Sunday, November 9, 2014

Skating Along

I am skating along this week for the ornaments challenge at  Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge.   

I have had the fabulous skate die cut and been wanting to play with them because they bring back fond memories of the heating house where we went in to have hot chocolate after skating on the lake.

We always anxiously awaited the light on the house to change to green when it meant that it was safe to skate on the lake.  

I cut multiple layers to my skates to achieve a dimensional pair of skates which can be attached to a package and then hung on the tree as reminder of the gift.

I cut a pair of cardboard skates, metallic skates (2 pair) and white cardstock (2 pair).

After I cut them I then stamped the floral pattern on the white cardstock and sponged the edges.
I then assembled them so I had front and back covered with the stamped outsides with a tiny hoop from ribbon on each skate.   To finish them I took two needles and white thing twine and sewed up the two pieces together. I added a few Christmas Bells to dangle on the skates and tied them together.

Products:  Ranger Metal Foil, Sizzix Skate Die, Ranger Archival Ink - Cornflower, Ranger Distress Ink - Broken ChinaWhite floss

Come join in all the fun and play along for a chance to win a $50 gift voucher at Simon Says Stamp.
Thanks for stopping by!



  1. Oh wow - what a great work - i love you skates so much!!!! Hugs Dagmar

  2. Truly fantastic! The pattern and color of the skates is wonderful and I love the way you have done the layering for dimension. The silver layer for the skate blades is brilliant. Super ornament!


  3. these are fabulous, pretty stamp for the pattern on the skates and such lovely detailed embellishing!

  4. Wow Suzanne! What a gorgeous pair of ice skates! I love the beautiful floral design! So elegant and fancy!

  5. Such a fantastic creation, Suzz. These ice skates are awesome! :)

  6. Love these fantastic ice skates! Brilliant idea , stamping on them ! BArbarayaya

  7. This is GORGEOUS, Suzz! I love how you made so many layers to give them such depth and dimension. Ice skates are so iconic and I couldn't help but think about some pleasant and not-so-pleasant skating memories! Thanks for bringing the nostalgia back with this awesome project!

  8. These are so pretty Sue!! Love the layers and the great pattern on the skates.

  9. These are absolutely beautiful, Suzz! I love the stamp you've used on them and the colour is stunning~ really gorgeous! :)

  10. I remember waiting for that green light too. :)
    Beautiful skates, Suzz. I love that embossing folder. Fabulous texture.


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