Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas Hanger

Final piece of moulded cardboard here for the base. Covered with gesso but leaving some of the cardboard showing through to suggest gaps in the snow. The outside edges are inked with distress inks and embossed with silver holographic powder. The hanger is embellished with a banner with the words Merry Christmas cut out of silver embossed cardstock and backed with a mat of black card, silver holographic embossed holly leaves and berries, red glitter embossed robin, silver embossed snowflakes and coins,a mailbox and sledge cut out of cardstock and edged with gesso for snow and glitter. A string of pearls makes the handle.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Christmas Hanger

This hanger is made from the last cardboard insert in the rice maker box. I painted the background with dark green acrylic paint and sprayed it with wheatfields glimmer mist to give it a metallic look. I cut holly leaves from metallic green cardstock and the berrys from metallic red. I heat embossed the edges of the leaves with gold powder and added red glitter to the berries. For the hanging Christmas bauble I heat embossed some tartan paper with the words from "Oh Christmas tree" and sandwiched it between two clear plastic shapes, threaded some beads on beading line and wound a tiny red ribbon with wire around the line. This I attached at the top of the opening at the back of the hanger with hot glue. I stuck a picture of the tiny mice on the back of another plastic shape and added a gold Christmas tree brad to cover the hole. Two Tim Holtz Christmas muse tokens heat embossed with gold powder fitted perfectly into the recesses either side of the tiny mice. The flower sprays at the top I cut from dry embossed paper and coated with crackle accents. The bells and holly I coated with gold pen and added green and red glitter. Finally I added a piece of wire at the bottom threaded with beads and a tiny church charm. This hanger I am entering in "Red Ribbon" over at Make My Monday.

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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Another Christmas Hanger

This hanger was made from another cardboard insert from the rice maker box. I cut the insert so that it was not as thick. I coated it with gesso and glitter and embellished it with beads strung on wire, a toilet paper snowflake coated with mica dust and glossy accents, a star heat embossed with silver powder, handmade paper flowers,beads and pearls and a plaque with the sentiment snowcones.
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Friday, December 9, 2011

Christmas Hanger

This hanger is also going to be a Christmas Card for a dear friend. I recently bought a rice maker and this circle of corrugated cardboard with a hole cut out of it was a packing insert. Perfect for a Christmas hanger for a cupboard door knob. I pulled some of the top layer off the cardboard and coated it with gesso. I stamped with a postcard stamp in the top corner and other faint stamps around the rest of the circle. I embossed the postcard word to give it a bit more emphasis. Contrasting blue glitters and swirl shapes cut from pretty papers were randomly applied (sadly you can't see the shine in my photo). I cut the birdcage from cardstock with the Tim Holtz die and added splodges of gesso to look like snow. A lace flower with glitter was inserted into the birdcage. The tag is a black mat with a white gessoed tag added on top. I stamped different snowflakes in blue and mauve and then sprayed with water to make the run and blur the edges. The sentiment was stamped with versamark black ink and clear heat embossed. I curled the ribbons around a pencil and carefully heated them with a heat gun to set the curl. I attached silver foil snowflakes with a small blob of hot glue that shrivelled the centres and gave the snowflakes dimension. Finally I added some lace and pretty paper handmade flowers for final decoration. To finish the back for writing my Christmas message I attached a circle of contrasting blue paper.
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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Holiday Cards

For these cards I cut a window in some white cardstock that I had embossed with snowflakes and mounted it onto a blue background mat and a flecked grey blank card. In the window I stuck a foil snowflake. I smushed some distress crackle paint clear rock candy in a sweep from the top left to the bottom right and let it dry. For the bird and reindeer embellishments I layered toilet paper onto a stamp with thinned school glue and let it dry in place. When removed I cut round the edges of the images. The reindeer stamp had some red ink left on it from a previous time and this came off onto the toilet paper. I filled the impression with crackle glaze and gave it a red stickles sparkle nose. The bird I sprayed with irridescent silver paint and coloured the berries with red stickles to make them stand out. After sticking these onto the cards I rubbed a small amount of blue stickles onto the embossed snowflakes at the bottom of the cards.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Carte a Jouer #24

The theme for this challenge is a Christmas Bauble and the Technique is 3D. Isa gave us a tutorial on making a 3D shape here at For my card I took some green paper with a white fir tree branch pattern as my background. I stamped and embossed it with swirls and snowflakes with a snowflake white embossing powder to give a wintry feel to the base. The edges I embossed with copper and cut a small piece of copper ribbon to make the bow and line for the bauble. I made three baubles with a small sizzix fluted edged circle die, two white and one red. I stuck them together to make a fuller looking bauble. I may put some stickles along the fluted edges to make them pop even more.