Saturday, December 27, 2008

CDS Sneak Peek - Winter Eskimo Box

I'm back after a refreshing day of doing nothing but playing with my kids and all of their new toys :) I can't remember the last time I had such a rip roaring game of Hungry, Hungry Hippos! lol I hope that everyone had a fabulous holiday with their loved ones and were extra spoiled by the big guy in red!

Now that Christmas is over and where does that leave most of the population of North America? - In the snow of course! So keeping with the positively Arctic weather that we seem to be experiencing, I thought that I would show you this delightful box that I made.

Yes's that wonderful time of the year again - Clear Dollar Stamps sneak peek time! Yay! I have been sitting on these top secret projects for the last couple of weeks just bursting to show you :) This is a brand new set called Winter Eskimo due to be released on January 1/09. I was giddy when I saw this set for the first time! I had sooooo many ideas floating around in my head with this cute little guy smiling at me :)

This box was actually made for some challenges that Laurie Wilson issues to the DT. Some of the Challenges that I combined to make this card were: make a box, make something that dangles, and use something clear. The box is kind of self explanatory and it comes from a wonderful tutorial by Lauren Meader. I also made a sweet little gift tag that dangles off the side of the box and my something clear was the large amount of Crystal Effects that I used to make the glossy water.

I couldn't have this little fellow homeless, so to go with my arctic scene I tried my hand at making an igloo...of the paper and glitter variety. I actually used 3 different sizes of Nestabilities to create the circles of the igloo and then cut them slightly larger than half. I added some Sookwang adhesive and then coated then half circles with my glitter. On the back of the circles I drew some lines to make up the ice blocks and then cut each of the pieces out. I then sponged some ink around each individual piece and then put my homemade puzzle back together again. This was time consuming but so well worth the effect in my books :)

I have to say that I think that this is one of the most fun 3D projects that I have made in a long time! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out all of the Design Team's blogs to see what they have been creating with their new sets :) We will all be showing sneak peek's right up until the January 1st.

Laurie Wilson
Nancy Grant
Katie Renz
Lorelie Kim
Linsey Rickett
Linda Borneman
Alexandra Maldonado
Kelly Hampton
Janet Hunnicutt
Joan Ervin
Linda Anderson
Nancy French
Suzanne Dean
Tori Wild
Lori McCroskey
Candy Fosta

Box Recipe:

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps - Winter Eskimo
Paper: Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Watercolour, Inque Boutique DP, Bazzill Bling, Tissue Paper
Ink: Basic Black, Versa Mark, Bordering Blue, Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, Various Stampin' Up! Re-Inkers for Watercolouring
Accessories: Sewing Machine, Cuttlebug, Circle Nestabilities, Coluzzul, Glitter, Liquid Applique, Crystal Effects, Scallop Edge Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Sponges, Dimensionals, Word Windo Punch, Clear Embossing Powder, Craft Knife, Brads, Silver Elastic Cord, 1" and 3/4" Circle Punches

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Joan Ervin said...

You did a fabulous job on this, Kim!! I just love the little Eskimo and the igloo is AWESOME!!!

ulrika_m said...

Wow! This is absolutely wonderful! I just love the igloo, can't believe how much time, love and effort you put into that. The work paid off - it looks great!

Anonymous said...

This card is amazing!! I thought the igloo was a stamp! Beautiful job. I just love it!

Summerthyme Studio said...

So sweet!

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Cassie said...

I don't follow many blogs on a regular basis, but yours is definitely one I follow. I love your work. You put so much into each of your creations, that I look forward to seeing what you will create next. I too thought the igloo was a stamp.

Tosh said...

Oh my goodness Kim!! Is this ever a work of art!! Love the igloo, the water, the Eskimo, the box, the little tag....WOW!! This is AMAZING!!

Laurie tx stamper said...

This little box brought a big smile! What extreme detail in creating the igloo piece by piece like that! Wow, really makes for a realistic ice home for the chubby little eskimo! great combo of challenges too!

Hannah said...

This is so stinkin' Cute!! Great Job!!

Karinn said...

Golly, I saw this on the CDS site gallery and then went to work to find your blog! I just had to find out how you made the igloo! WOW! So adorable and creative - just awesome!! Thanks for sharing with us!!