Sunday, December 16, 2012

Welcome Christmas with Raisin Boat

Good Morning,

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

1 Encouraging Thoughts:

Jessi Fogan said...

This is sweet! I love the snowy background, and lookit that bird!
Isn't it crazy the movies that pass us by? My husband is continually amazed at the ones I've not seen.

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