I made a start on the wreath yesterday and have been using different techniques to complete the paper pieces to attach to the wreath, I'm really new to crafting so It's fun thinking of different ways to display my skills that i have been learning over the past 7 months and come up with an original design that will look good and hopefully stand out.
I am creating individual pieces related to Christmas and have made so far some baubles, a house, some pin wheels and a snowman. I am going to share with you how to make the snowman today, you could use this to make Christmas tags, card toppers, scrapbook layouts and even tree decorations.
What you will need....
2 scalloped circle dies different sizes (body)
1 smaller than the scalloped circle die (head)
Mini Scalloped die (buttons)
Mini circle die (eyes)
1 Small square die (hat)
Die cutting machine
Spotted embossing folder (hat)
Wool strands (scarf)
Double sided tape
Start off by cutting all the shapes use the white for the body circles, black for the eyes, hat and buttons and brown card for the arms then stick together with the tape.
Emboss with a dotted folder the black square for the hat then cut a strip from the square to use as the brim then trim the sides of the remaining piece to make the top of the hat. I did it so the dots were inverted to fill with liquid pearl at the end.
Attach hat to the body then add the buttons, eyes, nose and arms all with double sided tape.
He should look something like this, use a fineliner to draw in the mouth.
Add the liquid pearls into the embossed dots on the hat, then add the scarf (i made the wool strands into a friendship bracelet to make the scarf and my dude is done :-)