Today marks the inaugural "Thursday Dream Scheme" challenge for the Dreamweaver design team. Lynell gave us the challenge to create a Christmas card with a non-traditional colorway. In this instance that means no Christmas red or green and no maroon or forest green.
I decided to create to meet several other challenges from some of my favourite challenge blogs as well: Pile it On ("winter means..."); Stampin for the Weekend (winter); Secret Crafters (challenge # 110, create handmade Christmas gifts); Our Creative Corner (holiday 3-d project); Papertake Weekly (punched shapes/diecuts); Creative Cottage (untraditional Christmas colours); Fab and Funky (open theme); Moxie Fab World (photo inspiration, gingerbread snowflake...loved that white glittery design!); Paper Cutz Challenge # 58 (Christmas);
I started playing with the Christmas Ornament stencil, and once I was finished, my "card" turned into tiny Christmas ornaments for my mini tree...I LOVE these!! I used the double glitter technique. I taped double sided tape onto white cardstock, soaped the stencil, removed the top liner of the tape, positioning the stencil on the sticky tape. Then I poured glitters with a tiny spoon, rubber them in, and removed the stencil. Now I'm left with all this blank sticky space, so I poured more transparent glitter over all those sticky areas, rubbed it in, and after punching circles out for each ornament, I outlined them with Krylon gold leafing ink. Then I used the second smallest size of the lacey circles die from Spellbinders to cut coordinating cardstock. I hand beaded the pearls, glued them to the back of each little piece, using Aleene’s® Original Tacky Glue (iLoveToCreate™) from a small plastic squeeze bottle with a #9 Squeeze Bottle Tip, and this was the result. Just click on the pic for a close-up.
I'm in a Christmas paper ornament swap this year, so I've decided to create more of these for my swap partners. They're pretty, they're relatively flat, and they won't cost a fortune to mail. Wouldn't they look pretty too, just one on a Christmas card?
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today. Please do visit the other designers' blogs (listed at the right here). You KNOW they'll have a virtual FEAST of Christmas eye candy for you! I wish you a delightful day, doing what you love best!