Monday, December 14, 2015

Santa's Sleigh in Pastels by Lynne

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in my house - actually it has for a while! I love decorating for Christmas and was thrilled with this gorgeous chipboard sleigh from Gypsy Soul. The pieces went together easily after they were painted or papered with just a wee bit of glue in the grooves.
I covered the base pieces with papers from Kaisercraft's "Silver Bells" collection and also used them for the fussy cut details. I attached some of the cutouts to skewers and poked them into a styrofoam piece that was placed in the bottom of the sleigh. A little greenery inside finished the look.
For the gorgeous ornate overlay I wanted a sparkly magical feel but still wanted to keep it soft and pastel. I primed the pieces with light blue acrylic paint then heat embossed them with two layers of Ranger glitter embossing powder in Bridal Tinsel before adding a thin layer of glue and sprinkling them with clear chunky glass glitter.
I added the fussy cut arrangement using some foam tape for dimension. There are so many different ways you could finish this great little sleigh to coordinate with your decor or with that of a gift recipient. It could be filled with any sort of decorations or with gift items-even homemade Christmas treats! Use your imagination and have a great time personalizing Santa's Sleigh!

Gypsy Soul Items Used

Other Items Used
Kaisercraft Silver Bells collection
Ranger glitter embossing powder-Bridal Tinsel
Colorbox chunky clear glitter

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