1...Stamps--from Hero Arts--used here
2...all the how-to for the bits that make this luminary box
3...the label box template
(From Hero Arts) used on this:
- Hero Arts stamps (above)
- Hero Arts pearls
- Pearly seed beads
- Swarovski crystals
- Paper piercer, needle & thread
- CTMH Turquoise & Navy markers
- White pigment ink & whit embossing powder
- 7 gypsies text paper, with Gesso & New Leaf Copic marker
- Apple green embroidery thread
- Double-sided tape & Tombow monomulti
- Stickles & fun flock
- Circle cutter (or something round & a pencil to trace)
...make all the bits on this:
B) Inking the stamped paper up--with different markers for gradient monochromatic colour (water-based/CTMH markers to get the deeper background tones & alcohol/Copic markers to tint the embossed pattern.)
C) Cutting it into squares & stitching it on a turquoise piece of cardstock--using a Paper piercer, and a needle with turquoise thread.
1) Pierce, in a random pattern, with a paper piercer
2) Highlight some pierced holes with a Sakura stardust glitter pen
3) Apply Hero Arts pearls
4) Stitched on pearly seed beads
5) Glued on Swarovski crystals
the card mat:
to make a distressed card mat :
1) Cut a piece of patterned paper to size
2) Paint around the edges with gesso or a wash of white paint
3) Colour it with Copic or other markers (this is New Leaf)
LIL' TIP: Using gesso or paint allows you to blend the marker with your finger (right after it's applied & still wet--after each stroke or two. You could also use a colourless blender (the gesso lets Copics blend wonderfully.) If you're worried about contaminating your markers, a great solution is to just paint Copic refill on with a brush.
To create clouds with some funky texture:
1) Emboss Hero Arts Antique Brocade (onto white watercolour paper with white pigment ink & white embossing powder.)
2) Sprinkle on extra embossing powder--just loose on there--and heat from the back (Fun cause it looks like snow!)
3) Draw cloud shapes on the back & cut them out.
4) Pierce around the edges & stitch with white thread.
LIL' TIP: Pliers make a handy way to hold the clouds while heating the embossing powder
The fun part about this Create Your Own Snowman is that you can put his pieces together however you like. Here are the bits I used:
To make the snowman pieces:
A) Stamp the snow man body, head & face in black ink & emboss it (or use permanent ink.) I stamped him on more watercolour paper.
B) Stamp the Arts tapestry cling stamp over the outline of the snowman--using Versamark ink for a resist pattern--Heat-emboss with clear embossing powder.
C) Add a very light turquoise ink wash with Broken China distress ink.
to make the snowman's scarf:
1) Stamp it in black pigment ink (on patterned paper painted with gesso)
2) While the ink is wet emboss it with clear embossing powder.
3) Colour with Copic markers
4) Adhere it to thick cardstock (I used more watercolour paper)
5) Cut it out & add fringe to the ends (just cutting bits & sticking on really sticky tape)
LIL' TIP: Add another layer of cardstock on the back of the scarf to make it sturdy & hold the embroidery thread fringe really well. It makes a neat custom chipboard shape.
the stick arms:
A) Stamp the stick arms on brown cardstock.
B) Emboss them with brown pigment ink & clear embossing powder.
C) Cut them out & adhere them out to the back of the snowman.
Step 1) Make a hill:
A) Trace curvy template at bottom
B) Trace something round above the curve for the hill. (This is a making memories cutter but you could use a plate or anything.)
C) Cut it out
Step 2) Stamp the hero arts sentiments onto the hill & emboss in white.
No worries about extra white embossing powder bits here or there, 'cause they look like snow:
To stamp the sentiments as a full background, I just left them on their packaging (adhering them to an acrylic block with double-sided tape and stamped...)
Step 3) To highlight a particular sentiment (in green here) Colour an area with marker. The embossing will resist it. (I used two pieces of masking tape to mask out a stripe & coloured with a green water-based marker)
Step 4) Bead & stitch around the sentiment & Pierce & stitch around the hill with white thread--if you like.
A) Stamp the sleigh on brown cardstock (this is Bronze metallic cardstock from Paper Temptress. It has a bit of built in bling.)
B) Emboss the wet ink with brown pigment ink & clear embossing powder.
C) Colour the sleigh with a brown marker (the marker will stay wet on this particular metallic cardstock, allowing you to heat-emboss it with clear embossing powder.
D) Cut the sleigh out & add a ribbon:
E) Add the ribbon...
1) Pierce a hole
2) Thread ribbon through a hole in the sled front & knot it.
3) Thread the end through a bead & knot it too
LIL' TIP: I used Tombow monomulti to glue the sled on & hold the ribbon in place, so it had a little twist to it.
Finishing touches (snow snow snow)
A) Add glue & fun flock for snow
B) Add Stickles to the snow for some bling
Add mats to the image--I added the green distressed mat (detailed above) & another of watercolour paper for sturdiness.)
Once all the mats are placed you can re-pierce the holes so light will shine through from the back of it:
LIL' TIP: you can hold the image up to the light & it'll shine through so you can see if you like the placement of the holes...and pierce more if you want.
Step 1) Print & cut box template
Step 2) Trace the template onto Watercolour paper--or whatever cardstock you like.
Step 3) Score & fold the box
JPG downloads on SCS here.
PDFs (in 2 sizes):
measures 4 1/2" wide at the bottom
PDF Large Label Box (no score lines-just guide marks)
PDF Large Label Box (score guide)
measures 4 2/8" wide at the bottom
PDF Medium Label Box (no score lines-just guide marks)
PDF Medium Label Box (score guide)
There are a couple of examples of this label box here too:
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Hope your day is a creatively blissful one!
P.S. Just a quick note to let you know I'm going to skip a day and post again on Wednesday...
(please click the pics, if you'd like to check them out)