Thursday, December 16, 2010

Ornament Tutorial

My tutorial this week at the Scrapbook {Express}ions blog is for this ornament.



Start with a chipboard circle (you can buy these in craft stores as coasters or pick one up for free next time you're out to dinner somewhere). Cut rectangles out of pattern paper 1-1/2" x 2-1/2".


Place the rectangles on your cutter and trim into rectangles.


Ink the edges of your rectangles (I used Creamy Brown Chalk Ink and Aged Mahogany Distress Ink). Put some Glossy Accents on your chipboard circle and start adhering the trianges with the centers slightly overlapping. Your rectangles will hang over the edge of the chipboard circle.


Roll over the rectangles with a brayer to make sure they are well adhered.


Trim the extra paper with a craft knife or your scissors (I am dangerous with a craft knife, so I just use my scissors).


Place a loop of ribbon on the back of the chipboard circle, adhering with Glossy Accents. Adhere another piece of pattern paper over the back of the chipboard circle and trim. Ink the edges on both sides of the circle and the chipboard edge itself.


Cut letters from corrugated paper (just an old box that I tore off one side of the cardboard) or cardstock. Ink the letters. I found it easiest to put some ink on my craft sheet and rub the letters into the ink.


Adhere the inked letters to a die cut circle of pattern paper. Add Glossy Accents to the letters (I "borrowed" this idea from one of Tim Holtz's Christmas Tags).


Put some Glossy Accents in a circle shape in the middle of the front of the ornament. Lay the gold trim down in a circle (I found it helped to snip between each section to get the trim to lay down flat).


Place some foam circles in the middle of the gold trim and adhere the "joy" circle once the Glossy Accents have dried.




Be sure to link up any projects you make inspired by this tutorial.

3 comments:

audrey said...

Wow!...gorgeous..

I love how you use the glossy accents for so many things...I love it too. It works great for repairing some of my wooden decorations that I had done folk art on a few years ago...works on everything!!

AmyInKy said...

What a cool ornament. Love the step-by-step!

ScrappingMomOf3 said...

love it, Celeste... that is adorable!

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