Hello and welcome to Day 5 of our October Rubber & Die Release Showcase! On Wednesday (October 24th) Whimsy Stamps released this month's new rubber designs, Shapeology dies, Whimsy Designer Paper packs and Shape EZ templates. From then until October 30th, the Whimsy Stamps DT and Special Guests are showcasing these fabulous new goodies with a daily mini blog hop! Each mini blog hop has a new release prize hidden somewhere along the way and you have 24 hrs to enter each prize draw.
Since this was a Christmas release, I wanted to use some Christmas images to make ornaments as gifts for my children. I used an image from this release as well as images from past releases. I have two sons and a daughter so I tried to create ornaments that weren't too girly (for the boys) so that meant no lace and such on their ornaments. (Please excuse the snow that is shaken out of place in this photo as I didn't see it when I was taking photos.)
I stamped all the image on copic x-press it carstock with tuxedo black memento ink and colored them with copic markers. Then, I die cut the images and added foam adhesive around the edges, snowy glitter in the middle, and a piece of clear cardstock over the top to create a shaker. Then, I added frames around the front to cover the foam adhesive.
This cute Santa and Teddy Portrait image is from illustrator Crissy Armstrong. It is such a sweet image. For the boys' ornaments, I added a larger cardstock circle behind the image to help them stand out and wrapped maraschino baker's twine around the shaker to cover the foam adhesive. I added a string to hang the ornaments, a bow with a button center and bells tied to the tails, and some white poinsettias and holly berries to the top.
This adorable Snow Fun image is also by Crissy. I thought it was perfect for a shaker ornament because it looks like they are sledding in the snow.
I chose this beautiful Heidi image from illustrator Sylvia Zet for my daughter's ornament. I finished her ornament a little differently than the boys' ornaments. I added some lace behind the image and wrapped some pearl string around the foam adhesive to cover it. (I've had that pearl string in my craft stash for a very, very long time so I have no idea if you can still buy it some place.) Since I didn't have any red in the image, I didn't want to use the same holly berries so I added some white berries instead.
To be entered into today's mini blog hop prize draw, be sure to leave a comment on ALL of the DT's posts listed below by 12.00PM EST tomorrow. All winners will be announced on the Whimsy blog on October 31st. To take a peek at today's fabulous new release creations, please click on the links below...
Remember that the entire new release is available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favorites.
Hope you're having a great weekend!
Stamps: Santa and Teddy Portrait, Snow Fun, Heidi (Whimsy Stamps)
Cardstock: X-Press It (Copic), cotton candy, wild cherry (My Favorite Things), green
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko)
Embellishments: Maraschin0 twine (The Twinery), Raspberry Twine (Divine Twine), Sweet Tooth buttons (My Favorite Things), white poinsettias, red holly, white berries (Wild Orchid Crafts), white crocheted lace, pink pearl string