Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Ornament Time

I have wanted to make an ornament since I saw Nichole Heady's that she made for a reveal last month. However, I wanted to use a scene to make one and I thought I would put my own twist on the ornament.

I have seen many ornaments made from these tins since she did hers (-cause it is a great idea!) but I wanted to make my scene inside a little bit more dimensional than just having it flush to the back of the tin.

Here is what I did. I punched a circle from my Basic Grey dp and adhered it to the back of the tin like this:


I used my Nestability dies to do this (as there is one the exact size!) but if you do not have them you can simply trace the lid of the tin to create the circles.

Then, I stamped the image I wanted to use -from Gina K Designs "Got Snow?" set- (http://www.ginakdesigns.com/) and colored it in. I added a layer of clear embossing powder to make it more sturdy. Then I added some liquid applique for the snow. (Caution: you only need to dab it....it really puffs up with the heat tool). Then I punched another circle (using Nestability dies) out of a acetate sheet.

I adhered the image to the acetate like this:


Then, I flipped the acetate over and applied Scotch mounting tape (two layers) on the bottom and dimensional stickers (again, two layers) to the top of the image. You want to avoid putting tape anywhere you can see through!
Here is what it looked like at this stage:



Then I placed my acetate circle inside the tin and it gave the snowman scene great dimension because it was not right up against the background.


I added Daisy Ds snowflake transfers to the front of the tin and then added the hanger. (I originally saw Nichole punch a hole in the top of the tin with a cropadile but I could NOT get mine to work so I went with plan b.) I adhered the ribbon with hot glue and made sure the lid slid over the edge of the ribbon for added security. Finally, I added the bow and whola--finished product!


This was really easy and a cute Christmas ornament. This scene really brings back childhood memories for me.
I will let my (almost!) five year old son play with this when he gets home and let you know if the hanger is durable. He breaks everything so it will be a good test!!!
Thanks for stopping by!

32 comments:

Elizebeth said...

Oh so cute!

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

This is so cute..and fun..Reminds me of my childhood too. Love the family pictures below.

Michelle said...

Just adorable! And that image is perfect for the ornament.

jen del muro said...

OMG!!! how cute is this!!??

Pegg S said...

Looks so great!! I love the dimension with the double pop dots. What a great idea!

Summerthyme Studio said...

OH my Gosh Carolyn!!! That is just SO cute!!!!!!!!

erinkmckinney (stampininthesun) said...

What an adorable ornament. I especially love how it really looks 3D!

Lori said...

Adorable! What a fun ornament.

Lisa's Blessed A Latte said...

Oh My.....Super cute. You made it look so easy!!!

Jana Weaver said...

This is just beautiful! I love the dimension of having the kids and snowman popped up off the bottom!! Fabulous job!!!

Rae said...

You are amazing girl ~ this ornament is awesome! Love how you gave it dimension... too clever!
~rae

Julie Masse said...

Fabulous Cammie! What a sweet ornament!

Anonymous said...

Cammie, this is so adorable. It reminds me of childhood also, even though we did not have alot of snow in the south, ha! Merry Christmas...

Pinky

Kelly's Artistic Journaling said...

This ornament is stunning. I was wondering... what markers did you use for the coloring? Thanks for sharing! It's lovely.

Erika H. said...

Cammie...this is SO wonderful. That image is so sweet...and the scene has so much dimension. I LOVE it!

Christina Fischer said...

Wow -- is that cute or what?!? Love the dimension!

Yanitza Ramos said...

Very cute! I really enjoyed visiting your blog.

Julie Campbell said...

Wow! This is fabulous! Can you tell me how you got such a rich color on the acetate?

Donna said...

wow - looks awesome!

Joan said...

I love when I come to a blog and see something beautiful, clever and unique. Wow, this is really lovely and special. You got the talent!!!

Joan said...

Just posted a link on my blog to this ornament -- that's how much I love it!

Beth Norman said...

Beautiful ornament. It is a keeper.

Anonymous said...

This is just the sweetest ornament, so Love the dimension, thanks for sharing the how to's!
Conniecrafter

JULIE said...

................THUD!!! (passed out)

Rose Ann said...

Oh....this is so darling!!

Anonymous said...

That is absolutely fantastic!!!!
Hugs,
Gina K.

Bee said...

That ornament is adorable, I really love the dimension. :-)

StamperSharon said...

What a wonderful project, Carolyn -- love it!

Bethany Paull said...

This is so darling. I love the dimension inside the ornament.

Jessica Lynn said...

OMG LOVEIT!!

jessica

Wife2TJ said...

This is so cute. I love the vintage look to it!

Katie said...

Wow, what a great ornament! Just another reason for me to get the Nestabilities dies! LOL! TFS, Katie