Friday, November 26, 2010
All you need is a Polystyrene cone ... (cones, & ribbons available from our shop). I painted the cone first, that way if you miss a few places it will still look pretty. Below, you will find a few simple instructions and if you need any help, just place a comment and we will reply.
Depending on how close you pin your ribbons you will need around 13-14 metres of ribbon. Cut these into 4 inch (about 10 cm strips). Very gently mark a line around the base of the cone about an inch up from the base....you can just about see it in the picture, then fold your ribbons and pin around the cone (I used 2 pins for each piece of ribbon)
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
The newest offering from Hunkydory is these Glimpse of Glamour expanding tunnel cards.
They use a cleverly folded side panel and sheets of acetate to create a layered image with amazing depth.
They are 8x8 in size and look both complicated and expensive. They're neither. It's just £2.49 for a kit which contains everything you need to make two cards. And although they look difficult, they are pretty simple to make really. There's an instruction sheet in each pack. I was going to do a step-by-step tutorial but there were so many photos I ended up turning it into a little slideshow for you:
I quite enjoyed making this, but I have already seen lots of things I would like to improve! This is very much a first attempt at a slideshow tutorial, so please be kind. If you have any suggestions for future tutorials then I would love to hear them!
There are two scenes in each pack and each one is a little scene of luxury. Like all the Hunkydory kits they are made of great quality cardstock with well-made die cut images.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
mirri card using Stazon ink. You need to stamp carefully because the smooth surface of the card can cause the stamp to slide - place it on, press down and lift off straight to get a clean impression. It dries really quickly, and then I used Stickles glitter glue to create neat baubles. The greeting was stamped and embossed in blue - not a traditional Christmas colour but it contrasts nicely with the red on the tree.
There you have it - two different styles using the same stamp. Happy crafting!
Saturday, November 13, 2010
this wool to wrap around a polystyrene base. The smaller base only needs around 30g of wool, so it's a great way to use up scraps. You'll need more if you use a thinner yarn.
At the moment all the elements are secured with pins. Once I've decided that I'm happy with the placement, I'll use a glue gun to make sure they are well and truly stuck on.
Thursday, November 04, 2010
I can't believe I have only just found this blog. The Christmas ideas e-zine is a work of art in its own right, but is also a fabulous source of inspiration for all things Christmassy. 170+ pages of beautiful projects with photographs, instructions and patterns. I love it!