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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

A Holiday Home Christmas Ornament

Tonight I am participating in a Christmas ornament swap using Stampin' Up! products.  I was able to make my ornament entirely made using Stampin' Up! products.  

This was not difficult to make.  The Holiday Home house has a die cut with it so that made it a lot quicker to make.  I cut out 5 houses. One stamped and 4 blank. I glued them all together and set them under a larger stamp punch to weight it down and keep it flat. I used glue instead of tape.  When the glue dries it helps make a better bond between the layers and it also makes the card stock very firm too.  You want that feeling of fine box board.  

For the background I used my paper cutter and cut the piece 2-1/2" x 4-1/2".  I cut 6 pieces of plain Crumb Cake card stock and I cut one from a piece I had textured using the "Hardwood" embossing folder.  I took my brayer and Chocolate Chip ink and ran it across the texture so the raised paper took the ink.

The chalkboard looking piece was cut 2" x 4".  I stamped the words from the set using VersaMark and then embossed them using white embossing powder.  I took a sponge and sponged on a little white ink to make it look like the board had been erased at one time.  The Basic Black chalkboard looking piece was made using just a single piece of card stock.  

The stars are from the punch in the Holiday catalog.  I used glitter paper and glued them in place.  

I colored in the house using the Blendabilities Rich Razzleberry assortment.  The roof was colored in using Soft Sky. Crystal effects was added to it and then some glitter.  The wreath was stamped and punched out using the 3/4" circle punch.  I also cut out several more circles so the wreath would have the same type of look as the rest of the ornament. I did use glue to set the house and the wreath in place. But before I glued the house on, I used the markers and colored around the edges to make them blend in a little more too.  

This was a very fun ornament to make and I'm hoping whomever gets it in the ornament exchange will like it.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

1 comment:

Sharon Canter said...

This is gorgeous! Thank you for your detailed description/directions!