Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Winter Wonder - Wall Hanging

Hi Everyone! 
Today I want to share a wallhanging I made featuring The Rubber Cafe' stamps and Graphic 45 a "Place in Time" calender line.  I love this paper, and find there are many of our stampsets, that work well with it, so hope to make some more projects from this pack throughout the year.

The Base of my wall-hanging is corrugated chipboard, and a very fine balsa wood.  I diecut the edges using an bracket edge die from Tim Holtz.  I was going to stain it but decided I liked the natural color.
I stamped the Bingo set stamp - as a background using Memento teal ink, and restamped the numbers '20' and '13' on a contrasting soft cherry color print paper.  I love how these just happen to be clustered together for my 'Year'!

I die cut a large Snowflake from more of the corrugated chipboard, and using my white cloud paint dauber, brushed on just enough to accent the ridges.  I stamped the "Winter Wonder" phrase from the Seasons stampset and created fish tails to hang from Snowflake.

I used my Spellbinder Create-a-flake die cutting several to accent and layer with buttons and brads.  *Hint!: these detailed dies definitely work so much better when you layer a piece of wax paper, in between your die and cardstock.  The fine parts just fall out of your die like butter!

I've used a fun distressed wire hanger with metal clips to hang it. Mine is from a quilt shop.  But I have also purchased some wonderful ones from Melissa Frances, that are out there. I finished the bottom with a string of fun mittens- yet another fun element of Winter!

 Thanks for stopping by! -

Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe' - Bingo and Seasons stamp sets
Ink:  Teal blue and Rhubarb Memento Inks
Paper: G45 A Place in Time Calendar line
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe' - Scrap Happy Glue
Embellishments:  misc buttons, bakers twine,
Tools: Tim Holtz Bracket edge die, Lg Snowflake die, Spellbinders Create-a-flake 4 set, mitten set steel die


Kristine Reynolds said...

Very pretty Karen!

Patti J said...

Beautifully done! What a masterpiece - thanks for sharing :)

Gloria Stengel said...

Karen, this is fantastic. I love it. That little hanger is perfect!

Dawnll said...

Love, this piece and the wonderful pictures you shared. Thanks sweetie

Jacquie Southas said...

Love the snowflake & fish tails! Great details Karen! said...

So beautiful and absolutely love that bingo stamp!!