Where has this week gone?! It has been a crazy one and I apologize for the lack of posts. Today is Fabulous Friday on the Sisters in Stamping blog so you knew I would have something for you today, right?! This week we are featuring handmade Christmas ornaments using Stampin' Up! products. I decided to pull out an old favorite technique and stamped a tile to create mine. I used the small 2" octagonal tiles you can purchase at a home store and with StazOn jet black ink used the small snowman from A Cute Christmas (#121133, $18.95 clear mount) in the Holiday Mini catalog. I colored the hat and scarf using a blender pen and my basic black and real red craft inks - this is an important point... classic ink will never dry on a tile. I then baked it at 350 degrees in my toaster oven for about 5 minutes to help it set the ink - make sure you stay close by, my toaster oven started smoking!
Once cooled, I added some bling to the snow area under the snowman by applying a thick layer of Tombow multipurpose liquid glue (#110755. $3.95) and sprinkled dazzling diamonds on top (#102023, $4.50). I let that dry completely, then took a long piece of real red 1/4" grosgrain ribbon (#109034, $4.95) and wrapped the raw edge of the tile using sticky strip (#104294, $6.95) to adhere it, starting and ending at the bottom. When I got to the top, I just created a small loop, which I embellished with a knot of clear tinsel trim from the Holiday Mini (#120993, $7.95). The snowman's buttons are the smallest basic pearls (#119247, $4.95) colored with a basic black marker once attached. There you go - fast and fabulous! The waiting was what took the longest, first for the tile to cool and then for the glue to set with the dazzling diamonds. I hope you give this a try - I plan to make a few more to sell at the Winter Market Christmas craft show I'm participating in this weekend.
Thanks for stopping by - I hope you take a minute to visit the Sisters in Stamping blog today after Noon EST to see the other great ornament ideas my fellow Sisters created for you this week.
Products used with today's project include: