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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Snowman Ornament #1


This is one of the ornaments that I have made. I started with the clear balls that all the craft stores seem to have out this time of year. I am not sure where this one came from, I bought some at HL and some at Jo-Anns. The snowman stamp is from Studio G. I stamped it on acetate with black Staz-on and then colored the scarf, hat and carrot nose in with Sharpie markers. I trimmed a smaller rectangle around the image. After coloring, I covered the entire image (staying inside the black lines with white pigment ink and then white embossing powder. Then I set the embossing powder with a heat gun and punched a hole with an 1/8 inch punch. I then pulled the top off of the ornament and filled it with fake snow, ran some red cord through the hole I punched and then slightly rolled my image to fit inside the opening of the ornament. To finish it off, I pulled the cord through to opening at the top, replaced the ornament hanger and tied a bow with the excess cord. Pretty simple, but I think they look really nice and when they are hanging you don't really see the excess acetate, it just looks like the snowman is sitting atop your snow! I found this tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers. Oh yeah, and you know all that beautiful shimmery snow? I had several bags left over from my wedding (flower girls threw snow instead of flowers) and I couldn't find them anywhere. A word of warning: be careful opening those bags, Tennessee had it's first snow of the season; in my craft room! I am finding little glimmers of snow throughout the entire house. Have a great night!

5 comments:

Jennifer Scull said...

cute ornament! I've been wanting to try making some of these. maybe this weekend when the guys all head out hunting. but I doubt it could be any cuter than this one! ;)

Sara said...

Super cute, love how it looks like the snowman is just sitting there.

Jackie said...

These ornaments are truly amazing! Very, very creative!

Scrubbysue said...

Very pretty!

Ozzie's Greeting Cards by Tanja said...

I love your snowman ornament it look quite intersting.

Also just letting you know that you have been tagged. You don't have to do this if you don't want to.