A very special friend of mine has only recently found out that she is suffering from M.S.
I unfortunately can't change that, but I can let her know how special she is by making her a little something, so this little Christmas make is for her, and it is because she is a "Star".
I have used an 8 x 8 box frame which I have distressed using acrylic paint and paperartsy crackle glaze. I have backed the piece with burlap which also has some gathered twigs distress on it. The stars are made from my newly acquired Tim Holtz 3D star die, what a nightmare but I think I have it sussed now!!! This 3D die gives you great dimension within your project.
Both stars were cut from the die using silver mirri card, then embossed with a cuttlebug Xmas numbers folder. I then painted over the lot with vintage photo and gathered twigs distress paint, wiping most of it away for the distressed look. The final step was to randomly add vintage photo distress embossing powder, trying to make them look quite rusty.
I added some rusty wire to the smaller one to represent
it leaving a starry trail.
To the main star I added a Tim Holtz mini snowflake rosette cut from old Christmas carol sheet music.
Final touches were some little wooden stars which have been lightly coloured with gathered twigs distress ink and a little bit of bling, it's not Christmas without bling, and one of Tims Chrsitmas wordbands "Believe in the majic of Christmas" which has also had the paint and distress embossing powder treatment.
My final touch is the staple gunned kisses.
I can't believe how long it took me to make this but I can put most of the time down to mastering the die, eventually remembering I had a crease pad and the staple gunning, 2 hours to find that!!!!
She is coming over Saturday so I can hand my gift over then.
I would also like to enter this into the following challenges:-
Country View Challenges - Bah Humbug
Try it on a Tuesday - A handmade gift or tag
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