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Holiday Hints: Mixed Media Votive Sleeve

November 12, 2013

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Beautiful handmade holiday home décor makes its debut today…

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You can even take advantage of negative die cut space to create shapely windows.

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Measure and score panels on a strip of cardboard (leaving a gluing tab) to fit the glass jar.  Die cut a snowflake into each panel.  Paint and create a mixed media collage with Christmas Notes, Blushing Berries and Season’s Wishes.  On the backside, adhere a piece of vellum over each die cut window.  Fold into shape and glue.  Embellish with a die cut from Scrolls.

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And the holidays are never complete without some baking…

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For today’s projects, Elizabeth had the following Penny Black items on her art table (and kitchen counter!)…

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SHOP: 4345K Christmas Notes, 4355F Blushing Berries, 30-201 Season’s Wishes, 51-013 Scrolls, 51-015 Snowflake Trio

Inspired? Share your stamping on our Facebook page and/or Penny Circle Flickr Gallery.  And until next time, don’t forget to follow us on Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter.

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. November 12, 2013 1:10 am

    Great ideas for the kitchen and Christmas too thanks for sharing.

  2. November 12, 2013 2:37 am

    Two great ideas, love the colours in the candle holder.

  3. November 12, 2013 5:05 am

    Fabulous projects Elizabeth you have given me an idea to make a snowflake negative so I can add cocoa shapes to the top of my coffee and hot chocolate!

  4. November 12, 2013 5:16 am

    The colours are wonderful on the luminary & I love the sense of verdigris created by the juxtaposition of the golden scrolls & the greyish-blue collage. I particularly like the way the die-cut scrolls echo the shape of the Blushing Berries stamping.
    Paula (PEP)

  5. November 12, 2013 6:24 am

    Elizabeth is so creative! Just LOVE that votive sleeve – absolutely gorgeous!

  6. Susan Holton permalink
    November 12, 2013 8:30 am

    Elizabeth, your ideas are always great! It makes me want to sit down and create! (Except I’m at school, “studying” in between classes.).
    Keep the creativity coming!

  7. ggnurse permalink
    November 12, 2013 2:54 pm

    Oh for crying out loud! Using the stencil for the powdered sugar just blew me away! LOVE the votive sleeve & since I’ve been saving all my thin cardboard (like cracker boxes) I’m ready to give it a go!

  8. November 12, 2013 3:43 pm

    Your style is so unique compared to other folks I
    have read stuff from. Thanks for posting when you’ve got the opportunity, Guess I’ll just
    book mark this page.

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