Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Oh Christmas Ornament?

One of these day I will figure out how to get text in my blog before the pictures! Anyway my friend Beth came home from a hobby store with these blank ornaments. She gave me one to try stamping on. Oh, they are fabulous and easy! The Dasher ornament is stamped and sponged in marina mist. Then I misted it with silver foil Smooch spritz. To keep everything in place I sprayed it with a clear acrylic sealer. I cut the silver ribbon off and added my own marina mist ribbon.

I love the cardinal image in A Cardinal Christmas, but I hate coloring! This was fairly easy though as the stamp does all the shading for you. I stamped in black Staz-On, but I bet basic black would've worked. The berries are riding hood red, cardinal is real red, branches soft suede or crumb cake, leaves are wild wasabi accented with garden green, beak and feet are blush blossom and around the eye was a little pumpkin pie. He was sealed and topped off with real red ribbon. I stamped the Merry Christmas sentiment from the same set on the back.

Why does the ornament need to stay white? I sponged classic night of navy over the entire ornament. Then using frost white shimmer paint I stamped the images from Welcome Christmas. Front is above and the back is below. Sealed it and tied it off with night of navy ribbon. I am thinking about doing a class with these. - Heidi


  1. Heidi,
    These are very nice! Are they porcelain blanks? I may have to give this a try this year.

  2. Did you do anything to the ornament to prep it before stamping? I didn't think the ink stayed very well on the slippery surface. Please e-mail me. Bethluvs2kraft@aol.com

  3. These look great! What brand of acrylic sealer? Spend an hour at Micheals looking for some but didn't know what I was looking for...


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