I read you every time you update as you're in my reader :) I love your creations!!! Happy Holidays!!
And thank you all for your wonderful supportive comments of my blog - they really made my week!
First up for my projects to show you today is my card for the Inspiration challenge on Split Coast. Stef chose another fun ETSY site 'Block Party Press'. I chose this fun city scape necklace for inspiration.
I immediately thought of this Amuse city scape stamp that I stamped 3 times and embossed in silver. I adhered it with foam dimensionals and cut it to fit the full width of the card.I didn't use my embossing buddy before embossing the sentiment (Vippies)so the little extra flecks that stick with the static would look like stars in the sky. The embossed stars are from the Take a Bough set from Papertrey Ink. I embossed the large star with silver on black, cut it out and adhered it with a foam dimensionals.
Stamps: City Scape: Amuse, Stars: PTI Take a Bough, Sentiment: Vippies
Paper: grey Bazzill, white: PTI, Real Red, Basic Black: SU
Accessories: silver embossing powder, embossing pad, hot gun, foam dimensionals
And next I want to share a couple of fun Christmas crafts I found while surfing some blogs.
Next up is this adorable little coaster frame for pictures with Santa (or any picture!) that I found on Lorri's blog here.
I added a picture of my sister Marcia and me (I'm on the left age 4!) Could my bangs be ANY shorter?!?!?
The picture is just clipped on so the purchaser can remove it and slip their photo right on. I used a heavy weight coaster for this and covered it with designer paper from SU. I punched a tag (Pure Poppy PTI) and stamped Merry Christmas from the All I Want for Christmas sentiment set by H&M Stamps on it. I attached the tag to a white card stock rectangle (2 1/2 x 3 1/2) and attached that to the covered coaster. The belt is 1/2" black grosgrain ribbon and the belt buckle is made from a 1" square of Summer Sunrise card stock (PTI) I punched two slots on it using the slot punch from Stampin Up to slide the ribbon through.
Lorri had attached magnets to the back of her coasters - but I made an easel stand for mine using a piece of coaster as shown. I scored it to allow it to bend and attached it with Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive - that's also what I used to attach the DP to the coaster.
Today I am so thankful that we have heat and electicity - we had terrible icing north and west of us on Thursday night (we just had torrential rain where I live) and my son lost his utilities at his condo so came with April and his two dogs to stay overnight with us (power was restored today to them) - and my sister lost her utilities and a giant tree branch fell on her car and blew out the back window crushing the trunk. Another beautiful birch tree out front came up by the roots and fell against their roof! But we are thankful there was no damage to her house or to them personally. They have been told their power may be out for 4-5 days so they hurried out to by a power generator - luckily they have a wood stove and running water.
Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you are inspired by my crafts today to make some of your own!