Thursday, September 25, 2014

September Guest Designer for Leaky Shed Studio

Hello, Gang! This is my second project as the September guest designer at Leaky Shed Studio! I have loved playing with the amazing chipboard items! If you have not seen these AMAZING chippies, visit the Leaky Shed Store!

I have created a Christmas card for you! I know, for some of you, it is way too early to think about Christmas cards! But, it is never to early to compile ideas!

I created a 4 1/2 x 6 inch card, using lots of layers, chipboard items, and flowers. This is a lumpy one, and will require extra postage and a padded envelope. You could also use this idea to create a home decor item!

I stared out by painting a selection of Leaky Shed Studio chipboard items with a coat of white gesso. Once the items were dry, I sprayed them with Tattered Angels Chalk Chalkboard Mist.

The large chipboard circle is actually the center piece from the Clock #1 chipboard item! (Never throw anything away!) I sprayed the chipboard with Tattered Angels Kiwi Glimmer Mist and then dried it with my heat tool. It gives a marbled look to the chipboard.

I created a white, top-fold card from 4 1/2 x 12-inch cardstock, scored at 6 inches. I trimmed the red paper to 4 7/8 x 5 7/8 inches and distressed the edges before adding it to the card. I trimmed the plaid paper to 4 3/4 x 5 3/4-inches, distressed the edges and added it to the red panel. (The printed paper is from the Graphic 45 'Twas the Night Before Christmas collection.)

I used Scor-tape to attach the cheesecloth to the center of the card. I glued the chipboard circle to the card, and then added the twine with Scor-tape.

I trimmed out the main image from the designer paper, and matted it with red paper. I attached the image to the card with foam squares.

I used the Keyhole Fancy as the base to build my flower cluster. I used a clock image cut from the designer paper, and then added flowers. To mimic snow, I added a bit of white gesso to the red flowers.

I glued the Flower Corner Small  to the left corner of the card and added the postage image to the top.

I tucked several Watch Parts around the edges of the image.

Once the card was all put together, I used a pint brush to splatter it with Tattered Angels Creme de Cocoa and Crimson Glimmer Mist. Unfortunately, too many splatters ended up on the little boy's face! I saved the card by using a circle punch to trim out a second image. Then, I layered the circle over the main image with foam squares.

I hope you enjoyed my shabby Christmas card! Thanks for reading! I enjoyed my guest spot very much!

REMEMBER - you have until September 30th to vote for your favorite designers in the Heartfelt Creations Semifinalist contest! Cick HERE to read about it and vote for your favorites. You have a chance to win a $50 HC gift certificate just for voting! I would love your vote!

Leaky Shed Studio products:

Other products:
Cardstock: WorldWin ColorMates Textures Cascata White
Designer paper: Graphic 45 'Twas the Night Before Christmas (12x12, 8x8, 6x6 pads)
Twine: Really Reasonable Ribbon
Cheesecloth: fabric store
Gesso: Liquitex White
Spray mists: Tattered Angles Chalkboard Chalk, Glimmer Mist Kiwi, Creme de Cocoa, Crimson
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Circle punches: Stampin' Up!
Decorative scissors: Provo Craft
Adhesive: Scotch 3M ATG tape; Aleene's Tacky Glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares; Scor-tape


  1. Wow this is simply gorgeous. Shall I email you my address so you can go ahead and mail to me?

  2. Fabulous! This is so gorgeous! You rocked this one, my friend!