Thursday, October 15, 2020

Get cracking on Christmas: Christmas mice!

 


Hi Friends!  It's time again to get cracking on Christmas!  I've got a couple of cute projects using a bunch of Lawn Fawn products.  I created holiday shaker card and two ornaments using a bunch of bright colors.  I'm definitely guilty of hoarding the new let it shine paper pack. It's absolutely gorgeous!  I love the gold foiling on a few of the papers!

Stop by Jenn's blog for more inspiration from my fellow crafty friends. 

To start with the card, I ink blended a background using an A2 piece of Bristol card stock and my home made stencils (see other posts to see how I did that using dies and acute sheets).  Distress ink colors used for the background (top top bottom): candied apple, picked raspberry, worn lipstick, carved pumpkin, mustard seed, cracked pistachio, lucky clover and twisted citron.  Next, I used the four square backdrop portrait die and the new let it shine paper to cut the front window piece.  Acetate sheet was adhered to the back of the window to create a shaker window.  I added some colorful beads and clear confetti from pretty pink posh to the shaker and glued it to the ink blended card base using double foam tape.

Next, images from a create was stirring were stamped using black ink and colored with copic markers.  I cut the images using the coordinating dies and adhered them to my card front.  White gel pen used for accents.  The sentiment was white heat embossed onto a piece of mermaid cardstock cut using the simple wavy banners die.




To create the ornaments, I started by cutting a piece of Bristol smooth cardstock using the largest stitched circle tag die.  Next, I ink blended the sky using the following distress inks: candied apple, picked raspberry, worn lipstick, carved pumpkin, mustard seed.  Using the same die, I cut a piece of cream cardstock from the let it shine pack.  Then I used one of the stitched hillside dies to create a floor for the cute mice.  Next, I used a powder tool and white heat embossed a sentiment from the winter wavy sayings stamp set.  Using a few left over images from my card, I added a few cute mice and cake to a piece of acetate for a 3D effect!


I used the same method to create the back of my ornament.  The only difference is that I used the cute image of the mom and baby mice from dandy day.  Sentiment is from dandy day and the white snowflakes are from winter skies stamp set.  After completing both sides of my ornament panels, I adhered them together back to back using liquid glue.  Using scissors, I sniped off the top so the circle would fit nicely into my ornament.  I used clear acrylic ornament measuring 80mm (bought 12 pack on amazon).  Open one end of the ornament ball and fill it with confetti/snow (I used pretty pink posh clear confetti and studio Katia chunky glitter).  Next push the panel with the baby and momma mouse facing down, to the end of the ornament ball.  Next, carefully take the other end of the ornament and add some liquid glue to the edges (I recommend using strong glue like mutlimatte medium) and close the ornament.  This way you will have the glitter and confetti on one side of the ornament and the baking mice on the other end.  Stop by my instagram for a short clip of the ornament.


For the last ornament, I used a larger circle die to cut a circle from the let it shine paper pack.  The images are from "a creature was stirring" stamp set and were colored using copic markers.  Pretty pink posh sparkling clear snowflakes added to the ornament before gluing the top down.  This ornament is flat on the back, unlike the previous which is a sphere.  

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!  Be sure to check out the hashtag #getcrackingonchristmas for additional holiday inspiration!