Now it wouldn't be possible to blog 12 days of Christmas Projects without their being a few Christmas Ornaments in the project mix. We created this ornament by stamping 4 of the borders from the JustRite Christmas Stamp Ensemble. We were able to create this ornament using Spellbinder's Nestabilities Dies- Circles and Scalloped Circles. To create this 3-D ornament we die cut the stamped image using the Scalloped Circle Die. Then die cut the interior with a circle die. Use a slightly larger scalloped die and cut out a mat from Christmas Paper. Place the Christmas Paper diecut on the cutting plate of your die cutting machine and place the border frame on the mat. Match the circle nestability to the die cut of the frame. Place the circle die on the mat and die cut. This will ensure that your layers will be a perfect die cut match.
To assemble the 3-D Ornament adhere the border frames to the mats and using the score-it board score on the center line. Repeat for all 4 Borders. Set the borders aside. Using the 25 pt Times New Roman Font -Create a stamp design in the center of the Harmony Classic Circle III Stamper Grid. For this design we used the 25 pt to write the word Christmas and then the 50 pt font to place the date below it. When stamping the designs for this ornament we used Versamagic Brick Red Ink on white cardstock.To get the vintage feel we tapped the surface of the white cardstock with Versamagic Pumpkin Spice ink.
Die cut the Christmas 2008 with a smaller Circle Nestability. ( making sure the circle will be able to spin freely inside the border frame. Stamp 2 images. To give the interior circle a finished edge we used a Rubberstamp Tapestry Holly Peg Stamp from the Cardinal Set. Ink the stamp and stamp the holly image twice each time ( this will give the holly border more depth). Travel around the outside of the circle designing a holly border for the inner design.
Place a piece of fishing line between the 2 stamped circles (Christmas 2008) and adhere the circles to create the inner design of the ornament. Now assemble the four border frames to create the 3-D Ornament. Add beads to the top and the bottom of the design leaving extra fishing line to add the bottom design. To create this we used the Let it Snow designer center from the 10 Designer Centers and border set. Now the possibilites for Ornament designed using this system is endless.
This ornament was much harder to photograph. It was actually the first ornament we designed. A special thanks to Angela for bringing this ornament from design concept to live. The photos are Senior class pictues of her daughter. Which I think is a great way to use all those photos that are in a box somewhere. Each side of the ornament (4 sides) has a different Senior photo. Aren't these fun!! They would be great gifts for Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles. Or great Girl Scout projects.
Angela and I would love to see what we inspire you to create. If you create a christmas ornament leave a link here.