Happy Hump Day All!!! Well, I don't know about you all, but yesterday was a very exciting day!! I watched election coverage all afternoon and night and gone next to nothing done - LOL! What a historic day for all of us!!!! I hope you all got a chance to vote - I know I did! Okay, so now onto why you are really here.....today I am sharing a Santa Garland that I made for my upcoming Craft Fair. I have been making these in some shape or fashion for years as gifts so I thought I would try my hand and selling a few! They are hard to photograph though, so I apologize in advance if any of it is hard to see! This first picture is of the whole garland which consists of five panels, one each spelling out the word "Santa". Each panel is the size of a standard card and is made from both card stock and patterned paper. There is a score line between each panel to make it so that is folds flat for easy storage. I am also working on designing a cute box for this to be stored in, or maybe adding a ribbon to it that will tie together so stay tuned on that one. To make it better for you to see the deets, I did take some separate pics of the panels - here is the first one which consists of the first two letters. I used several different holiday stamp sets to put this project together, but it would be easy enough to just use one if you wanted to make this a class. However, I am teaching this as a class using all of them - heehee, my gals love it when we use more than one set! The letters are chipboard that I sponged with Garden Green and then stamped snowflakes on in versamark. I added some Iridescent Ice, heated it up with my heat gun, and they turned out really nice! The two scalloped green pieces are actually one of the scallop square punches cut in half - I like this effect!! Here are the second two panels following the same color scheme and using some more of the stamps. I stamped everything in Black Stazon and water colored all of the images, which I thought provided a more whimsical look - at least I hope it did, since that was my goal!! And, of course, I had to use some more of those wonderful felt flurries - ack, gotta order more, my stash is getting low, LOL! And, the final panel, which is quite simple yet stands out because of those gorgeous snowflakes with the added bling rhinestone in the center!! I am quite pleased with how this project turned out and I am working on a couple more variations so you will get to see those over the next week or so......I hope you don't get tired of them, heehee!!! So, I will leave you with the recipe of all the items I used in this project. I hope you like it! And, here is another pic of the whole garland from a different angle - I hope it gives you at least some idea of the whole project as one piece!! Have a wonderful day!
Paper - Riding Hood Red, Garden Green, Whisper White card stock, Riding Hood Red Patterns Designer Series paper
Inks - Black Stazon, Riding Hood Red, Garden Green, Baha Breeze, Basic Black Classic stampin' pads, versamark pad
Stamps - Deer Friends, Winter Post, Season of Friendship(snowflake), It's a Stretch, Jolliest Time of the Year
Accessories - Felt Flurries, Whisper White narrow grosgrain ribbon, Rhinestone brads, Circle Scallop Punch, Square Scallop Punch, Scalloped Edge Punch, On Board Loads of Letters chipboard, Sponge, Mini glue dots, Sticky tape, Iridescent Ice, Heat Gun, Fresh Favorites II buttons, Blender Pen