Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Christmas Ornament

Good morning everyone. Today I made an ornament for our Christmas tree. I think we are going to decorate our tree this coming weekend. I used to put the tree up the day after Thanksgiving but I don't like to have things "out of place" so I would complain about it and want to take it down. So now my husband says we can't put it up until a few weeks before Christmas. I usually take it down either Christmas Day or the day after. I like to get my house back in order as soon as possible.

My ornament is made using a tin favor from Wilton. My snowman is from the Something Sweet Borders & Centers set by JustRite Stampers. I stamped it onto Neenah white cardstock and colored it using Copic Markers. I applied 4 layers of popdots to the back so that the snowman was closer to the opening. Next I added fake snow and a silver cord for hanging the ornament. Once I put the cover on the tin, I applied blue striped paper to cover up the silver tin.

For the top, I stamped the border from the Something Sweet Borders & Centers set, diecut it using Spellbinders Classic Circle & Scallop Circle Nestabilities. Then I applied turquoise stickles around the inside edge.

Back view of ornament

On the back of the ornament, I added the year using the JustRite Stampers Curlz Font Ensemble. I think it is important to have special ornaments every year. I have purchased an ornament for both of my girls every year since they were born. Now when they have their own families, they will have these ornaments to cherish.

That's it for today. Thanks for stopping in for a visit. Have a great day!!


Paper: DCWV

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamagic Aegean Blue, Copic Markers (YR07, YG09, black, B69, B04, R27)

Accessories: Spellbinders Classic Circle & Scallop Circle Nestabilities, Favor tin, pop dots, silver cording, Pebbles Inc pearlescent chalk, fake snow, Turquoise Stickles

1 comment:

Sophia said...

I'll have to do this with my kids next year for Christmas! My brother did something similar with an old gumball machine "ball" when he was a little kid (about 35 years ago), but it's not nearly as sturdy as these tins. Thanks so much for the great idea!!