A Happy Christmas…

Oct 28, 2009

Yes it looks as though I skipped Halloween and Thanksgiving all together and went straight to Christmas. Honestly this was not my intention it just kinda happened… I guess it comes as no surprise that I was the kid ready to pull the Christmas tree out of the attic the second I saw any sign of Christmas in the stores.

Mom and I always had some kind of Christmas craft going on each year. I still have the stuffed fabric ornaments we made one year… once we made lots of cute ornaments using a simple salt and flour dough mixture then painted and coated them in varnish… not sure what happened to those but I’m sure it had something to do with Southeast Texas humidity. Anyway, I could go on and on telling you all the things we have done each year. But I’m sure what you are really wondering right now is how I created this project so I will get straight to it.

A Happy Christmas Framed

  • First you need to paint your frame red and accent the edges using a gold paint.
  • While the frame is drying stamp an image using black Archival Ink onto a heavy weight cardstock. Ink over the entire image using Linen Distress Ink.
  • Apply Glossy Accents to a Tim Holtz Fragments piece (small rectangle) and place on top of the stamped image. Once dry cut around the Fragment piece, apply Platinum Stickles around the edge of the Fragment piece and apply Fine Silver German Glass Glitter on top.
  • While glittered Fragment piece is drying print out the Vintage Postcard Image and cut out as shown in the photo. Apply Platinum Stickles around the edge of the postcard and apply Fine Silver German Glass Glitter.

A Happy Christmas Close Up

  • Using small scallop scissors cut a piece from the postcard that is the length of the vintage postcard piece you just glittered, cover the top of the entire scalloped piece with Platinum Stickles then apply Fine Silver German Glass Glitter.
  • Cut a piece of Vintage Sheet Music to fit the inside of your frame
  • Using a strong liquid adhesive attach your Cotton Crochet Doily to the Vintage Sheet Music. I used Fabric-Tac
  • Place the sheet music and doily inside the frame
  • Begin attaching the vintage postcard, Scalloped piece, Fragment, holly leaves, berries and red and white baker’s twine bow as shown in the photo
  • Trim the back of a 3.5″ Bottle Brush tree, apply a liquid adhesive on the sides and front then apply Old Fashioned Mica Snowflakes on top. Once the adhesive is dry using a strong adhesive attach the bottle brush tree to the front right side of the frame.

A Happy Christmas

Supplies Used: A Happy Christmas Vintage Postcard (PDF above), Fine Silver German Glass Glitter, Tim Holtz Fragments, Glossy Accents, Holly Leaves and Berries, Red and White Baker’s Twine, Small Scallop Scissors, Platinum Stickles, 6″ x 6″ Frame with 4″ x 4″ opening, Vintage Sheet Music, Cotton Crochet Doilies, Cranberry Making Memories Acrylic Paint, Gold Adirondack Metallics Acrylic Paint Dabber, Bottle Brush Tree, Old Fashioned Mica Snowflakes, Domino Joyeux Noel Wood Mounted Rubber Stamp, Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink, White Heavy Weight Cardstock, Archival Ink Jet Black

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