Sunday, October 5, 2014

Woodware: Christmas Decor

Anyone thinking of Christmas decorations yet? Possible gift ideas? It's a well-known fact that the months of October through December go faster than the rest of the year! Here's a fun creation for the home or a gift:

I picked up this rusted star hanger from a "big box" craft store on clearance. They were practically giving these away, which makes me wish that I'd bought all of them at the time. Oh, well...

Using Dreamweaver Stencils (Plaid, Damask, Holiday Borders, and Snowflakes Background), I machine-embossed the designs into pieces of Core-dinations cardstock. This paper is designed with a contrasting color "core", so that when you either emboss it or tear it, the other color can be revealed by sanding over the surface with a sanding block...which is exactly what I did. Then I traced the triangle shape on each side of the star onto these pieces, and cut them out, and glued them on.

The hanging sign was distressed with a bit of ink. A strip of burlap was adhered for a more rustic feel. On scraps of leftover embossed paper, die cut, I paste-embossed in Copper the Noel stencil design over four pieces. When dry, I rubbed some ink over the surface to age the letters a bit, and then adhered the pieces onto the sign. I used a fun burlap ribbon to complete the project.

If you don't have a source for the rustic star, HERE IS A TUTORIAL showing how to create one of these star shapes, which you can then adhere your own textured paper, patterned paper, stamped images, paint, glitter, etc.

1 comment:

Tracy said...

I love the rustic feel to this piece :)
funny as I just pinned one of these made with paper today :)