Thursday, October 30, 2014

Christmas Ornaments...

Hey everyone, 
I'm back with another project for Inspiration Emporium. 
I think I have been on an ornament kick wink. 
I love hand made ornaments and I think I will make several of these to give to family members. 
The first on below is made out of Tim's Bell Jar and the Birdcage die. 
I cut the Bell Jar out with a transparency and glitter paper two times. 
I then cut out the birdcage from chipboard and tag material two times each. 
I knew I wanted them to be shaker style ornaments and the chipboard would allow for this. 
After adhering the two pieces of chipboard together take one of the transparencies from the dome part of the Bell Jar and adhere it with Glossy Accents. It is a very tight fit, but it does work.  
From the movers and shapers die I cut the bird and branch out and colored them with Distress Inks. 
Use Glossy Accents to adhere them together so they don't slip around in the ornament. 
It is adhered to the side wall of the birdcage so you can't see any adhesive. 
Then add a little Rock Candy glitter, adhere the other transparency part of the Bell Jar to close the shaker part.  Once you cut out the "innards" from the birdcage paint the tag material using Distress Paint...whatever color you like.  I went with the brushed pewter
Using the stand part of the Bell Jar, but the base off and adhere the remnants as the base of the snow globe.  The Poinsettias are Tim's Movers and Shapers.  Using a brad to attach them together I then adhered them to the snow globe using Glossy Accents. 
The top of the birdcage die already has a hole perfect to tie a piece of ribbon in as the hanger. 

 Below I used the Window Box die and the Pediment to create a wintery window ornament. 
I also cut this out of tag material and chipboard two times each. 
Adhere the two chipboard windows together using Glossy Accents. 
Make sure to adhere the panes as won't want your snow to fall through. 
I wanted nice crisp black I inked it with Black soot with a blending tool and then directly ink pad to window.  It still wasn't dark enough for me so I added Jet Black archival by using the ink pad to the window directly.  Interesting enough I really wanted to look like it was a high gloss, so I added clear embossing powder and surprisingly enough it accepted it and embossed fabulously.  Usually Archival won't emboss so I was thrilled.  I think maybe because I did the coat of Distress Ink under it helped it work out. 
The same technique was done to the two pediments.  It looks identical on both sides so it won't look funny hanging in the tree.  I thought I might put it on a ornament spinner..won't that be cool?
Okay...back to the details....after you have adhered the chipboard windows together, adhere one  piece of transparency. (Tip: I always save my packaging from products and use that.)
Now you can add the Rock Candy Glitter.  Adhere the other piece of transparency to the other side of the window.  I used Glossy Accents for all of the adhering...I know that it will stay put. 
Then take the two windows you already embossed, line them up and adhere them 
The two pediments are adhered using Glossy Accents.  
Take a hole punch to make a hole for the crinkle ribbon. 
Tie and there you have it...a cute snowy window ornament.

I hope you enjoyed today's projects.  
Christmas is daughter informed me today "eight" more Fridays until Christmas.
I was so not ready to hear it, but secretly I think I am getting a little excited, wink. 
If you would like to find these supplies make sure to visit Inspiration Emporium. 
You can use the code "inkgirl" with your order and get 10% off! 
If you local you can always swing by She Scrapbooks to find them. 

Hope you all have a very fun and safe Halloween! 
Until next time...

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