Nice background isn't it? This is an awesome technique – you'll have to check it out in your own copy of the book. ;-) I can show you how to do the rest though. View on…
I decked out a lantern candle-holder I got from Kohl's last year (on clearance with an extra 30% off! ha ha!) Here are some details:
|Detail of the scene inside - see the background peeking through?|
You might be wondering how to make a nifty Christmas tree like the one in the inside scene. Well, I am going to tell you! ;-) First I made a cone out of Bristol board (like a heavyweight cardstock). I sprayed it with Peeled Paint Spray Distress Stain. I also misted several sheets of music torn from an old hymnal. I cut the "branches" using the Ribbon Flags strip die. While they were still stuck to the die, ran a strip of Tissue Tape across the top of all the little flag pieces so I'd have one long strip section. After putting extra adhesive on the back of the strip, I'd wrap it around the cone shape. I did have to cut slits in the tissue tape to help form the strip to the surface of the cone base.
I swiped glue on the tips of the flags and sprinkled them with Dry Rock Candy Glitter because I think everything looks better with Rock Candy glitter on it. That stuff is magical! I also attached a Mirrored Star to the top and glued some pearls on the branches. You could make a whole forest of these trees in various sizes. Hmmmm…
I also want to share that the December challenge is up and running at Inspiration Journal. The theme is music – Sing, Sing it Loud! Be sure to go check it out and join in for a chance to win $50 to spend at Inspiration Emporium.
I am also going to enter this into the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Celebrate the Season challenge. I admit to being a great hoarder of Christmas supplies!
And…This fits the super fun Mixed Media Monthly Challenge#7 Tic Tac Toe. I went to town on the board and covered everything except tape so… Bow, Stencil, Die – Stencil, Glitter, Patterned Paper (tree) – Star, Patterned paper, Ribbon – Die, Stamps, Ribbon – Bow, Glitter, Ribbon – Star, Glitter, Die. I think that's all of them lol. Whew!
Most of the supplies I used for this project can be found at Inspiration Emporium. Follow the links below and use my code JUICE to save 10% if you go shopping. I will also point out that US shipping is always $5 and international shipping is just $10. ;-)