Friday, November 26, 2010

A Light Snowfall and Christmas Ornament

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving yesterday. We did! We spent the day with my husband's family. We ate a delicious meal and ended the day by going to see the new Disney movie, TANGLED. This morning we woke to find a quiet, beautiful snow falling and it immediately put me in the Christmas Spirit. Since I am not much of a shopper, I decided to make an ornament for a swap I am in.
I started with some sparkly Coredinations papers in red and green. I used my Nesties Label One and cut out and embossed two red pieces and used my Scalloped Ovals and cut out and embossed two green pieces and one cream piece. I added two Prima Leaves to one of the green scallops and two red "dew drops" that I made from hot glue and alcohol inks. Click HERE to see a video tutorial on how to make these yourself! They are very easy and fun to make. I stamped the sentiment on cream card stock and outlined the edges with a black bic mark it pen. I created the "tails" by just free hand cutting the shapes and outlining with the same marker. I pop dotted the sentiment for dimension and added the K&Company button brad for a splash of color.

I decided to decorate the back as well, since it would be hanging on a tree and might be seen. Before I layered the scallops, I stenciled the cream scallop with Broken China Distress Ink and wrote my message. I added another button brad (so it wouldn't hang crooked) and glued the front and back together. Lastly, I punched two holes in the corners and tied a silk cord for a hanger. Let me know what you think- and what ideas you have for making ornaments this year. Have a great weekend, and Happy Crafting!


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4 comments:

Cindi said...

fantastic!! this came out great. I know she will love it
:)

Karen said...

That ornament is so cute and I just love all that sparkle! I like the idea of using a cord, so much more sturdy than floss. :>

What did you think about Tangled? Wee girl is Very interested in seeing it (I've never taken her to the theater yet), but I was wondering why the PG rating. Any advice?

Thanks for putting me into the Christmas spirit!! :>

Mrs. Fence said...

Tangled was cute! I guess it could be a little scary for younger kids. There is some "fighting" scenes and the Old hag is mean to Rapunzel, so for a wee one, it might be a little too much. I would check a website to find out exactly what is in it that you may or may not like. Try this one and see what you think!

http://www.commonsensemedia.org/movie-reviews/tangled

runningonink said...

Oh my heavens your ornament turned out wonderful! I am hand delivering mine today! SMILE!