I recently purchased the cool Steel Rule House die during Fun Stampers Journey's 12 Days of Deals and yesterday I was having so much fun making this little cabin that I discovered I was still in my pajamas and bathrobe at 1 pm!! But it was fab just spending time listening to I Heart Radio and being creative that I was totally engrossed in what I was doing. One does have to use a large die cut machine for this die and my Platinum was perfect! And this project qualifies for the Tuesday Morning Sketches #424, Anything Goes!
I made the cabin itself from our Corrugated Stock and the roof from a retired Christmas print. The windows are covered with Vellum that I colored with Summer Days color from the Rich Sorbets PanPastel collection. I wanted a red door so I used a small piece of Pomegranate Splash card stock and added a Silver Fashion dot for a door knob.
I used our Modeling Paste (it was starting to dry out so it worked great) mixed with a few drops of Sparkle Silk for snow. The Spatula worked great applying the Paste as I wanted. A bit of Sparkle Dust added more pop to the "snow".
I even added "snow" to the sides of the cabin since it looked kinda like logs and, being from snow country myself, I know snow sticks to logs.
I stamped 2 trees from our Fresh Forest Bundle with Fresh Forest ink to make this tree. I should have added some "snow" to it but that was an afterthought. I used a piece of Whip Cream card stock for the base and discovered it warped from the moisture of the "snow", next time I'll use some chip board. I used our White Liner Tape and Craft Glue for adhesives.
I cut a hole in the bottom of the base and set a battery powered tea light in the cabin. Love how it lit up! I hope to figure out how to make a steeple and a chimney and make a small village for next year.
So head over to Tuesday Morning Sketches for more inspiration! I seen wreaths, advent calendars, and so much more!!