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Friday, October 19, 2007

Something For The Tree! & Directions Too!

It's amazing the things you can find to stamp on. I found this adorable snowflake at JoAnn's. It's 2 - 3/8" in diameter and made of plaster. I put a couple layers of white acrylic over the top of it and then proceeded to do my stamping. Isn't it just the cutest snowflake? They're back by the ornaments! I also bought a mitten one and will be showing you what I did with that too! But not tonight.

Here is what you need:
Snowflake ornament
Soft Sky ink pad
White Acrylic paint
Paint brush
Cold Play Stamp Set
Yo Yo Yellow card stock
Whisper White card stock
Staz on Black ink pad
Pumpkin Pie ink pad
Gold cord
3/4" round punch
1 clear gem
Glitter pen, glitter or Stickles
Tacky glue
Crystal Effects

I removed the gold cord that came with the ornament. You could untie it and reuse it, that is up to you. Like I said I painted the snowflake with white acrylic paint, both sides. It absorbed VERY fast and was dry in no time. I have several of them to do and if I were to paint them all at one sitting, by the time I got done with the last one the first one would be ready to handle.

I sponged the edges with the Soft Sky ink pad. It had more of a wintry look than the Bashful Blue. I set it aside. On white card stock I stamped the face part of the snowman, the smallest one in the set, using the black Staz On. Then I stamped the nose on the white using the Pumpkin Pie ink pad. Now I thought the nose was a bit too long for this little face so I trimmed it down a bit. I took the 3/4" punch and lined up the smile close to the edge of the punch (looking at it from the back of the punch) and I punched it out. I sponged it with the Soft Sky ink and set it aside.

Add your glitter to the edges of the snowflake and allow it to dry. Click on the photo to see a closer view, you will be able to see my glitter. I used a Gelly Roll Glitter pen. It writes like an ink pen.

While that is drying take the yellow piece of card stock, the hat stamp and the black Staz On and stamp the hat image. Cut it out. Don't worry about getting the flower exact, I hid mine with a clear gem. You will be adding that on after you assemble the snowman on the snowflake.

Back to the snowman head. Glue the nose in place. I used regular Tacky glue for that. Place a dot of the glue on the back of the circle and set it in place in the center of the snowflake. Turn the head just a little so you can add the hat on at an angle to give the snowman a bit of an attitude!! Add the hat using the Tacky glue. I used the Crystal Effects to adhere the gem. I'm not sure if Tacky glue will stick as well or as long as Crystal Effects will.

Put the hanger back on and your ornament is ready to hang on the tree, use for gifts or sell at craft fairs. It's also a wonderful gift for your customers or hostess!

Thank you for stopping by,


Anonymous said...

Very cute!

Melissa said...

Awesome Wanda!