My good friend Effie, at a recent craft weekend, gave us a project class to make one of these fab snowman decorations, thanks a lot for the tuition and this is my resultant creation.
His body is filled with rice and is both squigy and weighty and made from cream velvet which has been embellished with Brilliance pearlescent inks and a rubber icicle stamp which has been heat embossed into the pile side of the velvet by ironing onto the inked stamp. Some pale blue heat set jems have been added randomly. The body was cut from a circle and gathered with strong thread after filling with the rice.
His head was made from a polystyrene ball coated with Snowtex and glittered whilst still wet. His eyes are black sparkly brads, his nose a whittled piece of wood coloured orange with an alcohol marker and his mouth is 5 black glass headed pins. His neck is a piece of thin dowel pushed into the base of the ball.
His ruffs are made from patterned paper and tulle netting. His hat is made from the same patterned paper made into a cone and embellished with some pompom ribbon and a crystal snowflake stuck in place with hot melt glue.
Once complete his head was stuck on the body with hot melt glue. I have also added some extra Stickles glitter glue on the ruff and hat to finish.
Another Christmas creation from me. This card started life as a 5 x 5 inch Kraft card base. Onto this I have layered a few pieces of matching decorative paper from some 12 x 12 inch sheets.
The central red matt has been stamped with a deer stamp in black Archival ink before tearing out. Some blobs of Stickles glitter glue have been added on the baubles and the base tied with some festive coloured bakers twine before mounting on foam pads.
The word plate was stamped in black Memento ink on white card, trimmed out and coloured with a pale blue alcohol ink marker. This was also mounted on foam pads.
The faux gems were added last as shown to finish the card.
This Christmas card started life as a 4.5 x 4.5 inch white card blank. I then used a set of small Christmas themed stamps by Hampton Art. I stamped 9 of the images on white card in Memento black ink and coloured some parts with a yellow Marvey le Plume alcohol ink marker.
I then used a 1 inch square punch to punch out the images. A small amount of gold Stickles was added to the ribbons on the bells. I then put some more white card through the Sizzex using an embossing folder and trimmed out the background matt.
The matt and the inch images were edged in black ink and assembled as shown with the inchie images mounted on foam pads.
As a little light relief from Christmas cards here is a little card I made on a 4.5 x 4.5 inch Kraft card base.
I have used Teresa Collins papers and collaged all elements as shown. Some were trimmed out and edged with a Micron pen.
I have embellished with some green coloured bling & edged with some lime Washi tape.
I have used red Liquid Pearls to add some further relief also. The plate was matted and stamped with the sentiment in Archival black ink. Some Stickles glitter glue was applied to add some more sparkle.
Perhaps her moody face would not encourage you to 'Enjoy The Moment' but she is a Zetti stamp after all and you know what they are like.
The card was made from a 5 x 5 inch plain white card blank. I have covered the card with a couple of pieces of printed paper. The striped bit on the left has a flock finish.
Onto this I have stuck some paper which has been diecut with a frame in the middle, made from more patterned paper.
The central plate was stamped in black Memento ink and selectively coloured with Marvey alcohol ink pens. Black faux gems were adhered to the corners of the frame and it was mounted on foam pads in the middle.
Last but not least was the sentiment which again was stamped in Memento ink on white card, edged and trimmed out before mounting on more foam pads.
Another Christmas card I have made. The base card is made from pealised cream card. I have matted a piece of striped paper onto this as the background.
The trees and sentiment plate (PaperArtsy) were stamped in black Versafine on some plain white card and trimmed out. The trees were stuck in place onto the striped paper mat and a few hills drawn with a fine Micron pen to ground the trees. These were infilled in places with a gold metallic pen.
The wordplate was embellished with some Stickles glitter glue and applied as shown on foam pads. This one can be entered into the Less is More Challenge for week 198 whose theme is 'More than one Tree'.
Here is a simple collaged card I have made. I used a square Kraft card as the base and collaged on a few elements as shown.
I started with a square of printed text paper. The red chevron band was stamped in red dye ink and trimmed. The stamped image is one from Zetti and she was stamped in Memento black ink and coloured with Copic alcohol ink markers with her eyes highlighted with a white Posca pen. She was diecut into a circle and matted on another larger diecut circle in pink.
Finishing touches were to add a paper flower with a little pearl centre and the word plate which has been stamped, trimmed and mounted on foam pads.
Maybe she looks a bit stern but I do love the image !
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