Friday, November 27, 2009

Snow fight at night (and some winter love too) heehee

Sorry I'm late today....feeling run down this week.
Hope to be back to regular schedule soon! :o)

Paper Garden Projects 4th Friday challenge Backgrounds and Black Friday mel stampz

These speedy baskets are for the Fourth Friday Challenge at Paper Garden Projects:

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Hope you can join us!

The challenge this month is to use background stamps (love 'em!)
and to use black too, if you'd like an extra chance to win--
(since it is Black Friday, after all.)

Paper Garden Projects 4th Friday challenge CLOSE Backgrounds and Black Friday mel stampz

Step 1) Stamp & emboss snowmen (these are done in a metallic turquoise pigment ink with clear embossing powder.)

Step 2) Cut out & colour with Copic markers. Add Spica glitter pen to make the snow sparkle.

Step 3) Print & cut the label box template & trace it onto black cardstock. Cut & score the box.
You can find label box templates in this post here.

Step 4) To make swirly night skies: Cover the background stamps with Versamark & then White Pigment ink. Stamp onto the box & sprinkle on clear embossing powder. Use a heat gun to melt it.

Step 5) Adhere snowmen to the box & glue on some Swarovski crystals (or some other embellishment) for snow.

Step 6) Assemble boxes and add handles (made using the scraps from cutting out the box templates & heat embossed with background stamps the same way as the boxes.) Add white stitches with a Souffle pen, if you like.

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Hope you have a day full of play!


Kim Etherington said...

Love the detailed embossed background. Cute cute snowman stamps!

Tricia said...

These are just fabulous! What a great project!

Maryellen said...

Beautiful project Mel! You have
such patience to put all the little
details in your work. I admire that
so much! Hope you are doing well

sandi maciver said...

wow, these are absolutely amazing

Dawn said...

1. Don't apologize! You take care of YOU!

2. Those backgrounds are gorgeous!

3. Too dang adorable!!

4. Love the "snow fight", too funny the one on the ground!

5. Have I told you today how AWESome you are?! Take care kiddo=)

Anonymous said...

Hi Melissa,so cute... I love the black,it looks like leather,have a good night , Love Lady

Cathy at Paper Garden Projects said...

These are awesome (as usual!) Mel. Love the embossed backgrounds - and how brilliant to emboss the snowmenin turquoise to make them now "snow-y".

helen ... said...

waw great works ,=O, they are ready for crishtmas gifts =)
havea nice weekend

Judi M said...

Those snowmen look terrific against that gorgeous black background, Mel.

Christy Farneth-Kerr said...

Very Cool :) I am a huge fan of snowman:) and your work !!

Elena said...

I really like the unique shape of the boxes! And background stamps are so gorgeous! Love the cute snowmen too! Thank you for sharing this project!

Mina said...

fabulous Mel and your tutorials are always fantastic, so clear and easy to follow
Mina xxx

Lori said...

Thanks for yet another great project! Hope you are feeling better. The detail you put into each project never ceases to amaze me!

Etha said...

Oh I love the use of the tapestry stamp here, as soon as I put eyes on it I thought, no, that's not super cool structured card stock, she MADE that :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for sharing your box template. The embossed boxes are wonderful and I love the snowmen!

Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor said...

Aww those snowmen are adorable! The backgrounds are wonderful too!

Barbara said...

Hello Mel! I love your blog.You always have greats ideas.I'm sorry for my english.Best regards - Barbara from Poland :)

Janine said...

Hi Mel!! Hope you are feeling better soon!! Just love this snowman set and the basket you created... Awesome!

cute backgrounds said...

Thanks so much for sharing your box template. The embossed boxes are wonderful and I love the snowmen!