Thursday, 28 September 2017

Cookie Cutter Christmas Eskimo

Hello, Crafters.

I had a doctor's appointment yesterday morning, and because our cleaning lady was in and hubby would rather not be around at the same time, he decided to come down with me!

After my flu jab and blood tests had been done, we decided to leave the car where we had parked it, and walk into town. 

The weather was gorgeous, and it was just a ten minute walk. 

After a very leisurely meander around the shops getting the few bits and pieces we needed, I surprised hubby with lunch at our favourite Singaporian restaurant! 

I hadn't planned it, it just happened! 

We had an excellent lunch, followed by a slow stroll back to the car and then the short drive back home. 

Most of the time, I enjoy the anticipation of looking forward to events we've planned, but yesterday's spontaneity was superb!

Yesterday afternoon I started planning the projects for this weekend's classes. 
 
For the 3D project, we'll be decorating one of the Acetate Card Boxes on page 13 of the Christmas Catalogue, and then we'll make two cards to co-ordinate with the box. 

One of the cards will be based on today's Eskimo card. 

At the moment I have various ideas buzzing around in my head, and until they settle down I won't be sure exactly what we will be doing!

Today's card is based on an idea I have for a Christmas decoration, but I'm saving that for another day. 

I started with a top layer of Whisper White Cardstock (CS) which I dry embossed using theHolly Embossing Folder.

I stamped two images of the Eskimo from the Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp Set, and coloured him/her (?) in using Soft Sky and Bermuda Bay Marker Pens.

I painted all the fur trims using my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen. 

Using the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch,  I punched out both images. 

I adhered the embossed Whisper White CS layer to a layer of Silver Foil, and then adhered this to a Whisper White card base. 

I punched a Whisper White CS circle using the 2.25" Circle Punch, and adhered it in the centre, on the back of a Silver Foil Snowflake. 

I'm still undecided whether it is worth doing this, so I'd appreciate any feedback! 

The reasons I did this are: a). to provide an even background for the Eskimo to rest on and to adhere to, b). to give the image a clearer background i.e. just the snowflake, instead of the snowflake and the dry embossing that can be seen through the snowflake cut outs, c). to give the snowflake an easy background to adhere to the embossed layer.

The sentiment is from the Star of Light Stamp Set, and has been stamped onto a piece of Whisper White CS using Smokey Slate Ink. 
 
I layered it onto a piece of silver foil. 

After I'd adhered everything together, I finished off by adding a small silver bow, adhering it with a Glue Dot, at the top of the snowflake. 

Inside the card I adhered a layer of Silver Foil and a top layer of Whisper White CS. 

I adhered the second Eskimo in the bottom right hand corner.

Today I'll be working on another card for the weekend's classes and designing how we'll be decorating the Acetate Boxes! 

Until tomorrow, happy crafting. 

JanB.

2 comments:

  1. Very sweet card, Jan. Love the whole theme and colour scheme you've chosen. Been missing more of your lovely Christmas cards lately, so this was a delightful surprise this morning. Thank you! Glad you had such a pleasant time yesterday ... love when those happy spontaneous things just happen in life!

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    1. Hi, Geraldine. This is one of my all time favourite stamp sets. This little Eskimo is just sooo cute! I'm getting more into the swing of Christmas. The ladies who come to my classes like to start on Christmas projects in September. I know that sounds early to non-cardmakers but it only gives us three classes before we need to be posting our cards out! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

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