Welcome! I started this blog because I love to craft. I dabble with scrap booking, and card making. I love bending, folding and tweaking paper. I try other crafts, too. I hope to share some projects with you.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas Past, Present, And Future ATC Swap

   I recently joined an ATC Swap that's theme was Christmas Past, Present, and Future. It turned out to be quite challenging. I knew that it wouldn't be hard if I did Santas. There are so many images to of Santa. Well, you know. That jolly ole elf is everywhere this time of year. But I had no idea how hard Christmas Future would be.


   This ATC started with my favorite Christmas picture. I re-sized it and printed out two copies. First I cut out Santa, the trees and the deer. Then I cut the Santa and the deer away from the trees. I applied Snow Writer on the tree branches. After it dried I lightly applied glitter glue over the snow. I put glitter glue on the background. When it dried I glued the snow covered trees over the background trees. Then using adhesive foam squares I put Santa and the deers over the background Santa and deers. I finished this card by gluing some white sparkly trim along the outside edge.

   I made the background of this card by coating a piece of white card stock with Mod Podge. Then I laid  a piece of tissue paper over it and pressed it down on to the white card stock. I found this picture of Santa on one of those copy write free sites. I re-sized it and printed two. On the first one I used Snow Writer for the fluff on his hat. Then I cut myself some tiny tools from a coffee stirrer. Using my tiny tools I applied Light Modeling Paste on his beard and sculpted his beard, mustache, and eyebrows. I sat it aside to dry.  Using my die cutting machine I cut from green tissue paper the boughs. I held three together and twisted them between my fingers and then glued them in place laying one cluster over the other until I had gone all the way round the Santa creating a wreath. Then from the other Santa picture I cut out Santa's  hand and the little mouse. I touched the little mouse's bell with gold glitter glue. Then using foam squares I attached the hand and mouse in place. I tied a small gold bow out of gold ribbon and glued it in place.

   For this ATC I stamped what I thought looked like a futuristic Christmas trees with silver embossing powder randomly on my white card stock background. Then I stuck a holographic Santa to a piece of scrap clear plastic. I save pieces of that clear plastic that they use for packaging for things like this. Then I cut apart a large google eye and using Scor Tape I adhered it to the piece of clear plastic with my Santa on. Then I trimmed the excess plastic off leaving me with a Santa in a clear dome.I found a red holographic gift bag and cut the flying saucer from it. I used Scor Tape to stick the saucer to the Santa dome. Then I placed the Santa and saucer to the background using Scor Tape. I found this really great holographic tape at The Dollar Store and edged a piece of white card stock with it. Then I centered the background on the white tape edged card stock leaving a small edge to show. I used a paper punch to cut the letters out saying "Peace".


 Sandi Hamel

 Judy Lawson

 Gabirae Diehl

I want to wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas
Take Care

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