Uh-oh! Can you tell I’ve become OBSESSED with my new Curvy Keepsake Box die? It’s just got my creative juices going, every morning I come up with a new character to make with them!
So this week has mostly been about Sesame Street characters – I started out making Count Von Count because of the Halloween mood I’ve been in recently, then I thought about Cookie Monster & Oscar The Grouch & Elmo quickly followed!!!
The Count is made with Wisteria Wonder card stock. I coloured in one side of the box in black for his hair. I attached googly eyes & drew his triangular eyebrows over the top in black pen. To make his ears & nose I used the Sizzix Framelit largest Stars die. I cut three ‘points’ of the largest star from Wisteria Wonder card stock. Two points I cut off for the ears & the remaining point was for the nose. I scored down the centre of the point for the nose piece, then cut it to make a diamond shape. I folded the bottom bits of the diamond in & stuck them together with some Glossy Accents (Ranger) to form the point of his nose, then attached the bridge of his nose to the box, again with Glossy Accents. His mouth is a cut out piece from a black Curvy Keepsake Box handle, with a little red triangle & two white teeth drawn on with Inkssentials White Opaque pen. last, but not least I made his cape from some Basic Black card stock & attached it to the base of the box with double sided-tape.
I won’t lie – the Count was a labour of love, he involved lots of cutting & sticking & colouring, so he isn’t really suitable for mass production, but the other 3 are much faster to make! Elmo was made from some red card stock, his nose is the smallest Spellbinders ‘Standard Circles Small’ die cut from some Pumpkin Pie card stock. His mouth is a bit of a circle cut with the Spellbinders Standard Circles Small dies.
For Elmo, Oscar and Cookie I wanted to create some fur so I snipped along the edges of the sides of the boxes.
Oscar is made from Old Olive card stock and Cookie Monster is made from Pacific Point card stock. Cookie Monster’s cookie is Crumb Cake card stock with some Henna Promarker on it for the chocolate chips.
Oscar has a bin lid made with two cicles of tin foil and a circle of card stock, stuck together & a slit cut in the middle to put the handles of the box through. His eyebrows are coloured with Henna Promarker pen.
I hope you could tell which character was which & you enjoyed my attempts at making Sesame Street characters from Curvy Keepsake Boxes. Feel free to try them yourselves, but please let people know where you got your inspiration! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!