Wednesday, December 14, 2016

JGW Nutcracker Patrol

Hello all! I-team member Sonja here. Today I bring you a Nutcracker solider from the JGW Nutcracker Patrol file.

Thinking back on a Christmas I faintly remember as a child, we were at a family friends house. She had a white baby grand piano and her house was decorated so magnificently that I for one reason or another always remembered her set of Nutcrackers!

So I thought I would make one! I also decided to not do a whole scene because I wanted the focus to be on all of his details.
 This guy stands about 14 inches tall. Under his beard is several gold buttons and an undershirt.
 What I love most about this soldier is that there is detail no matter which way he is turned.
There is opportunity to accent each piece as wanted. 

 I happened to have these button brads on hand which were great to use in the soldiers cuff links, tail, hat, and boots.

I wanted to keep the sword realistic so I kept it in the gold scheme and added two gold brads to accent it.
Even down to his hat where it is optional to put a chain. I didn't have a chain on hand, but I did have this gold ribbon that I felt was fitting.

The back of the soldier has one of my favorite pieces.
  The tail on this guy. I don't know why, but it is my favorite part!

The little box that jets out from his back is the handle of a Nutcracker.
The tassels on his boots are just a little something I added to match the tassels on his shoulders.

Materials Used:
DCWV Cranberry Christmas stack
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DCWV Hand-Painted Christmas stack
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DCWV 11 x 17 Premium stack
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SVG Attic JGW Nutcracker Patrol 
JGW Nutcracker Patrol
Silhouette Cameo
Craftwell eBrush
Sharpie Markers, gray
Aleene's Original Tacky Glue 
Recollection Button Brads and Gold Brads


  1. What a fantastic version of that nutcracker! I love all the details on it too. You did an awesome job on it.

  2. I love this file! He looks wonderful!

  3. Sonja, he is incredible! Everything is so vibrant and perfectly matched or contrasted. I love the tassels on the boots. Just wonderfully created and presented.

  4. OH WOW! It looks like it was made out of wood. So awesome!