It’s December Daily time! I’m still trying to finish my October Daily album, but it’s time to prepare my December Daily foundation pages already. So I decided to use my favorite Essentials by Ellen products to create my December Daily cover page. So grab a cup of coffee and settle in for a long read! *laugh*
My album is 6x8 this year, typical for me. Larger seems too big and any smaller and I get frustrated trying to fit in all my favorite pictures. *laugh* The first thing I did is cut a piece of white cardstock down to 6x8. Then I took the Winter Window die and placed it 3/4 of the way at the top of the page and centered it horizontally.
One of my favorite things to do with the Ginger House stamp set peeps is to pair them with the Ugly Sweater Accessories. The accessories fit those little ginger guys perfectly! I wanted to create a little family of five, like mine, with this stamp set. So I stamped out two gingers with dresses and three without. Then I stamped several of the Ugly Sweater Accessories and colored everything with my copics and die cut the pieces.
Once they were all colored, I added some vellum behind my window and a little snow above. Then I started arranging the family of gingers on my page. Once they were all perfectly placed, I adhered them to the cardstock. Then I moved on to my letters!
I really enjoying using stencils and I’ve experimented with a variety of methods using them. I’ve found the most success with the blending brushes by Ranger. They really allow me to control the amount of ink on the paper. For delicate stencils with details or in this case, long strips of plastic that move a around a lot, I find the brushes are my go-to. I’ve tried the blending foam and not had as much success. I like them better for coloring large areas of cardstock for backgrounds.
Anywho … I brought out my Classy Stripes stencil and my Candied Apple Distress Ink and started coloring a 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” piece of cardstock. Then I used my Classic Block Alpha letter dies to spell out “December”.
I adhered the letters in a playful way on a strip of black cardstock. Then I felt like the gingers needed something to stand on, so I added some piles of snow I made from coarse glitter. If you’ve read any of my other blog posts you know that I really like using coarse glitter for snow scenes.
Once everything was in place and dried, I went back and added some sparkle to the ginger dresses with my Nuvo Aqua Shimmer pen.
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you had a happy and safe Thanksgiving Day (it’s Thanksgiving here in the US this week). Happy crafting!