I thought I would post a 3-D today instead of my usual cards to give everybody a break. Yes, this one is a little different, but I like different!! I got this idea from a picture I saw in the Country Living magazine of a blackbird in a jar. So, I said to myself, why not try this for the Holiday Hoopla. Well now that I have done one, and made all my mistakes, I can honestly say I will do another one and it will probably only take me ten minutes instead of about a total of 12 hours that I put into this one (gosh, I hate to even admit that in print). Most of my time was spent figuring out what I was going to use for my tree (yah, I know -- if I would have had the Christmas Tree pop-up die it would have been simple and truly goooorgous, as Jan Tink would say). After cutting up some fake tree greens and wiring them together I was almost ready to quit. Then I had to figure out how I could add some height to raise the scene so you could see all the stuff above the curve in the jar. Lightbulb again, cut up some old Styrofoam that I had laying around. The good news is that the snow was easy -- cotton balls!! Then it was another 3 hours trying to find something tiny to wrap up as gifts under the tree (looking through my grandkids' toyboxes for something/anything!!!). Yep, the lightbulb finally went off again: folded little pieces of cardboard and wrapped in SU's gorgeous Christmas Cocoa Speciality Paper. And of course, the Cold and Cuddly stamps embossed in black before cutting out a front and back image, with a toothpick glued in the middle. Here are all of the supplies I used to make my Scene in a Jar:
Stamps: Cold and Cuddly; and Christms Punch
Paper: Bashful Blue and W. White cardstock and Christmas Cocoa Speciality Paper
Ink: Silver Encore, Black StazOn, Night of Navy (brushed on the dove)
Acessories: Silver Cord, White Shimmer Paint, Black Embossing Powder, VersaMark Ink Pad, Boho Blossoms Punch, 1 1/4" Red Stripped Grosgrain Ribbon, White Satin Ribbon, Holiday Windows Die (dove), large gallon jar, Styrofoam, glue, wire, toothpicks.