This photo has been such a favourite of my twin 3 year old great nephews. They are always grabbing my phone wanting to see their papa (who is sitting on Santa’s knee).
To create the ornaments I first glued paper onto the solid chipboard pieces. I sanded around the edges to remove the excess paper, and then inked them. If you have the Basic Grey Precision File set (from years ago) it comes in really handy to do the top sections of the ornaments. The kraft colour of the chippies was a perfect match for the paper I was using so I didn’t add any colour to the top ornate pieces. I just simply dabbed on some Vintage Photo Distress Stickles to give the ornaments a bit of shimmer.
And to make them even cuter I decorated the gold string with some beads.
The wooden Santa word was stained with Walnut Distress Stain and then I added more Stickles.
Here is a little tip to make the border on the right side. Add as many strips as you want to your background paper. Once you have the desired amount simply place your paper in your trimmer and re-cut the background page to 12”. That way you’re not adding pieces of paper trying to make it 12” wide.
Southern Ridge Trading Company Chipboard Used:
Other Products Used:
- Kaisercraft papers and diecuts.
- Paper flower
- MME brads
- Seam binding ribbon
- Corrugated cardboard
- Tim Holtz Distress Vintage Photo Stickles
- Tim Holtz For Ranger Ink: Walnut Distress Stain
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