So are you enjoying the Waltzingmouse Stamps November Stamp of Approval Parade (SOAP)? I don’t know about you, but I’m really getting into the holiday mood! Let’s keep things going with day three. And here's a little project that is not necessarily just for Christmas...
I know some of you may be looking for projects that aren't just for the holidays. My project today has more of a winter theme and would make a nice gift for a winter birthday or another great teacher gift:
One of my goals this year is to use up some of the supplies I've hoarded over the years. This little Stampin' Up! notebook has been a part of my craft stash for at least four or five years. It could be used as a journal, mini album, etc. depending on the recipient. I gave it a drastic makeover, starting with some fun background paper from SEI. I added a snowbank that was first stamped with an image from Text It in gray ink and glittered along the edge.
Then I went to work on my snowman! This was one of those projects that I kept adding a little here, a little there until I had him just the way I wanted him. He started as a simple digital shape (body and hat) that I cut out using my Silhouette. I added his eyes with a black gel pen and then glittered him from head to toe with chunky glitter. As that was drying, I added some white pigment ink to his hat and added some glitter. I also added glitter to his nose and felt scarf. The buttons were created by stamping the candy image from Candy Jar Christmas - Fillers and adding clear epoxy stickers on top before adhering to my snowman. I used Tombow liquid adhesive glue to make sure I had good adhesion with all surfaces.
And, lastly, I added a few punched vellum snowflakes using a Martha Stewart punch. I created my sentiment by stamping two sentiments together. I masked off the first part of the "from the North Pole" stamp from Candy Jar Christmas and then stamped "Winter Wishes" from Candy Jar Christmas - Fillers above it:
I feel like I cheated today, as there isn't a whole lot of stamping on this project. But sometimes that's a good thing in the middle of the holiday rush!
Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to visit some of the other design team members today:
Claire Brennan (Owner)
Jennifer Holmes (you’re here!)
Sadly, tomorrow’s the last day of SOAP. Make sure to come back and join me for more holiday WMS inspiration!