Sunday, September 13, 2009
I am really excited to join in the High Hopes Challenge today! It's different for me now, being an outsider and not knowing what the challenge will be til it's posted. It's actually fun from this angle! The excitement of the suspense, oh my!! That is a bit of fun for this old gal! lol (I know, I know, get a life, right?)
Today's challenge is to make anything other than a card! There's a link on my sidebar to the High Hopes Challenge blog if you want to check it out!
Well, I usually stick to cards only, so any time a challenge is to make something other than a card, my brains starts to steam and sputter and then it just hurts. Well, not really. Thats just me being dramatic. ;-p
Anyhoo, I had a serendipity moment and all of a sudden I saw this Santa face as a Christmas tree ornament, and the round cork coaster I bought at Mike's as the base for it!
I have a video here that shows me coloring this High Hopes Santa face! Check my side bar for stores that carry High Hopes images!
Now here's how I made it:
I wrapped the outside edges with gold wrapping paper and taped them down.
I cut out my colored Santa face with my Spellbinders Lg. Circle die and Cuttlebug and sponged some ink around the edges for added color.
I made a circle for the back too, out of Christmas DP (not exciting enough to show you).
After taping the front and back circles down to the cork, I pressed my Versamark Clear Ink pad all over it and then sprinkled Ultra Thick Embossing powder on it and heat set. I had to repeat this process.
I have a great little tool I used to punch out the hole. It's called a Paper Drill and it's available at Lee Valley Tools in Canada. It punches through leather even, I love it.
To finish it off, I added the gold twine and ribbon and voila, an ornament for this year's tree all ready!
Oh, I might add, the ribbon was all creased and I was too lazy to iron it... so since my heat tool was handy, I thought I'd just run that up and down the length of it to see if it took out the creases. Yup! It worked! Yay for me!
I plan on letting you all in on my little secret this coming Wednesday, so come back then for a big surprise!!! I can hardly wait and I'm on the edge of my seat for you to find out!!! I'm just so excited I can hardly stand it!!!
Thanks for visiting my blog, precious people!!
God bless each one of you!!
Posted by Crissy Armstrong at 9/13/2009 12:33:00 PM