Anyway, back to the main reason for today's post, as it's Thursday we have a new challenge starting over on the Cute Card Thursday Challenge Blog. This week our theme is 'Anything But a Card' and our prize is sponsored this week by Whimsy Stamps.
For my DT project I decided to make a festive cracker for on the table on the Big Day (need to get another 3 made to go with this one). It wasn't easy to photograph so I've included pix from different angles to give you a better chance to see it more as it looks IRL.
The whole thing
Standing on end
Close up shot
The image is from a set of stamps and matching dies from the Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations range. I adore the TH blueprints stamps and have this one in the mini size which I use all the time for tags and smaller cards. When I discovered that Sizzix had brought out the larger stamp with matching dies I just had to have both this one and the blueprint tree sets - so much for my resolution to absolutely not purchase any more Christmas stamps to add to my huge collection - ah well, I'm guessing that many of you will understand how weak I am when my eye alights on a 'must have' item ! What are we avid stampers like eh ?
I did minimum colouring on the image before cutting it out, stamping and diecutting three times so that I could decoupage different bits. The body has only two layers but hat and scarf have three. I used Copics to add the touches of colour, lots of Stardust Stickles on his body and the snowflakes and Glossy Accents on hat trim and scarf - but as always, the sparkle of the Stickles just isn't showing up in the pic. If anyone can give me some tips on how to photograph glittered items, please do so, I'd appreciate it. The snowflakes were diecut using a Marianne's die.
The lovely white silk ribbon tied around the ends was from my stash and came as a small gift in a birthday card from a lovely pal.
Do go over to check out the fabulous creations from the rest of the Awesome DT over on the CCT Blog, you won't be disappointed, I assure you.
Thanks for dropping by here today, it's lovely to have you visit, leave me a comment if you have the time, I just love reading what everyone thinks of my creations.
Have a great day, whatever you have planned. I'm off out for lunch with pals today - Yay !