Monday, October 9, 2017

Day 9 The Hearts Come Home Santa over Mars Luminary

This luminary uses the Hearts Come Home set with the Santa and Reindeer.   

Cut the vellum 3 x 2 3/8.  Make the vellum piece first so it has a chance to dry.  With your 1” circle punch, punch a hole in a post it note and put on the vellum. This will be your mask so you can make the moon.  I used Smokey Slate but Basic Grey would also work. Lightly sponge the moon.  A tip:  pat the sponge on the ink pad, tap it on your post it note and then dab it on the vellum.  This takes any harsh ink edges off before inking the vellum. 

Be careful –it doesn’t look wet but it is.  And ink on vellum smudges easily. 

Now stamp your Santa and reindeer with Basic Black.  You might want to see how the vellum lines up behind the window to get the placement you want.  Again…. Let it dry (or use a heat tool on low) to ensure it’s dry. 

Now make your bag (I bought mine on Amazon, they are about 5 x 6”  Trim the top of the bag to get rid of any jagged edges.  Draw a rectangle 2 ¼ x 2 ½ on the bag and cut out the hole. I find it easy to put my hand in the bag and snip in an X format, so cut to each corner and then trim. 

Run the bag through the Big Shot using the Card Front Builders dies that match the Christmas Carol set to make the stars.  You’ll see that the front, back and sides get punched out but I liked that look.  While you’re at the Big Shot cut out a tree and deer from this set (don’t worry that the tree is big, you’ll cut this down to size. )

Use the Hearth and Home dies to make your window I used Early Espresso but lots of colors could work… even the new wood paper. . Attach your stamped vellum piece to the window with dimensions (or foam strips). 

Attach the tree and deer to the edge of the window. Trim the tree bottom so it lines up with the edge of the window. Attach the window to front of bag with more mini dimensionals.  Insert an LED tea light and if you wish a small gift or candies.  

Why is this called Santa over Mars… it has 2 moons (the moon you created and the tiny moon from the dies just like Mars!

Happy stamping! MaryKate

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