I hope you're having a nice weekend. I would have to say that mine is pretty enjoyable. I watched It's a Wonderful Life last night with my daughter. It's the first time I'd ever seen and I loved it! I can't understand why I'd never seen it before - surely this had to be a favorite of my mom's. Oh well, Hollyanne and I enjoyed it very much.
So I made this little welcome sign using Raisin Boat stamps. I am so pleased with how it came out. What do you think?
I started with a wood tile frame. I'm not sure how one would use for tiles, but I love how it turned out for this welcome sign. I painted with chocolate brown paint and after it dried, I sponged it with ivory craft ink to create a snowy background. Then I stamped some trees from the Nature's Reflection stamp set onto Ivory Coast card stock and cut them out. I also stamped snowflakes with craft ink directly onto the wood. I then applied glue where I wanted sparkle and then glittered it up with Martha Stewart coarse diamond glitter. Then, using my eCraft (still learning to love this thing) I cut out the welcome letters and adhered those. Finally, using a few different punches, I made the cardinal that is perched in the largest tree.
I got a hand drill from Michaels, so I drilled a couple of little holes, added some wire for hanging and then added a button with some Baker's Twine. Overall, I'd say the project took about 4 hours to complete, but I think the results were worth the effort.
Stamps: Nature's Reflection
Card stock: Ivory Coast, Roasted Red Pepper
Ink: Always Artichoke, Mellow Moss, Ivory Craft ink
Tools: Cuttlebug, Olivia letter dies, 5/8” circle punch, flower punch, holly leaf punch, 16 gauge wire
Embellishments: coarse glitter (Martha Stewart), white gel pen, button, Baker's Twine Natural