Thursday, September 6, 2012

Wise Men Still Seek Him Wooden Plate Tutorial

A few weeks ago, my daughter and I attended a blogger event. I instantly fell in love with their warehouse and store front. We were able to make a beautiful Make & Take and then were given $25 to spend in their warehouse on whatever we would like. That is where I got my Aloha sign and all of the supplies I used to make it. 

About a week ago, I received a package in the mail:
 Inside of my package I found:
A Wooden Plate
Adhesive
1 Sheet of Black Vinyl
Gold Vinyl
Red Sparkly Vinyl
Transfer Paper
Poinsettia Paper Flowers
2 sheets of double sided scrapbook paper
A note explaining the challenge. We were to create something using the contents of our package and anything else that we would like to add.

Here's what I came up with:
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If you would like to make your own, here is a tutorial of how I created mine:
1. To start off I took an old Christmas card with one of my favorite images on it. If you would like this image for yourself, this is the artists website: http://www.portraitartistnc.com/GWsanta.html

2. I took a sheet of red glittered paper I had at home and had my Cameo cut it into a 9.8 inch circle. If you don't have a Cameo, you could trace a 9.8 inch circle or use a math compass. 

3. I then used the adhesive that was in my package to adhere my glittered sheet of paper to my plate. 

4. I found a doily pattern that I really liked and used the shape on the Cameo to cut out my green sheet of scrapbook paper. You could use a doily that would fit inside of your inner circle or another shape. I distressed the edges of my doily with a little bit of green distressing ink.

5. I cut my picture of Santa kneeling over the baby Jesus into a circle and adhered it to the inside of my doily. I put 2 coats of mod podge  over my picture in order to preserve it. As a finishing touch, I added a little bit of glitter to the trim of Santa's suit.

6. I cut out the letters to the saying: "Wise Men Still Seek Him" (another one of my favorites) in black vinyl and using transfer paper, I placed the vinyl onto my plate. 


7. I then shaped my paper poinsettia flowers and adhered a group of five of them on my plate. 

8. I used my Cameo and cut out 2 flourishes from my gold vinyl, one mirroring the other. 


I hope that you enjoyed my tutorial and that it was easy to follow. If you have any questions, please let me know.
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7 comments:

  1. I love that saying and that picture. I have an old wooden plate I have been wanting to makeover and this gave me a great idea!

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  2. I love this! That has always been one of my favorite pictures, too. This would be an excellent Christmas present!

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  3. Just beautiful!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous weekend!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  4. Cute! Great idea :)

    Thanks for joining us at the Keep Calm & Link Up party this week - hope to see you again next week!

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  5. I love this project. Very creative idea. Thanks for linking up to Tasty Thursdays on The Mandatory Mooch. I hope you link up again this week. The party will be live tonight. http://www.mandatorymooch.blogspot.com

    And don’t forget to “like” my Facebook page if you haven’t already. http://www.facebook.com/TheMandatoryMooch

    Thanks, Nichi

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  6. Great project with a wonderful message. Thanks so much for sharing it on Fabulous Friday at Faith, Trust & Pixie Dust.

    Warmly, MIchelle

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