Thursday, October 22, 2009

Door Hanger Project

Way back in February, one of my sisters insisted I make her a winter-themed door hanger. She said she had something there during Fall, in Christmas and then again for Easter. But there was nothing for her to decorate her apartment door during winter.

Frankly, my little brain was not exactly flooded with ideas and I wasn't too keen on the concept. But, she insisted and of course, I relented to the challenge. (She is 10 years my senior and I grew up listening to her, LOL.)

Looking at one of my older cards, she picked an image from a Diamonds stamp. Good thing, because when Diamonds stopped producing stamps they started selling their images on CDs (on Ebay) and having this digital image meant I could re-size it to my needs.

In the end, this is what presented to my sister during her visit last month:

I had printed the digital image out three times. First I printed a 8 1/2 x 11 piece of glossy cardstock off my colour printer, with the sentiment (ready or not, it snows) in blue, on top. Then again in black on Georgia Pacific cardstock as well as on a regular piece of printer paper. I stamped the printer paper with a Denim Background stamp and cut out the gentleman's pants and the lady's skirt for paperpiecing it later. Then, I coloured the Georgia Pacific cardstock with Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol.
After paper-piecing the denim pieces, I cut the entire Skating Couple out and 3D mounted it on the Glossy Cardstock.

To frame the piece, I used Bazzill Bling cardstock in Prince Charming Blue.

In the end, I adhered the entire thing on a slightly smaller piece of cardboard, to make it more stable. I also used a little silver string to hang the piece on the wall. My brother-in-law said he'd use a thumb tack for that, so I die-cut a larger snowflake that I blinged out with rhinestones, to cover the thumb tack.

They both were thrilled with the outcome and my sister asked me for a few more die-cut snowflakes to randomly put on the door, around the Door Hanger. I ended up giving her the supplies and she and her husband had a ball die-cutting, punching and decorating those themselves.

Here's a list of supplies I used for this project:

• Diamonds digital image (available on CD on Ebay)
• Glossy Cardstock
• Georgia Pacific Cardstock
• Regular Printing Paper
• Bazzill Bling - Diamond (punched Corner Snowflakes)
• Bazzill Bling - Glamor (punched Snowflakes)
• Bazzill Bling - Prince Charming (Frame)
• Encore Ultimate Metallic ink pad in Blue (stamped snow on glossy cardstock)
Stickles Glitter Glue - Diamond
• Sakura Gelly Rolls - Green and Clear
• White Glitter Dome Crystal stickers (on punched out snowflakes)
• Fiskars Snowflake Punch
• Plum & Country Blue Fun Flock (on the hats)


nise said...

How Sweet! I think it's neat that you let them get involved in the door decorating once they got the perfect centerpiece. What do they use for summer? Or should I be quite and not give them any more ideas?? Oh and I LOVE the sentiment! I may be using that one in the too near future around here ~ UGH! Happy Weekend

Emily Leiphart said...

What a cute little project! Love the image and the paper piecing!