"Its the Most... Wonderful Time.... of the Year".... okay, enough singing... :)
Its me Kim and I am here to share some projects I made for Christmas.
I created these two cute little ornaments with some of Donna's fun new Embossing powders. They match the colors of her Mix'd Media Inx... so there are so many fun techniques to try!
Today, I am sharing these ornaments that I created . They are easy to make and adding the touches of embossing gives them some dimension and texture.
The Santa ornament was made with a piece of Nestaboard (die cut chipboard) from Want2Scrap. I used Mix'd Media Inx in Jasmine. I added the Inx directly from the pad to the surface as shown below... I applied two coats, allowing the Inx to dry in between.
Once the Nestaboard was completely covered with ink and dry, I layered a favorite vintage image right over it. You can use a sheer transparent accent like I did or print one of your favorite vintage clip art graphics onto transparency.
I punched a hole through the top then tied a bow and some twine to create a hanging ornament.
To create the next ornament, I embossed an image from one of my favorite pattern papers.
I really wanted it to pop so I used Donna's new Emboss Gloss from Clearsnap which has a narrow wand that allows you to literally hand paint with the embossing gel.
I added Jasmine Mix'd Media Inx Embossing powder to the Emboss Gloss.
Then I heat set with a heat gun.
The unique thing about the Emboss Gloss is that you can go back over small sections you may have missed or go over the entire image again for a thicker coat. You can also draw images free hand with the wand and get a completely unique image !
Once the image was dried, I cut the paper to create a border and adhered it around an empty ribbon spool. I then punched two small holes along the top to add twine to hang it with.
While taking a break, I noticed one cute (but naughty) puppy trying to do her own form of "distressing" a piece of chipboard... ;)
Okay, back to crafts.... Next up , I added a small paper image to the inside of the spool. I used the embossing powder to add "snow" to a few areas in the image to make it fun.
I then cut one of my favorite quotes from the Crafty Chronicle and added it around the spool.
Then I added a lace bow and a border punched from cardstock to the front of the spool.