Thursday, December 6, 2018

Inspired By #49 ... peppermint

What would we do without Peppermint sticks, or candy canes at Christmastime?  I'm so happy Laurel couldn't do without...


… and doubly happy I had this darling little Casual Friday mug die to play with!  It's so simple to make it just the right size, and a few embossing powders made them look a bit like pewter!  I just swiped, sprinkled, and melted them one at a time.
 
Ranger Watering Can is the darkest, white for highlights in the center, and silver.  well.  it is a Christmas card!  My peppermint sticks were made by stamping a diagonal stripe in red, on white, and clear embossing for a shiny candy coating!


I'm now inspired to have cocoa - chocolate peppermint will do nicely!   Come have a cup with me, then make a card for Inspired By #49!  We'll be so happy if you do!

I'm also sending this one over to the Coffee Lovers … I think  cocoa is allowed!  amy will like it, don't you think?


=]  Michele

25 comments:

Jeanne said...

Wow, Michele, another fabulous card. I like how you added the embossing. It adds a wonderful realism to your mugs. Clever you, adding the stripes the way you did. I also like how that die cut is at an angle. Sure adds more visual interest. Thank you so much for sharing!

LeAnne said...

These look so REAL....you do such amazing work! I think the world would be a much sadder place without peppermint, too. Luckily, DH doesn't like it, that means MORE for me!

Neha said...

Oh Michele! Such a gorgeous card! Textured paper & embossing make the mugs so attractive & real! Love the layout too! I am always a big fan of your work!

Cat Craig said...

Oh fabulous, a bit of peppermimt for the cup! Great take on the challenge.

donna mikasa said...

Cocoa is definitely acceptable--especially with peppermint stick stirrers!

Billie A said...

Beautiful stunning card. I love the silver cups and awesome peppermint sticks. Gorgeous.

Lisa Elton said...

Those mugs....shazam Michele, they are magnificent!! LOVE this card!!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Yummy! Hot chocolate peppermint sounds delicious. Great design.

~amy~ said...

oh WOW. How awesome is this?! I love it!

Linda Callahan said...

Wow those pewter mugs are awesome....and just the right pop of color! Love it!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

You killme. This is just too fabulous!

Bobby said...

The selective embossing really brought those mugs to life, Michele. Awe inspiring is what they are.

Barb Ghig said...

Chocolate peppermint sounds perfect! I love how you added shimmer AND texture to the mugs...they're gorgeous, Michele!

Hetty said...

Thiose cups are beautifully made and love your design.

Patti said...

Swiped, sprinkles, and melted! as our friend Lisa would say... I'm swooning!!

Laura J said...

Oh my goodness, what a great take on the inspo picture!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Fabulous mugs you created with the embossing powders, Michele! The shiny red striped peppermint sticks look so cute with gray! Love the design especially the tilted elegant rectangle panel.
Hideko xx

Fikreta said...

this is so lovely card!

StampingbugKerry said...

such a great card. Love the embossing on the mugs and the "peppermint". :)

lostinpaper said...

All that texture and shading adds wonderful dimension to the mugs Michele, how wonderful!

Anita in France said...

Oh my, so clever, Michele ... the texture and embossing on those mugs is wonderful ... I just want to reach out and touch! I'll bring the hot chocolate, you bring the mugs!! Hugs, Anita :)

Vonmariedesign said...

I loove this card!! I love the embossing you did and those candy cane sticks!!

Karen Letchworth said...

LOVE these candy sticks. SO sweet!

Lisa said...

Awesome!! Looks so fantastic!!

Ksenija @Sweet Kobylkin said...

Michele, I love your card! The simplicity of shapes and the cool shades. It reminds me of Nordic style. Congrats on being featured :) - Sweet Kobylkin