I gave my friend Harriet Garrison the flocked window sheet from the Candlelight Christmas specialty designer series paper (from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog). I had no idea what to do with it, and I knew if I kept it, it would sit until it retired, and then I’d finally sell it three years later. So better to let Harriet have it now. My only stipulation was that she show me what she did with it so I could get some inspiration.
Harriet’s card was awesome – and it was the inspiration behind this one. It was a champagne glimmer paper tree with the window sheet over it. Of course, after seeing Harriet’s card, I wanted to make one, but I had given both flocked sheets to Harriet for one of the classes she teaches at the local craft store.
No problem! The paper is available as an MDS2 download, so I bought it, downloaded it, then printed a page of the flocked paper onto a transparency sheet. While the ink was still a little wet, I embossed it with Cherry Cobbler embossing powder, and heated it carefully. If you overheat the transparency, it will warp. With the new Stampin’ Up! heat tool, it’s a lot easier, because there’s a low setting on it. The powder melted just fine, and there was no warping.
Using a craft knife, I cut around the inside of the Holiday Ornament framelit to cut the transparency, then adhered it to another ornament cut from another pattern from the Candlelight Christmas paper. (Framelits and punches will not cut through window sheets – or transparencies.)
The ornament is mounted to one of the Apothecary framelits that I wheeled with music notes. You can’t see it well, but the top of the ornament, the border along the side, and the oval under the sentiment is champagne glimmer paper. And I’m loving using the Cherry Cobbler scalloped tulle ribbon.
Thanks, Harriet, for your inspiration! Harriet always makes the most amazing creations. She’d make a great Stampin’ Up! demonstrator…(hint, hint!)
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy, and have a wonderful weekend!
Supplies – Stamps: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede classic; Paper: Gumball Green, Very Vanilla card stock; Champagne glimmer paper; Candlelight Christmas specialty designer series paper; Other: Holiday Ornaments framelits, Big Shot, Cherry Cobbler scalloped tulle ribbon, Little Leaves sizzlet, Large Scallope edgelit, large & scalloped oval punches, sponge wedges, Cherry Cobbler embossing powder, heat tool, Apothecary Accent framelits, MDS 2