Hello! Welcome to a Stamp Review Crew hop with my international stamping friends. Today we’re showcasing the Still Scenes stamp set.
I must confess – this hop is the first time I’ve inked up this set. I’ve been using the dies lots for all kinds of projects (click here to see some) but they haven’t been Christmas themed, so I haven’t yet used the stamp set. This is definitely a die set that stands alone well – but it’s always fun to have the coordinating stamp set too!
There’s a strong snow theme throughout the Stampin’ Up! 2019 Holiday Catalogue. In Australia, our traditional Christmas weather is hot. I remember one Christmas when I was in high school that had a crazy downpour of rain, but we’ve never had snow! So, with stamps in hand, I had a play to create a Christmas project suitable for those of us celebrating Christmas ‘down under;.
Using the Snow Globe Shaker Domes to form an ornament, I made decorations for the Christmas tree – one each for the kids.
There was a little bit of trial and error gettings these right. What I learned…
- sequins work much better than glitter
- although you can peel off the adhesive on the front edge, they look much prettier with a border
- the middle part of the snow globe die fits perfectly inside the globe halves
Each ornament has a letter (using the retired Large Letter Dies). To achieve the baroque finish, I stamped the snow globe base stamp twice – one under another – and then heat embossed in silver. Two stacked on top of each other made it just the right height for the letter die.
I heat embossed the sentiment onto the cardstock I cut using the snow globe die and then adhered the letter to the back. I also stamped some sprinkles around the sentiment using the same colour ink as cardstock for a tone-on-tone effect.
The best part about the domes is they already have adhesive on the front and back of the domes. It makes turning them into a project so easy! To make the ornament, I took the tape backing from the reverse side of both domes, placed some Woven Threads Sequins inside one of the dome pieces, added the cardstock layer and then adhered the second dome to create an enclosed ornament.
To finish the ornaments, I cut two pieces of Silver Foil using the Snow Globe Shaker Die and the largest scalloped circle from the Layering Circles Dies. By removing the adhesive backing on the front side of the domes, I was able to easily stick these around the dome, creating a pretty finish. The final touch was some White Flax Ribbon and Braided Linen Trim for hanging.
The kids are going to love seeing their own ornaments on the tree. Although I wonder how much time they’ll spend on the tree and how much time they’ll be taken off for a good shake!
I can’t wait to see how my stamping friends from around the world use this bundle. Next up is the gorgeous Stesha Bloodhart, who always adds a whole lot of wow to her creations!
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Thanks for visiting, have a great week!