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Thu 02

Frosty, Glossy and Weathered Old Lamp Post by Jean Okimoto

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A frosty background and a glossy finish for the Old Lamp Post create a comfy perch for glittery winter birds.  Give the lamp post a weathered, wintery texture for Christmas too.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a different look for everyone's favorite holiday light fixture.  

Weather the White Woodgrain Paper (it's actually cardstock) with an ink pod or brayer and iced spruce Distress Oxide.  Skim the surface of the cardstock to emphasize the grain, then let the ink dry.  Cut it with Old Lamp Post.

Create the look of frosted glass with white vellum and a glossy laminating sheet.  They're usually 9x12" and sold at craft or office supply stores.  Attach the laminate to one side of the vellum - about 2-½" square.  Attach a square of lined double stick tape to the other side of the vellum.  Place the laminated side on the Slim Pinpoint Burst Plate and diecut the top starburst section. 

Cut the starburst section into 3 pieces with the Old Lamp Post die. 

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Cut the dark green Garland 6x6 print with the 4-¼" x 5-1/2" Rectangle Basics die. Attach the top section of the lamp post, then add the vellum panels - adhere them with the doublestick tape.  Add the bottom section. (The die set includes a decorative horizontal post that's not used here.)  Burnish the edges of the vellum from the reverse side - or cover the piece with printer paper and run the rectangle through a diecut machine.  Attach the rectangle to a top-folded light gray A2 card.

Cut the Poppystamps Chirping Birds from the dark red sheet in the Festive Glitter Pad.  

Stamp JOY - from the Festive Christmas Greetings Clear Stamp and Die Set - on pale gray cardtock with Olympia Green VersaFine.  Dry the ink, then cut the greeting with the die included in the set.  Cut a layer of the red glitter sheet too - offset it to add a pop of color.

Attach the diecuts to card and add Treasure Chest Gemstones.  Cut an A2-sized layer of cardstock to protect the card front during mailing.

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It's hard to see here - but the laminated, pinpointed vellum has a frosty, glossy surface like textured glass.    Try this technique to add a clear, glassy look to other diecuts too - like lakes, skating rinks, cars, candy jars, chocolate cupcakes, candycanes or windows.

Thanks for visiting - see you again this weekend...

Jeansignature-3

 

 

 

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