I'm back from my Leadership Summit trip to Salt Lake City. A BIG thanks to my travelling buddy, Kristina Koch, who did all the driving. It was so wonderful to spend so much time with Kristina on our drive to and from Seattle for our flight with slight detours to the outlet mall! It was a privileage to be able to connect with all the top demonstrators from Canada and the US and to share our excitement for Stampin' Up! in such an intimate group setting. Now it's time to get back to work….
When I first received the Holiday Mini catalogue and saw "Mr Twigster" I just fell in love with it and just knew my friend Leslie Good would too! And she did – thank goodness because I was lucky enough to receive this four adorable swap cards from her.
First up is the Twigster used along with the Frosty Day Designer Series Paper matched up with Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss and Baja Breeze cardstock. Isn't he adorable?
I loved all of Leslie's cards but I really thought this one was exceptional – both because it was simple and crisp just like the scene it was depicting and because it uses a really different "twist" on an old technique. Leslie brayed ink on glossy card stock and then stamped the tree in Staz On ink. She then coloured in the little ornaments with White Gel pen and then doodled the little dots in black (maybe a sharpie) making it look whimsical and like the snow was blowing. So simple but elegant.
Isn't this just a fun and bright card and perfect for this stamp set! Here's Mr. Twigster loaded down with presents.
Lastly here's Mr. Twigster stamped on Kraft paper and then coloured with White Craft Ink – I love this effect and he looks so cold in his little boots and skinny legs. LOL
The DP paper is Ski Slope also available in the Winter Mini catalogue.
Thanks Leslie – you made me buy this set!
Thanks for posting those Alison – I do love my Mr. Twigster! You’re right, I doodled the little black dot swirls using a black sharpie. I do love that card – think it’ll be my card to my friends and family this year.