Thursday, October 27, 2011

Tribute to Card Stock !


Hi Everybody!
Had to post this picture of the "sleigh" bed I made.  This was a very special order from a long time customer.  She needed a bed for her Santa and she wanted a old sleigh to do the job.  The sleigh is made entirely from card stock.  I cut wood moulds and used yellow glue to glue the layers together, drying on the moulds.  The candle is a "Q-Tip" just like from the Candle Sconce tutorial.  The "Q-Tip" runs through the bottom of the lantern and I added card stock embellishments.  The "glass" in the lantern is an old play lipstick top from my youngest daughter, it's been in my bin for at least 12 years!?  Never throw anything out!  I used a holly punch for the decoration, card stock, 3 layers.  We are going to use that in a tutorial that's coming up.

Got to get back to work or do the dishes . . . . . . . .  Kris

36 comments:

  1. FANTASTIC!!! Can't believe it! Cardboard! GREAT!!

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  2. The magnificent wonders of card!! This is outstanding looks so authentic and real!

    Fantastic work all round! :o))))))
    Michelle x

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  3. ooooh comme c'est beau! ça sent l'hiver qui arrive!
    Isabelle

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  4. wonderfull! it looks so nice and cosy!

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  5. You are THE master of cardstock! :D It completely looks like metal. Bravo!

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  6. No words! It is fantastic!!! Congrats!!!

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  7. It is just WONDERFUL! The perfect bed for Santa.

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  8. Now that is just simply AMAZING!!!!!! =)

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  9. I am impressed..., with a simple bit of card stock and paint you are able to achieve metal, wood, to make any object you set out!!
    It looks incredible the second sleigh is the final result the first one!!
    Definitely yor are the card stock goddness :)) Congrats!!
    Have a nice day,
    Paloma

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  10. I am a new follower! I like your works and this sleigh is very beautiful ; )))
    I like your chairs and sofa also!!!
    Thanks for yours many tutorials because these are very interesting !
    Have a nice weekend and greetings from Italy

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  11. Wow!! You always amaze me!! The sleigh bed is wonderful!!

    *Jeannette

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  12. Oooh this is wonderful, you are so good with card! when it is paited nobody believes it's card!
    Nice weekend
    Maria

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  13. This will be a very desirable tutorial! ;)
    Hugs

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  14. This is MAD-tastic. Love your work. This is going on my To Do List. Thanks!

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  15. Yo te ayudo a fregar los platos, tu no pares de hacer maravillas¡¡¡
    Asombroso el resultado con solo cartulinas, asombroso¡¡¡
    Felicidades
    Un beso
    Susi

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  16. *picks jaw up from floor*

    WOAHHHH AMAZING :O

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  17. That is INSANE!! I love this and you really are the master of card stock. Cannot believe it! I am picking my jaw up, too. Hit the ground with such force that it opened up a sink hole. ;)

    Fabulous work, Kris. Just amazing.

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  18. Es un trineo precioso. Me encanta tu trabajo, tienes cosas muy bonitas.

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  19. Hi Kris.

    The bed is very impressive. I'm interested in the type of card stock you use (weight, brand, etc.). Are you partial to a particular type or do you mainly use scraps? Seeing how you seem to be a master of this medium, I thought you might have some opinions on this.

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  20. Ein wunderschöner Schlitten für den Weihnachtsmann.

    LG Maxi

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  21. Your sleigh bed is wonderful! Santa will be very cosy in it! You've done an amazing job on this!

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  22. Kris, that's the best sleigh bed I have ever seen!!! Beautifully done.

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  23. Magnifico milagro ... parece magia ! Con un simple carton ... un maravilloso trineo de madera. Gracias por el dato sobre tipo de carton que usas. Mariajo

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  24. I am absolutely awestruck!
    Fabulous!

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  25. That is so awesome! I use a lot of card to make the miniatures for my fine art degree. It's amazing what you can make with it.

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  26. ce traineau est magnifique , merci pour les explications .

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  27. Oooooh, I had not seen this yet! What a fantastic sleigh bed! Love it, love the bedding as well.
    Yes, card stock is a wonderfully versatile material and you've done wonders with it (and in finishing it!). I use it a lot as well, I always try to use acid free card stock which I hope will prevent any problems with staining etc. in the future.
    I will show this post to my friend, she loves Christmas miniatures.

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  28. ..LOVE IT!!!
    ..congrats you got the attention of many readers.
    ..good job men!

    *_* nEnEng *_*
    Buy and Sell

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  29. Hello Kris,
    Thank you very much for this great wonderful tutorial and all the other tuto's. I'm brandnew in bloggerlnad, but I had seen in october this sleigh, when I zapped by. I'm a very big fan of working with cardstock, I've worked with it since I was a little child. So,I've tried to make such a sleigh as yours and it worked out nice. You can see it on my blog.
    I wish you a healthy and Happy New Year!

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  30. Would you consider doing this project in a smaller scale for a Holiday yard/scene?

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