Sunday, December 31, 2017

Snowman on Kraft

This is one of my newest snowman stamps. The artist is Tierra Jackson, and the stamp kit is called Wintertime Friends sold by Unity Stamp Co.

I heat embossed the images in white, and colored it in with Leisure Arts pencils that my son got me for Christmas. The white pencil didn't show up well, so I went over it with my Prismacolor one. I went over the eyes and mouth with an alcohol marker to turn them black.

I die cut the panel with a stitched square die from C.C. Designs, and the sentiment was punched out with a tag punch from Stampin' Up! A little lace and a rhinestone was the only accents I wanted.

I did stamp the card base with a larger snowflake from one of my Unity kit's of the month. Paper and inks are from Stampin' Up!, Crumb Cake, Bermuda Bay, and Daffodil Delight. White embossing powder from WOW!

I'm happy to be playing with my snowman stamps, but it's way to cold to go out and build one right now! I hope you all have a wonderful and Safe New Years!! And thank you all for your visits and comments throughout the year!

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Salt Shaker Snowmen

This is what I've been up to in the last month. My crafting table was full of supplies for making these cute snowman gifts.

I bought the salt shakers in bulk, then started looking for all the things to make them with. The heads are dense styrofoam balls that I covered with snow texture paste and left to dry overnight. The noses I made with clay, and were baked in the oven. The eyes are rhinestones that I colored with an alcohol marker.

Their bodies are filled with floral sand, and the Girly ones have some added pearl beads. Everything was hot glued together, including the shaker tops as hats. I used chenille stems and rhinestone ribbon  around the hats, fabrics and ribbon for the scarves, and some have buttons down the fronts.

I think they look so cute all together, but they were made for gifts, and they were enjoyed. I did run out of the snow paste while making these, but I did make my own, and it worked quite well. I used the empty paste pot and added some Mod Podge and the floral sand I was using. I also added some micro fine glitter to the mix. After it dried, it looked very similar to the paste I bought, so I was pleased.

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! I am looking forward to my time off work until after the first of the year! I have my craft desk all cleaned up and ready for paper crafting. I am excited to get all my snowman stamps back out!

Thanks for your visit,