Saturday, November 23, 2013

Christmas Configurations

Hi friends! I'm back with more layering stencil inspiration and another give away!! 
Yes, I'm giving away 2 Harlequin Layering Stencil by Stampers Anonymous too! Just leave a comment for a chance to WIN! 

I think these would make great gifts for the holidays or a lovely decoration in your home.

Cut four papers for the sides of your configurations box 1 3/4" x 5 1/2". 

Cover all the edges using the Merriment Tissue Tape. Start at the corners then work the outer edge.

Now add the Tissue Tape to the front face.

Cut a paper for the backing 5" x 5". 

Add Tissue tape to the back edge.

Cut the Paper for lining the box inside to 8 1/4" x 8 1/4". Score 1 5/8" from all four sides. 

Cut on the score line and create a tab as shown. 

Add Glue 'N Seal to the bottom of the box and adhere paper to the box. 

Cut a backing paper 5" x 5" for the back of the box . I like to use the 6" x 6" paper because they have a smaller print. Die cut or cut a circle for a mask. Lay the paper in the center.

Carefully lay the Harlequin Layering Stencil over the backing paper. 

Using a Ink Blending Tool with foam, color the Harlequin with Fired Brick Distress Paint. 

Color the other side in the same fashion. 

Before the paint dries pour Rock Candy Distress Glitter over. Pour off the excess. 

Color the edges with Fired Brick Distress paint. 

Lay the Harlequin Layering Stencil on the side of the box. Using a Blending Tool and Fired Brick Distress Paint pounce the color through the stencil. Add Rock Candy Distress Dry Glitter before the paint dries. 

For the Mini Lantern installation cut the corner of the box for the wire to go through. 

Foam tape the Mini Lantern to the back of the box.

Run wire behind the backing paper and through the corner to the back of the box.

Add died Woodlands, mini die cut Reindeer, Mirrored Stars, Red and Cream Trimmings and Striped Paper String. 

For the outer lid, paint the edges with Fired Brick Distress Paint and add Rock Candy Distress Glitter before the paint dries. Let dry. Adhere Christmas Word Band and a large Mirrored Star. 

Velcro the battery pack to the back. 
I love how the stenciling added a silhouette in the background. 

My good friend Paula Cheney is also sharing another project today on her blog. And you should check out Tim's card.  

Leave a comment and I have 2 Harlequin Layering Stencils to give away. I'll be back on Monday to announce the winners!! 

Thanks for stopping by!