Hope your weekend was great! On Saturday we´re going to my sister’s to celebrate my oldest niece’s birthday. She turns five so it’s a big one. As always I try to come up with fun home made gifts. My niece loves the movie Frozen and I thought it would be fun to make something on that theme.
I found a postcard with Anna and Elsa on it in a toy store and decided to make a frame for it. Of course I had to make a frame in white to match the movie. I wanted the effect of frost and snow, with lots of snow flakes and glitter. Here’s how it turned out:
I started by layering some modeling paste through a stencil, that I thought fitted well with the theme, on a few random areas on the frame. Then I glued down a LOT of beads on the areas with no modeling paste. Then when dried I painted the whole frame in white. I got the idea with the beads from Finnabair who have used them on a few projects. It’s a great way to add some texture. To give the frame a little more dimension, I put some Inka Gold in aquamarine, violet and platinum on a few places. This also gives the impression of reflected snow.
Then I decorated with a bunch of snowflakes in different sizes and shapes. I painted wood veneer snowflakes in white and a little Inka Gold to match the rest. I also filled them in with my clear wink of stella marker for added shimmer. I punched out som snowflakes from a hand punch I had laying around and embossed them with platinum embossing powder. Then I dry brushed on some white paint to make them blend in a little more.
The focal point of the frame is the roses with leaves in the front. The roses were originally white, but I decided to paint them anyway to match the rest of the project. Then I embossed both the roses and leaves in platinum embossing powder and then painted on some more white in a few places to imitate snow. I then finished it of by drowning them in glitter. I used some stickles in crystal, aqua and starry night and also some transparent dry glitter.
Then I put everything together and after I glued down all the snowflakes I decorated the frame some more with rhinestones and transparent sequins in different sizes. I put small dots of stickles all around the frame and also areas of the dry glitter.
It’s a lot going on here, but because everything is cohesive, it doesn’t come off as busy.
And a few detail shots:
It was hard to catch all the glitter and shimmer with the camera. It looks so much better in real life.
I also made a birthday card for her (of course):
I used the oh so cute Sugar Rush stamp set from Paper Smootches to make the cupcakes. In the set there’s three different smileys that you can put on the cupcakes, which I think is adorable! I stamped all the different parts of the cupcakes on different pattern papers and embossed them in white embossing powder. Then I cut everything out and paper pieced it together. To top it off I decorated the cupcakes with my clear wink of stella pen for a little shimmer and filled in all the topping with glossy accents. I also put a little wink of stella on some of the stripes on the background paper to bring it all together.
This was a long one! Thanks for reading to the end and I hope you enjoyed it!