Have you ever heard of an inchie or a twinchie? It's a small canvas on which to create something yummy. Well, my friend JenniferD on Scrapshare.com is hosting a swap for Twinchies. I think she should actually call it Tirnchies since we're doing 3x3 squares. Here's the first of my items for this swap.
I just love this Santa image by Rubber Stampede. I walked past it several times at Hobby Lobby until I finally just snagged it and put it into my cart. This is my first project using this stamp and all I can say is OH WOW! It stamped wonderfully. I used Ranger/Tim Holtz distress ink to stamp it and then embossed it with very fine clear embossing powder. It embossed wonderfully. Every little line and dot of that image is embossed. The image is stamped on Stampin' Up Naturals White cardstock and colored with Copic markers. I used s bit of Spica marker for the shimmer on the rim of Santa's glasses. To finish off the stamped image, I sponge blended on some more color using Victorian Velvet Distress Ink and then distressed the edges. As if that wasn't enough, these adorable little brads are holding the stamped image onto a background layer.
All of the printed paper is by My Mind's Eye, Lost and Found Christmas collection. The background layers are also have sponge blended with distressed edges. I hit my ribbon stash for some miscellaneous satin ribbon. Lastly everything is mounted on yet one more layer of Stampin' Up Soft Suede cardstock.
Here are all four Santa's lined up. Three of these are already on their way to JeniferD. I held back my own copy.
This photo is a tribute to the wandering creative mind. I wrestled with a different gorgeous paper for a few days and just couldn't get the entire ideas together. I even ended up smooshing some bottle caps and glazing the image with Glossy Accents medium by Ranger. But I couldn't make it further. So that Santa in the bottle cap and three more like it are now refrigerator magnets.