Monday, December 10, 2012

Christmas Easel Card and Stick Pin Set

Hello!  Thank you so much for stopping by on this lovely day! I hope you're enjoying a wonderful holiday season. It's my favorite time of the year!  We've been busy decking our halls and filling our home with the sites of Christmas. My next order of business is to fill it with the heavenly aromas of the season, in the form of a few scrumptious, home baked goodies. Before I get started baking, I want to take a moment to share a project I recently finished. 

I'm beyond excited to be a guest designer at the Shabby Tea Room! The challenge for this week is to craft a project using pink, aqua, silver, and glitter ~ my favorite colors and elements! 

The inspiration photo:

I created this easel card and stick pin set using a vintage postcard as my focal point. The look of wonderment on the little girls faces as they gaze up at the candlelit tree is such a sweet reflection of the magic and joy of the season!  I added layer upon layer of shabby goodness, matting each card stock layer and stitching them together on my sewing machine to give my card a warm and cozy feel. 

I made the stick pins using jewelry findings from my stash.  

The base of the easel box is made of chipboard to add strength.

I created the floral sprays with paper flowers, silver beads, and twigs that I painted white and coated in iridescent and silver glitter. The flowers, metal elements, and bow are painted and glittered in the same technique to add tons of sparkle!

I made this set as a Christmas gift for my dear friend, Su. I'm hoping that by the time this post is live, her package will already be making it's way across the ocean to France! 

The dimensions and plans to create the base for the easel stick pin card can be found at the amazing Luvleescrappin on Youtube! Thank you again for visiting today. I'll be back soon to share some of my favorite homemade holiday treats. My heartfelt wishes to you for a blessed and magical Christmas!  Hugs,