For the background snowflakes, I embossed a piece of plastic packaging with the TH Alterations Snowflurries Texture Fade. I cut out the snowflakes and applied Ranger Stardust Stickles. Then I glued the snowflakes inside the upper section of the box using Ranger Crystal Accents. The header was also embossed on a piece of plastic packaging using the snowflake border from the TH Alterations Christmas Backgrounds Texture Fades. After embossing I cut out the design and decorated it with Stardust Stickles. I attached the header to the inside of the box lid.
I dyed the Woodland tree, and wreath, using a combination of Distress Iced Spruce and Broken China reinkers. Then I added glitter snowtex to the tree. The owl is a find from Michael's. I die-cut the branch, as well as the background tree, using the TH Alterations Branch Tree. I wired the branch through the side of the box base. (This was done only after I realized that a blob of silicone wouldn't hold up for very long!) I cut the snowbank, behind the reindeer, from a Grungeboard scrap that already had the snowflakes embossed on it. (Always save your scraps!) I painted it with a Ranger Adirondack Paint Dabber in White and then applied Distress Ink in Broken China, Iced Spruce, and Walnut Stain. I die-cut the reindeer from Grungeboard using the TH Alternations Mini Reindeer, painted it with an Adirondack Paint Dabber in Hazelnut and distressed it with Walnut Distress Ink. The white accents were added using a white Sharpie paint pen.
The Mini Lantern is suspended from the top of the base box using an Idea-ology Screw Eye. I cut a small opening in the back of the box for the cord and I added an elastic toggle at the bottom of the back of the box to hold the battery compartment. The elastic toggle is hidden in the front by the "25" Grungeblock!
I filled the Corked Vial with blue glass glitter. Behind that is a small heart ornament from my personal stash. The "25" is an Idea-ology Grungeblock. I used an Adirondack Paint Dabber in Cloudy Blue for the background. I coated the numbers with Martha Stewart Glitter Glue in Sterling. The wreath is decorated with a Grungepaper bow, from the TH Alterations Movers and Shapers Mini Bunny and Bow, and decorated with some pearls. The bow was painted with an Adirondack Paint Dabber in Red Pepper. The cardinal is from Michael's.
The final touches were the Christmas Adornments Wreath behind a Curio Knob, the Christmas Adornments Snowflake at the top, the "Believe" Philosophy tag and the Foundations box feet!
I'm entering this in Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge: Tape It Up for including Idea-ology Tissue Tape.
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