Ohmigosh...I can't believe that I haven't blogged for so long!! It's been busy around my house...lots going on and I have lots of things made that I have stacked up to share with you!
I wanted to share this card with you today...I just love it! I couldn't sleep one night and lay there thinking about the stocking punch and what I could make with it and I came up with these ice skates...they are just too sweet and I'm thrilled with the way they turned out!!
They are fairly easy to make, but the detailing takes a bit of time, I think it's worth it though! Here's how I made it:
Cardstock is Pink Pirouette (top layer is embossed with Vintage Wallpaper) and Whisper White, the skate blades are Basic Gray and punched out with the Word Window Punch. The little bits attaching the blade to the skate are just little pieces of Basic Gray I cut.
To make the skates, punch out 2 stockings in Whisper White and 2 stockings in Soft Suede. I cut the brown stockings off so that I could layer them behind the white skates and they wouldn't show except where I wanted the sole of the boot to show. I cut a heel from the excess of the brown that I cut away.
I pierced 10 holes up the boot and then threaded white bakers twine in an overhand stitch up the boot. I tied a separate piece in a bow and glued that on each boot with Tombow. The skate is sponged with Close to Cocoa and then I added pencil dots up the skate and around the heel to look like the stitching that I remember on my own old skates. Then to finish the skate I cut a tiny piece of Victoria Crochet Trim and then cut it lengthwise to add to the top of the skates.
To finish, I added a bow with the Very Vanilla Seam binding, small silver glitter stars and 1/4 inch punch outs to look like snowflakes. The sentiment is from Short and Sweet.
I hope you like my vintage skates! Thanks for stopping by to share your time with me...I love your visits and your comments!!
Hugs ~ Judy