Monday, November 19, 2007

Two More Challenges

I decided to do a few more challenges today. The first one is a Bella Challenge!!! I happened across these (a month late, of course), but now I'm WAY stoked!!! Jamie (AKA jaymerz) posts the weekly sketch challenge using Bellas. This card here is for Sketch Challenge #4. I rotated the sketch, so my javabellas would fit nicely. This card went this afternoon to my good friend, Kate (AKA scrappintica), whose birthday is November 30th. There was, of course, something coffee-related inside!Stamps: javabellas
Ink: Basic Gray
Paper: Kraft, Whisper White, Cutie Pie DSP
Accessories: Corner Rounder punch, Watercolor Wonder Crayons (Night of Navy, Old Olive, Rose Red, So Saffron, Really Rust, More Mustard, Chocolate Chip, Lavender Lace), Crop-a-Dile, Basic Gray Taffeta ribbon
This is the LAST card that uses a stay put bow that I will post before I post the tutorial... I promise!!!

The next "card" is for this week's Try a New Technique Challenge #143 called You are my cup of tea! For this challenge, we were supposed to make a tea bag holder. It was foggy and rainy and cold outside, so all I could think about was hot chocolate. So that's what I used to decorate my tea bag holder. This will not hold a Swiss Miss cocoa pouch, BUT if you change the dimensions (after the recipe for this card), it would easily work that way.
Stamp Set: Like It a Latte (LOVE THIS SET!!!)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (cup + sentiment), Sahara Sand (marshmallows - all of them), Pixie Pink Craft (hearts)
Paper: Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip, Confetti White - the yucky weather made my Certainly Celery look more Mellow Moss and Green Galore, but I promise you, it's Certainly Celery
Accessories: Crystal Clear embossing powder (hearts), Crystal Effects - that's how I got the cup to look liquid

To make the actual cocoa pocket, you'll need a piece of card stock 5 1/4" x 11". You will score it at 3 5/8" on both ends. The center will be slightly larger (like 1/8"), but it works very well to make the pocket with it slightly larger. I adhere the edge of the left-hand side to the score line - that gives a slightly fatter pocket to put the hot chocolate mix in. Is that in English??? Maybe I need more coffee... HTH!
Until next time...

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