Friday, December 23, 2016

Another Christmas House as a Gift

Here is another little glitter house that I've made as a gift for a friend of mine. Believe it or not, I tried NOT to make it so pink, but it kept evolving into a pink house.

This is a new pattern that I've made that I really like. I think the steep roof pitch makes an attractive little house.

The green base is green cardstock that I sprayed with some Distress stains to give it a little more depth and richness of color. I love how the green turned out.

The roof is made with a snowflake embossing folder. I highlighted the snowflakes a little bit by using Picket fence distress paint around the snowflakes.

Everything is coated with a fine transparent Martha Stewart glitter that is no longer available. I have to find a replacement because this glitter works on anything. It doesn't obscure the color, just adds shine.

 

The fence consists of 4 pillars with white cardboard in between. I meant to punch some holes in the fence like old time putz houses have, but I forgot to do that before I glued it in place. As a result the fence is a little bland.



I didn't put snow on the roof because I like the snowflakes themselves so much. I did glue the house down in the some snow partly because there was a little gap in the front and I had to cover it up.

I have one more house for Christmas. It's actually drying the oven right now. Well, in a barely warm oven, that is.

Addendum - I posted this late last night and meant to enter it in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog. This week's challenge is "Make It Sparkle" and this little house really does sparkle. I hope it is not "illegal" according to the rules of the challenge to include it now. And yes, once again it is a little house because that's what I make 90% of the time.

2 comments:

  1. This is super cute! Anyone would love to receive one of these as a gift!! Great work!

    Happy New Year!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

    hugs...
    Melissa

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  2. I love this pink house! Especially the roof with the embossed snowflakes. I really don't mind the "plain" fence. I think it has a nice look to it. I bet this gift was well received - nice work!

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