Receiving BoBunny's St Nick collection provided an instant spark of mojo for this project. I have been eager to create it since receiving my first BoBunny DT box back in October.
Every year after "santa visits" I jingle a set of bells slightly, hoping that in the depth of their sleep, our little ones will start dreaming of Christmas magic. No one has reported such dreams, but I have fun doing it anyhow. This year santa's coming and going may be tipped off as he opens our living room door, creating a jingle that gives him away. If I am feeling particularly energetic perhaps I will ring them a little louder this year and then "bolt" to my bedroom and into my bed.
BoBunny Supplies Used:
St. Nick Collection: Mistletoe paper, Combo Sticker (alpha), Cut Outs, Time of Wonder cardstock sticker, flowers, Buttons and Bling
Tis the Season patterned papers, Cut Outs, Combo Sticker (alpha)
Cardstock: Almond Double Dot
Santa Dear Acrylic Stamp
Ribbon: Wildberry Double Dot
Ink: Staz On timber brown by Tsukineko, Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink
Color Mediums: General chalk pencils, Sakura black glaze pen, Krylon gold paint pen, Memento red ink marker, Lumiere gold translucent paint by Jacquard (used to color the star gems gold)
Glitter Medium: Sparkle Mod Podge, Crayola red glitter glue
Dimensional Medium: Liquid Applique
Gold Jingle Bells: Darice
Gold floss: DMC
Gems: Hero Arts
Marker: Sharpie brown fine point
Other: Liquid Applique
1. Cut chipboard to size, using circle template to round top (note: if chipboard is too thick use template to trace circle shape arch across top and cut out with scissors)
2. Use circle cutter to create hole for door knob
3. Cover with St. Nick Mistletoe paper
4. Border punch Tis the Season paper and stitch both pieces onto chipboard as shown
5. From St. Nick cut out green scallop circle design from 6x6 cut outs sheet – use circle cutter to remove center (note: use same circle cutter size as used in step 2). Stitch if desired. Position onto door hanger with foam adhesive if dimension is desired.
Liquid applique adds a whole new dimension to this stamp design.
6. Stamp Santa stamp onto solid side of Almond Dot cardstock. Tear design to create approximate square as shown. Colorize – multiple mediums were used, including soft chalk pencils to blend and create smooth skin tones, deep red Memento ink for Santa’s suit, black glaze pen to create the black, patent leather belt, Krylon gold paint pen for shiny buttons and buckle, and Liquid Applique (heat set) to create puffy, white cuffs and hat. Position stamped design as show, with dimensional adhesive.
7. Cut tree and gifts design from Tis the Season cut outs – coat with sparkle mod podge and add small gems if desired. Position as shown.
8. Position letter stickers – outline with fine point brown marker if desired. Red letters were used to make “stops” stand out. “Here” is raised up, mounted on santa design and foam adhesive brings “re” to same level.
9. Add buttons to scallop circle– bling’d with red glitter glue and gold paint if desired. Position “naughty or nice” sticker as shown, add bow.
10. If desired paint two star gems with transluscent gold paint, add one to top of tree, second to flower positioned as shown. Our daughter's Crayola red glitter happened to be very handy - so I decided to use it on the flower. She has to be careful of where she sets down her art supplies! (LOL)
11. Tie jingle bells of various sizes with gold floss. Abby helped with this part of the project -the girl loves jingle bells! Varied lengths will create more movement to let signal that Santa has arrived!
Happy creating, and all the best to those of you creating home made gifts this holidays season. May time be with you!