It's Shay here today and thank goodness it is Friday! I don't know what it is about the end of the year, but life gets a bit crazy. Why not take a little break and check out the latest offerings from the oh so talented gals this week? Norma's piece of art is stunning (either version is delightful) and Julie's one beautiful layer cards are anything but flat!
I have a little something sparkly (more so in real life) to share with you.
Using the adorable snowman from the Snowman Love stamp set illustrated by Liz Allen:
1. Heat embossed the snowman using white embossing powder on a circle and again on a scrap of white cardstock.
2. Use three shades of blue Distress Inks and ink blending tool to color in the circle. The white embossing resists ink so wipe off any ink from the edges of the snowman.
3. Sprinkle water and then spray iridescent spray on the circle. Allow to dry. Stamp "peace on earth" from Little Christmas (another sweet sentiment set by Liz Allen) in dark blue ink curving the stamp on your block to mimic the curve of the circle. Clear stamp are quite flexible. In a darker blue ink edge the circle.
4. Cut out snowman from white cardstock cutting off arms. Color and decorate snowman as desired. I added a little pale blue marker and white gel pen to the left edge of the snowman to make the white pop a bit more. I decorated the snowman with jewels and pearls. Some of the jewels I colored in with Copic markers to change the color.
5. Adhere decorated snowman on the circle right over the stamped image of the snowman using dimensional adhesive. Now your snowman has arms without fussy cutting! Whew.
6. Adhere circle to a bought doily or a die cut or punched doily. Liberally decorate with jewels (and/or glitter, stickles or anything else to make it shine). Tie bakers twine to top (or any ribbon of your choice).
And here is another image for your viewing pleasure:
This little snowman would add some holiday sparkle on a tree, around the house (or office) or on a present (perhaps add the name of the recipient on the back). It is sure to create smiles. Make a few of them to make a knock-out garland. Another great thing about this snowman ornament/tag is that you can give it to anyone whether they celebrate Christmas or not.
I hope you ink up some Paper Wings Productions stamps and create some holiday sparkle! We would love to see what you make with Paper Wings Productions stamps. Add your projects to our flickr group, to Pinterest, comment with a link on this post or even email pictures to us!
AND don't forget to enter to the pin it to win it contest to get free Paper Wing Production stamp goodness!
Stamps: Snowman Love and Little Christmas
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink by Ranger in tumbled glass, broken china and faded jeans; Jenni Bowlin for Ranger in spice tin
Other: ink blending tool by Ranger; pearls and jewels by The Paper Studio; blue pearls by Kaiser Craft; white embossing by Judikins; bakers twine by Doodlebug Design, white gel pen by Signo Uniball; punch by Martha Stewart Crafts; iridescent spray by Memory Mists