Todays post is a break from cards but still carrying on the Christmas theme. Yesterday I spent the day at Bitz & Glitz teaching an advent calendar class. The top part comes off for storing and you can have it either flat or turned the other way so you have a shelf to decorate around the 25. I painted the top and the sides with paint and the back part has been stamped in Versafine ink with an Indigoblu snowflake stamp. The rest is decorated with some mdf trees and reindeer. I die cut the Christmas word several times and stuck it together to make it stronger. The edges of the whole calendar have been rubbed with some wax, but its hard to see in photo. Finally finished off with snowtex to cover the hot glue gun and of course a dusting of glitter. The boxes are made from greyboard and have been covered with Christmas papers and the numbers have been inked with a silver pigment ink. I kept my numbers in sequence but as suggested in yesterday class half the fun is finding the numbers so next time I am going to jumble them up.
Advent calendar, trees, reindeer: That Craft Place
Papers: Simple Stories Claus & Co
Inks: Versafine Smokey grey. Versamark silver
Paint: Cosmic Shimmer chalk natural stone
Wax: Cosmic Shimmer Platinum