Still trying to catch my breath from a couple of crazy weekends, trips home, and getting ready for Sister Stamps Release #9. In between all the chaos, I managed to make a class sample for an upcoming class I'll be teaching with Debi.. on Saturday, Sept 8th all day. You've seen this same birdcage ornament I made earlier in a shabby chic theme. Decided to go with more traditional Christmas colors this time, so I had to change up some of the supplies. Ended up using some DP with no words, so I stamped them myself using an old Hero Arts background stamp. I liked the look of the last paper I used, but the background was aqua, so I went with something that was more neutral.
Cut the birdy up using red cardstock and stamped his breast using another old Hero Arts heart flourish clear stamp in gold. Inside the cage, I cut a pinecone using my Tim Holtz tattered pinecone die (finally!) I totally missed the season last year and bought it in February. I was happy to get it but never used it till now. I know you can't tell from the photo but I used gold smooch on the edges and added some gold stickles. Other goodies in the cage include a pine branch and berries. I'm thinking of adding an ornament too. Oh.. almost forgot! I also put some glue on the bottom of the cage before I put the other goodies down. Over the glue I added a layer of white flower soft to look like snow. I've ALWAYS wanted to use my white flower soft as snow and I'm finally doing it! Added some red ribbon to the top to close up the top of the cage. Topped it off with some double row mesh bling. It's Christmas after all, so gotta have some bling right?
I think this class might fill up fast, so hurry and sign up if you want to save your spot. Don't forget to check out the Sister Stamps blog for a chance to win our new images!