December 12, 2008

Bloggers Challenge - Ornament with Mini Tutorial

This wasn't the original project I had intended on posting today - my desk is still not fully cleaned off from yesterdays projects - thus more bling on my project for today! This weeks Bloggers Challenge is Ornaments or Decorations for Christmas - good timing with Christmas right around the corner and it fits in with my TJ Blogstravaganza postings! If you'd like to play along - just leave a link her to your creation - or if uploading to SCS use keyword BC77.

My ornament started out with some white card stock I cut using my Snowflake Die, Crafty Board and my Big Shot. I love the Crafty Board from WorldWin because it's pretty flexible yet think like chipboard. Because I was using 2 snowflake dies and a piece of Crafty Board, I couldn't adhere my paper to my Crafty Board before I cut - thus the need for my Scrappy Glue!


Cut 4 snowflakes from your white card stock, and 2 from the Crafty Board. Mix some Clear EP with some Dazzling Diamonds glitter in a disposable container. Smoosh your versamark pad onto 2 of the die cut snowflakes, pour on your Embossing/Diamond mixture, tap off and heat. By premixing the Diamonds into your Clear EP, you eliminate the step of adding the Heat & Stick Powder for adhering the glitter.





Adhere to 2 bling snowflakes to your Crafty Board using the Scrappy Glue, let dry.


Flip snowflakes over, adhere the remaining snowflakes to the back of the Crafty Board snowflakes.






Remember I mentioned the Crafty Board is flexible, slightly bend the points of your snowflake, this will help give it a 3D look when they are adhered together.




Place a stack of dimensionals in the center of one of the white snowflakes (I used 4)

Then using your Scrappy Glue - place the glue on the points of one of the white snowflakes, match the other snowflake to the one with the glue and hold the points securely. Note this glue dries super fast!





















Tie on cording - use as is, or add a stamped image if desired. Here I stamped my snowmen from Holiday Lineup on watercolor paper, then colored them using the Marker Water Coloring Technique. I added some Shimmerz Angel Wings to the snowmen to bling them up a bit, sponged the edges, adhered to my Chocolate Chip circle, then to my finished snowflake.



Details:
Stamps - Holiday Lineup
Card Stock - White, Chocolate Chip, Watercolor, Crafty Board
Ink - Markers, Black, Chocolate Chip, Versamark
Other - Heat Gun, Snowflake Die Cut, Big Shot, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Clear Embossing Powder, Aquapainter, Circle Punches, Scrappy Glue, Dimensionals, Silver Cording, Shimmerz

22 comments :

StampingSelene said...

oh, too cute! I love that little snowman! really great job.

Chrissy D said...

Beautiful Lisa! Thanks for the tutorial too! Love the sparkle!!!

Lynn Mercurio said...

OMGosh...isn't this the most adorable ornament. I just love this snowman stamp with such a fun expression on his face. Thanks for sharing your process with us!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Gorgeous creation Lisa!! :) Love the tips!! TFS!!

Robin Merriman said...

Adorable, Lisa! This is my Christmas gift, right? LOL!

Sheryl said...

Very cute! Thanks for sharing the Crystal Effects/Glitter idea!

Lisa said...

That snowman is the cutest! Great ornament!

Claudia said...

Totally CUTE - Love the colors and the sparkle!

Nikki Bond said...

Soo pretty! That die is perfect for an ornament! Love it! {sMILES}

Rachel Hope said...

So cute, love that snowflake!

tonistamps said...

Very cool Lisa! Thanks for the directions too.

Mary Campbell said...

I love it!!! Thanks for sharing. Mary

Dee Jackson said...

Love this!!Thanks for the tutorial!That snowman is just the cutest!!

wendy Groszkiewicz said...

gorgeous! Great ideas with the snowflakes, and the snowmen in the center are just too cute...

Kristen said...

So great, I love it. Thanks for the tutorial.

leenda said...

Adorable! Love that snowflake die!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Adorable ornament Lisa! Thanks for sharing how it all came together! :D

Lori said...

Fantastic, Lisa! I love the framed snowman image at the center. Thanks for sharing the tutorial, too.

Lisa Bohler said...

LOVE IT! This really looks like it pops right off the tree. Thanks for the extra tips in the tutorial!

Connie said...

This is beautiful, Lisa! Love the tutorial.

MJ said...

I love these! I think I will let the kids make these this week with their pictures in the middle. Thanks for the tutorial!

Ida P. Krause said...

Very pretty and a great tutorial. I like how you added the snowmen scene.

 
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