In the Gecko Galz Facebook Group, we had a Christmas Ornament and card swap. Here is what I made and sent to the USA to my swap partner, Robin. It has arrived safely, so now I can share here.
My first ornament was a large, decorated matchbox with a decoupaged interior scene:
The front of the matchbox was decorated with images from the Gnome for the Holidays collage set. I set it on a gold mat and added sparkle with mica flakes. A half of an Impresslit star was also added at the top. The sides and back of the box were covered with beautiful patterned paper from the Christmas in Nature ATC set.
For the inside I used two collage images from Frosty Garden as well as one of the cheeky gnomes from the Gnome for The Holidays collage set. The images were fussy cut and decoupaged along with some die cut foliage. Lots of glitter and mica flakes were added to represent ice and snow.
My second ornament is a Santa wooden bauble.
I used the Santa face image from the Christmas Icons collage set. I printed the face twice, reversing one of the faces so that they could be glued back to back. The body of my santa is a flat wooden 'bauble' which I covered with red manuscript paper from the Merry and Bright ATC Collection. I filed around the edges and added some gold embossing powder. I adhered twine to replicate arms and legs and added wooden beads for weight and decoration.
His belt is a strip of glitter washi with a snowflake and gem for a buckle.
On the reverse Santa has three shiny gem stone buttons on his belt.
And here is the card I made:
I used the Christmas in Nature ATC Set for background paper and Plaid Paper from my stash. The main image is from The Frosty Garden collage set and I added die cut flowers and foliage and a die cut sentiment.
That's all for now!
The only rule is that you must use at least one Gecko Galz product
(this can be one of the freebies or, of course, you can buy at the Etsy store!)
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* Paper Funday Challenges #36 AG Holidays 02/01
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