Sunday, December 05, 2010

Christmas Tag Ornament

This a a tag ornament I made yesterday. It uses an image from Sweet Pea Rubber stamps. There a few challenges I created it for....

Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge 13 - anything but a card
Bunny Zoes Anything but a card
CASE Study - Inspiration (Christmas themed, ornament)

This ornament was made using some thin cardboard, a 3", 2.5" & 2" circle punch, printed papers, manilla cardstock, copics, stickles, Krylon gold paint pen, Zip Dry adhesive, gold ribbon, and crystal lacquer.

To start, punch 3 - 3" circles from the cardboard - I used the stuff a many places will line shirts or collage sheets with to keep them stiff. Apply a layer of glue to one and stack on top of another, repeat with the remaining circle. Punch 2 - 3" circles from your base paper and adhere one to each side of the cardboard disc. At this time, punch your hanging hole (I use a crop-a-dile) and add a 10" gold ribbon for a hanger. Punch a 2.5" circle from a complementary paper, center and adhere to one side of the ornament.

Punch a 2" circle from the manilla cardstock, stamp the image and color with copics. Adhere the image to the center of the ornament. Working around the edge of the manilla cardstock center, frame with gold stickles. Place your ornament on a flat, out of the way surface and add a layer of crystal lacquer within the stickle frame. Allow to dry about 2 hours.

After the lacquer has had time to set, cover the entire ornament front with a layer of lacquer - you will want to cover the existing lacquer also. This gives the ornament a bit more dimension. Allow to dry completely - at least 24 hours, possibly more if it is humid.

Edge the entire ornament with the gold paint pen. Leaving the back of the ornament empty you can add bit of manilla cardstock with your name & the year and you have a sweet little tag you can place on a package that will last many years - enjoy sharing!


Ellis said...

Wonderful ornament! =)
Hugs, Elenor

Mina said...

this is so cute Jennifer, what a great idea...thanks for joining in with the Bunny Zoe's Crafts monthly challenge
Mina xxx

Julie said...

Wow, what a cute ornament. Thanks for joining us this week at the CASE Study challenge.

Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

What a great Christmas ornament! Thanks for sharing the instructions. I'd love to try to make one if I can find the time. lol
Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

True :) said...

Cute tag ornament Jennifer!
Thanks so much for joining us in this week's "Winter~Anything But a Card" challenge @ Really Reasonable Ribbon!

True :)
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Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Oh how fun and creative! I love it, looks like heaps of fun making a little number like this :) I'm so glad that you took the time to participate in our challenge this week! xxx

Jean Martin said...

Awww this looks great! What a fun ornament!!! Thanks for playing with us at CASE Study! :)