Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas Ornaments, Part II

I had grand plans to make a whole bunch of other ornaments, but I have just run out of energy. It doesn't help that I don't have my Christmas cards done yet either (eek!).

- Sandy Claws - I made this glass ornament last year using a tutorial on SCS and the retired stamp set Crab & Company.

I stamped on acetate with Stazon and colored the image with a Sharpie. The ball is filled with Buffalo Snow.

- Swedish Ornaments - There was a set in the 2008 Holiday mini called Scandinavian Season. My grandfather was from Sweden, and we would celebrate our Swedish heritage every year. This set reminded me of the straw ornaments my mom would have on the tree. So, incorporating the stamp set, I gave making my own a shot.

I embossed the image with gold embossing powder, watercolored, cut out, and sandwiched in between a "star" of raffia.

I know this one could use some more raffia. It did take a hit or two from the cat (yes, that cat again!).

Another set.

12/23 - Found a bit of mojo and got some things on my "wish to craft" list accomplished. Still waiting on my Christmas cards to come in the mail, so I can alter and send back out again. If you were wondering where yours is... you'll get it as soon as I get it! :)

Pearl Ex Ornament - I've been wanting to make this one for a couple years now. I finally gathered the supplies (spray adhesive, Pearl Ex, glass ornament).

This one was quite a challenge. I had to spray the adhesive outside, and it was getting a bit too cold to coat the inside of the ornament, so I sprayed more... well, then I had too much. A bit of a mess!

Here's what it looks like in the sunlight.

Reinker/Glitter Ball - This one was a lot easier, and I think, more beautiful.

I dropped 25 drops of Rich Razzleberry reinker into the glass ornament and swirled around until it was fully coated. Then I poured in the Rose Pink glitter from the Fine Cosmo glitter pack and shook it up. Super easy, quick, and sparkly!! And... I didn't have to go outside! :) To dress it up a bit, I used some retired Love & Happiness rub-ons, organdy ribbon, and silver elastic cord. This one got the husband's thumbs up (in fact, now he was thinking I could make all our ball ornaments next year.... hmmmm).

Snowflake Ornament - This one is my favorite for the day. I altered the Fleur de Lis tutorial from SCS, substituting the Snowflake #2 Big Shot die.

I cut two 2.5" circles of Brushed Silver cardstock, and sandwiched the ribbon in between (I eliminated the ribbon spool from the tutorial). The ribbon is 15/16" Purely Pomagranite satin ribbon, currently available on the Clearance Rack. I cut four snowflakes out of glitter felt, layered, and embellished with pearls from the Pretties Kit.

Another view.

12/24 update -

- Favor Tin Ornaments - These are a CASE from 2008 Artisan Award winner Brenda Weaver. Aren't they cute?

They are pretty easy to make. I stamped the snowflakes with White Stazon (it is easier to take the plastic out of the tin) and glitter inside the lid with a 2-Way Glue Pen and Dazzling Diamonds glitter. The background was 2" circles cut from Ski Slope DSP. The snowman and ornaments were made with 1/2" and 3/4" circle punches.

Close-up view. I created snow background by tearing an edge of Whisper White cardstock and embellishing with the 2-Way Glue Pen and Dazzling Diamonds glitter.

I stamped the branch with the retired set Peaceful Wishes and Always Artichoke ink and drew the strings with Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write marker.

I hope everyone has a peaceful and love-filled Christmas! Praise to the Lord - Jesus Christ is Born!!

Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

These are so beautiful. I am inspired to try them. I love the snowflake with pearls.