Dreaming of a White Christmas?

I had this idea in my mind for a little while and I was sure someone would beat me to it. But to date, I haven’t seen another created. So it was nice to nut out this idea without help.

Here I have had some punch art fun with the Trim your Stocking framelit and created an ice-skate for a more wintery feel to this card.

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I found some reference material to help guide me along and started with punching a simple stocking from Whisper White cardstock.

Next, I created the sole of the shoe by punching out the foot section of the stocking from Basic Black cardstock. Then I overlapped the framelit on the punched piece and punched it again to give me just the strip I needed. I adhered this on with Fine Tip Glue pen.

Next, I free cut some shapes to create the heal and adhered that from behind. I created the blade of the skate much the same way as the sole. Punching the foot from some Silver Foil, then punching again, cutting off as much as I needed. I did practise this part with some scrap paper first as I needed to know how much of the foot I needed initially. Then I fussy cut out the shapes to leave the two connectors – one to the heal and one to the ball of the skate. I cut teeth into the front curve of the skate for the stopper and adhered it in place. Now my skate was starting to take shape.

Skates are only ankle high, or just over, so I trimmed the stocking down to where I thought an ankle would sit within this shape. I rounded the corner freehand.

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Now to finalise the detail…. I punched eyelets with the handheld punch, I threaded some bakers twine through for the laces. For the hooks at the top, I just popped on some circled from the Metallic Shapes pack. I added some stitching detail by paper piercing.

Once I completed my skate element, I prepared a base card in Whisper White Thick cardstock and layers some of the yummy ombre paper from the Color Theory Paper stack.

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I adhered on my skate with some Multipurpose liquid glue and finished it off with some Silver edged ribbon, thread and a simple sentiment.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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CTC150 – Favourite Big Shot Project – Holiday Catalogue

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So this was a really hard challenge this week at Caseing The Catty. I mean… how do you choose a favourite big shot project!! You’re “favourite” usually means one right? There-in lies my problem… there are waaaaaaay too many great projects to just one.

But I settle on this one – it’s my favourite… well for this week anyway!

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It’s the Stocking trim die and it’s a beauty.

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Here I have made a gift package with it, using the pillow box attachment that comes with the die. You can pop all sorts of goodies inside from chocolates, to money or gift cards.

You can dress them up in so many different ways too, here I have kept it simple this time, but I’ll be back with some dressed up versions soon, I’m sure. I added some Designer Series Paper to the top, toe and heal and a Silver foil bell with a bow tied from thread. I heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder, making it stand out against the Real Red cardstock, and this sentiment, from the coordinating Tags & Trimming stamp set, eludes to the it being a package too!

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I just love all the different elements you get in this die set, that allows you to finish it off in so many different ways. I particularly love the star and heart which has that lovely stitched detail.

Look out for more posts using this bundle. I’m having a lot of fun with it.

Next up on the hop is Peta Stephen.

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Really looking forward to seeing what you create this week, from your favourite big shot project. Remember to load up your entry to our Facebook Challenge Group by 6pm next Sunday.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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