Yes, if you have fabulousy adorable images, luscious Copic markers and some beautiful patterned paper, you can turn almost any stamp into a festive holiday centerpiece!
I created this gift/card after being inspired on Rach's blog. She posted a beautifully colored and designed card incorporating a card and a gift in one. She made and placed a tealight box at the base of the card and included some tea lights inside for the gift. She also posted a link to the template so I was excited to try making one myself...
Well, the template that was provided did not work very well for me (and I don't think it worked well for her either so she made one for herself too). I could not get it to work no matter how I folded it. So I decided to make a new template that would work for me. While making a new template, I realized the only measurement that would need to change for a different sized card, would be the "6 inch length" measurement. All the other measurments remain the same. NICE!
I'm posting the template I created to help you make your own. Now, remember, the template is not drawn to scale, but does have the correct measurements listed. Here's the template I created. Feel free to share it with your stamping friends.
After I made the box, I set out to find the perfect stamp(s) to use for this month's blog hop. I found it in a new stamp called FAIRYDUST TILDA...Yes, it is from the Fairytale Collection, but that dust also reminded me of snow and HECK...I love cold weather and wear short sleeves in the winter so POO...It's not fairy dust, ITS SNOW! I also pulled two more stamps that would work with my theme.
After selecting the images, I went to my stash of pre cut 6x6 patterned papers...I found the perfect background paper in Little Yellow Bicycle Sharon Ann Delightful Blue Lace (Retired). It was the perfect shade of blue. I then went on to selecting the Copic Colors. I pulled out my handy-dandy copic book and started with hair, then moved on to clothes, then to her face...
Here are the colors I used:
- Fairytale Tilda's Hair: E21, 31, 55
- Clothes and Presents: BG0000, B00, B12, B91, Woo, W1
- Tilda With Gifts Hair/Shoes: E 21, 31, 35, YR14
- Tilda with Knitted Hat Hair: E55, Y23, E31
- Tilda with Knitted Hat Shoes: E31, E35, W01
- White Opaque Copic for the highlights
- Diamond Glaze for the shoes
- Crystal Stickles for the sparkle
- Skin on all Tildas: E0000, E00, E01
After assembling the card with all the assorted embellishments, I decided it needed one or two more Maggie images. I pulled two: Tilda With Gifts (from the Wedding Collection) and an old favorite Tilda (I'll call her Tilda with Knitted Hat). I colored both images and put some pop dots on them then tried test positioning them on the card.
This was option 1: