Monday, November 16, 2009
Christmas Countdown - Day 6 - Joy
Wooden letters are available at most craft stores in the wood department. I picked this one up strung with large bells and it had a few wooden embellishments on the front. I pried those off and then used a glue remover to get rid of what was left. I also removed the bells.
Trace the wooden shapes on the back side of your paper; the front side of the shape to the back side of the paper. For shapes such as the snowflake, label one of the shapes so that you'll have an easier time aligning the wooden shape with the paper later on.
Stain the wooden shapes, seal and then use Mod Podge to adhere the paper shapes to the front.. Sand all the edges for a good fit. Ink the edges with Chestnut Roan Color Box cat's eye ink. Embellish as desired. I used a ribbon with a charm, a couple of bells on the wire with a pine punch out, and the spellbinder's nesting bird die for the little bird. The paper is from the 6" Spiceberry collection by Memory Box... one of my favorite lines!
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