Nope, I'm not apologising! Christmas creeps up and surprises me every year! No matter when I start I am never ready, so there's no time like the present!!
This is a little set I made just before the release took hold!! - By the way, there is light at the end of the tunnel and by tomorrow morning I should be completely caught up with orders! I just thought I'd put this up, it's the blog equivalent of ambient elevator music...it'll entertain you while I'm too busy to really 'be' here...lol!
The interesting bit is the tree ornament - I recently got the lovely Spellbinder snowflake dies....ahhhh...
I made a little snowflake with a panel in it for a cameo of my favourite little boy, I am super lucky in that this little pic is actually drawn from my little dude, on a tidy hair day, but I think it makes a lovely nostalgic, Victorian style ornament even if it didn't have any sentimental meanings attached.
I used that fabby crackle glaze from ranger to get the cracked texture over the image. In all, I trimmed out the large snowflake 3 times, two of them face front and the last one faces back, I didn't want the back of my ornament to be unfinished and so it's just the same on both sides.
I wanted a card to match, as I think this would make a nice wee 'aside' gift for granny! I took my cue from the ornament, but added a sponged blue frame around the sentiment. The gorgeous frame shape is a labels Seventeen. I added a ribbon tag (Ribbon tags trio 3) to the centre so that it would cut out as a nice frame, I then sponged it with tumbled glass distress ink with a touch of Lapis Lazuli Versacolour ink. The sentiment is from Compliments of the Season. The background of the card is a pattern stamped with ovals from the Cameo Creations set.
Stamping the background pattern.
Cutting the snowflakes - see how I added a classic circles die to the centre of the snowflake, so that the snowflake would come out as a frame - I placed a little stamped image of the junior boy in the frame.
I sponged the snowflakes one darker than the other and layered then, giving the top one a little turn so that the flakes don't quite line up and you can see the darker flake behind.
This is the reverse of the ornament - you can see the sheer ribbon threaded through, and the glue dots where I am just about to adhere the reverse snowflake.
Hi, I’m Claire Brennan and I'm a crafter. I am currently designing new stamps for Gina K Designs as well as prepping some of the popular WMS sets for re-release with Gina - it doesn't get any better! Thanks for stopping by, sure hope you see something different here!
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