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Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Sparkling snowflakes and a penguin party (posted by Claire)

Good morning, Claire here with some more Christmas projects made using this month's new releases. I love the snowflakes on 'A child is born', they are such beautiful stamps I wanted to put them centre stage rather than use them for a background so I've made a little bag charm and matching gift box.

To make the gift box I took a paper mache book box and applied texture paste around the side, while it was wet I ran a comb along the edge to create 'pages' and left it to dry. Once it was dry I gave the box a couple of coats of off white emulsion paint and again left it to dry.

While the paint was drying I stamped the snowflakes on to tissue with versamark and embossed with Wow Gold embossing powder, I cut them out and then peeled off the top layer of the tissue. I applied the tissue snowflakes to the box with matte medium and again left it to dry thoroughly. To finish off I've embossed all the edges with gold embossing powder.

Here's a view of the inside of the box

To make the bag charm I took a copper blank and painted with white acrylic paint. Once the paint was dry I stamped and embossed the snowflakes and then carefully applied a clear two part resin. I was planing on adding some beaded snowflakes but I'm so slow at beadwork these days they may not be ready until next Christmas.

My second project today is a fun card made with Snowy Penguins

I stamped the images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and added some colour with Graph'It markers before cutting them out and popping them on to a side step card. I've added a computer generated sentiment, some die cut snowflakes and icicles and then added lots of glitter for some snowy sparkle.

Thanks for visiting today,
Claire xx


  1. Very classy snowflake project and super cute penguin card.

  2. I love this box and charm. So olde worlde.

  3. Two gorgeous - and very different - projects today, love them both, tfs.

  4. Gorgeous projects Claire. Adore your box. That is such a clever idea to use the comb for the book pages. Inspiring as always.
    Flo x

  5. Stunning book box and charm! And great shapecard and funny too with the pinguins!

  6. Two fab projects. Those penguins & snowman are sure to always raise a smile!

    Lesley Xx

  7. Wow this project are really great , I love your present box a lot, great juwelery and super cut card!!!


  8. Bautiful detail with those 'pages' on the box & thank you for the detailed description of how you applied the images using tissue paper. The bag charm is a very novel idea too. I had to chuckle over your penguin card - brilliant to have them facing different directions on the tiers - after a very stressful day those penguins really cheered me.
    Paula (PEP)


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