Friday, November 18, 2016

You'll Shoot Your Eye Out!

Supplies: Stamps: leg lamp from Etsy, Hardwood by SU Paper: kraft, Gina K white and black heavy base weight  Ink: SU crumb cake, Memento tuxedo black  Accessories: copic markers, Silhouette Cameo, computer

It is not Christmas unless you have watched The Christmas Story at least once at our house!  It has been a family tradition in my family for as long as I can remember!  So to commemorate this classic Christmas movie, I made this card.  I had purchased the leg lamp stamp from Etsy a LONG time ago, but never could figure out what to do with it!  So I was determined to get this stamp inked and ready to spread some Christmas cheer this year.  I decided to create the box that the leg lamp arrives in, and have the leg lamp revealed inside the card.  To make the front I used the Stencil font and created the cutout on the front using my Silhouette Cameo.  After I cut it out, I inked up the Hardwood background stamp with crumb cake ink and stamped it on the front panel.  On a separate piece of kraft paper I stamped the Hardwood stamp again and cut out two wood strips to adhere to the top and the bottom of the front panel.  I added some black paper behind the words to give it that burned on look that the box has in the movie.  For the inside I computer generated the saying and printed it out. Then I stamped the Hardwood stamp on the left, and colored, cut out, and glued the leg lamp inside.

I am happy with how this turned out, and I cannot wait to send them out!

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