Monday, December 21, 2015

Peace on Earth

Hi Everyone!
I'm back today with another project using the Globe die and Metallic cardstock.  When I cut the Globe for the last project, this idea came to mind.  Would you believe I glittered this configurations box last year and then never used it?  Well, it's true.  It has sat on a shelf for more than a year, waiting for the right time, the right idea, the right product to use it.   I'm glad I waited because I love it.  The Sizzix Globe die was MEANT for this size box...a perfect fit!  And you know these colors speak to me at holiday time, lol!
 I started by painting the small Configurations box with Ranger Silver Metallic paint.
After it was dry, I covered one side of the box with the layer of Glossy Accents, spreading it out with a disposable brush.
Then poured Distress Glitter in Pumice Stone over the glue.
I worked my way around the box, one side at a time till it was completely covered.  Set aside to dry completely, then tap off excess glitter.
Here is the globe I cut from the Metallic Kraft core.  This pack of cardstock makes me so happy... on my top #5 of all products released in 2015.  Maybe even #1, because I have used this paper pack over and over in so many projects this year!
I colored the Foundation Feet with gold Alcohol Ink, rubbing it in with a felt pad (use gloves unless you want the Midas touch).  Then with the Blending Tool and a felt pad, I hit the high spots with silver Alcohol Ink.  If it looks a bit bright, pounce a small amount of mushroom to tone it down.
The box was lined with old book text using Multi-Medium to apply it as well as give it a finish coat to seal the old paper.
I added the Globe die cut to the back with foam squares so it's raised off the book text.  I also white-washed the word PEACE from the Holiday Letterpress set  (I love this set because it has to many E's!!) then added it to the background with Glossy Accents.
I added the words "on earth" (from the Small Talk - Occasions sticker book).

The Woodland Trees were rolled in Rock Candy (add Multi-medium with your finger to the tips of the branches before rolling!), then add Platinum Stickles once dry.

The box is a shaker, meaning the snow moves around in the box when you tilt or turn it.  The Configurations box comes with a plastic cover, which you cannot see in the photo.  But I promise it's there and doing its job keeping the snow (which is just Rock Candy Glitter) inside the winter wonderland!
I added at Curio Knob to the top of the box and filled the space with vintage silk ribbon, leaves cut from music paper, pearls from old necklaces, and a vintage jingle bell.
 Love that Distress Glitter Shine!!
 The Foundation Feet were adhered with hot glue.  Easy way to add a whole bunch of character!
I sure hope you enjoyed today's post!  I sure love this little piece.  It's easy to make and would make a great decor piece for any home.
now carry on,

Friday, December 18, 2015

The Crafty Scrapper - 12 tags of Christmas

I'm excited today to be participating in a 12 tags series that my friends at The Craft Scrapper have been putting on.  Each day a new tag is posted on their blog - today is my day!  
Follow along and I'll show you how I did it:
Create a collage background with Christmas ephemera following the shape of a #8 tag.
Use Multi Medium to adhere the ephemera to the tag.
Once ephemera is secure - trim away excess paper.
Add a thin layer of Multi Medium over the tag to seal the paper (don't skip this step).
Once the Multi Medium is dry, use the brush tip of the Black Soot Distress Marker to add a drop shadow around each piece of ephemera....immediately smudge with your finger to create the shadow.
Set aside tag.
Cut a globe with Kraft-Core metallic - gold
Cut the globe to fit the tag and add foam squares to the back.
Cut a thin strip of Kraft-Core for a banner.
Thread the banner into the globe.
Fold the cardstock to create a banner.
Add a message using Small Talk stickers.
 Add the globe to the tag.
Next up is some holly I cut using the Holiday Greens Thinlit.  I sanded and inked the holly, then molded each piece for dimension.
Before adding the holly to the tag I added a bit of Platinum Stickles to create a bit of shine.
Start adding the holly using Glossy Accents.
I wanted to add some berries so I gathered some random faux pearls from the craft store and colored them with Alcohol Ink.
I started with Butterscotch.
Then added Red Pepper.
I dumped the pearls onto a paper plate to let them dry.
Once they were dry, I pounced each of the pearls with Mushroom to age the bright colors.
An easy way to add the pearls to the card is so drip a bit of Glossy Accents onto the tag, then pick up the pearl with a straight pin and slide it into place on the tag.

Add a large Mirrored Star (it has a bit of Mushroom Alcohol Ink to make it vintage).
And there you go, one Christmas tag!  This same idea would make a beautiful Christmas card using the entire globe shape.
I like the dimension of this tag.  It looks much harder to make than it was.
Thanks Carolyn for asking me to be part of the 12 tag series!  It was fun making a Christmas tag that I can use next week.  It will look fabulous on a package under my tree.

now carry on,