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Acetate Window and Suspended Snowflakes
I finally finished carton #11 for the modified advent calendar
that I've been so inspired to make, thanks to Linda at the
Pics of the different sides
Linda is hosting her 12 Tags of Christmas Challenge and you have until the 15th of December to finish all 12 challenges.
There's only one simple rule,
Use her tag as your inspiration and then the sky is the limit on your creativity.
I've been so truly inspired by Linda and all the other creations submitted over at Funkie Junkie.
I began the challenge by making a milk-carton and have continued with that theme throughout.
All 12 of them will hang on our Christmas tree and on the 13th day before Christmas, my kids will locate the carton that says #12 and open it up to see what special gift is inside for them.
I thought this would be more fun than a chocolate advent calendar. Not that I'm knocking chocolate, God knows I love me my chocolate.
It just seemed like a really fun and wonderful new tradition.
Here is Linda's challenge Tag
I took from this the snowflakes, newsprint, brass 25 and the clear rectangle.
The carton is created from golden cardstock (really wanted a brass color) and then versamark and white embossed snowflakes applied.
Each of the windows on my carton are cut out and acetate covered. A black snowflake is suspended behind the window and a gem is applied to outside of the window on the center of the snowflakes.
Newspaper was fitted and torn and then stain inked.
The cardstock is more gold than brass (sigh) ; will have to work on creating a more brass look.
The number 25 is embossed with my stylus.
The snowflakes are cut with Spellbinders and ink stained as well.
Brass Stickles are applied sporadically as I was still desperately trying to get the texture correct.
A file was rubbed over the entire surface for a worn look.
Small raffia adorns the snowflakes and makes the hanging loop.
The Christmas tree is officially up in our house and these little cartons look adorable on it!
I can't wait to watch the kids open them up...
As soon as I get out of the house and find wonderful goodies to fill them up with.
Thank you so much for stopping in and taking a look.
Hugs and Happy Stamping...
Challenges I would like to enter:
The Funkie Junkie - 12 Tags of Christmas Challenge (#11)