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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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!

Anonymous said...

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