampin' Up!'s Holiday Mini) perks things up.
The vertical panel is a layer of Chocolate Chip Textured card stock on top of Very Vanilla. I used Stampin' Up!'s new Scallop Edge Punch (click for Scallop Edge Tutorial) to create the delicious border. I jumped ship from Ski Slope DP and used 3 strips of Bella Rose Designer Series Paper to create the sassy background.
I wrapped this luscious striped ribbon (Holiday Mini Ribbon Originals Alpine–Chocolate Chip, Vanilla, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss) around the top. TIP: If you are ribbon challenged like me, please feel perfectly comfortable "cheating" by consulting this video that taught me how to tie wide ribbon. The key is pulling the left side while holding the right steady. Problem solved!
The bottom right of Mr. Twigster highlights one of the Holiday Mini's Little Felt Flurries (69 felt snowflakes in 3 sizes, 23 designs, Whisper White, Riding Hood Red and Baja Breeze). I layered a Riding Hood Red medium flurry on a Textured Chocolate Chip Scallop Circle. One of the big and beautiful brads from the Hodgepodge Hardware Styled Silver Kit seemed like just the right touch. Stampin' Dimensionals below add some extra dimension.
The "Winter Wonderland" sentiment is from Word Flurries Rub-Ons(available in Stampin' Up!'s Fall/Winter Idea Book and catalog . . . click on the butterfly on my right side bar to download). So easy to apply. When I first heard Stampin' Up! was going to offer rub-ons I though "ew!" I now say "ahh." They are wonderful and work on other surfaces (glass, for example), too. I love them for adding a quick sentiment to textured card stock.
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Hugs and Pretties . . . . M
Stamp Set: Mr. Twigster
Paper: Ski Slope Designer Series, Bella Rose Designer Series, Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip Textured, Very Vanilla Textured and Smooth
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red Marker, Kiwi Kiss
Cool Tools: Blender Pen, Scallop Circle Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig
The Perfect Touch: Ribbon Originals Alpine, Hodgepodge Hardware Styled Silver Brad, Little Felt Flurries, Word Flurries Rub-On's, Sparkle Gen Pen, Stampin' Dimensionals