Hello, friends, how are you today?
Recently, I found an adorable ornament created by Melissa over at Everydaysavvy.com and I just knew I had to make one with the santa stamp from the Cozy Christmas stamp set.
I added the moon behind Santa and his reindeer and embellished the top with little jingle bells and some banners made out of the Home for Christmas designer paper and the Jingle All the Way stamp set.
This was quick and easy and so much fun to make!
I purchased the 3″ ornament, designed to hold a photo, at the craft store. It’s plastic and opens up. Inside, there was a clear plastic circle.
To make the moon, I made a mask and punched a 1 3/8″ circle in the middle. I layed the mask over the clear plastic circle and applied my white Stazon ink pad directly to the exposed circle, gently tapping until the area was well saturated with ink. (Being careful not to move the mask!)
For the santa, I cut a second circle out of a window sheet and stamped him using black Stazon ink. The ornament was not big enough for all of the reindeer, so I had to mask the last two (sorry Donner and Blizten!) with tape. To avoid that step, you could purchase a larger ornament.
The ink takes a long time to dry on the plastic, so this part requires patience. Also, the best part is that if you mess up, the ink comes right off with nail polish remover and you can start over. Hooray for do overs!
When both layers where completely dry, I put the ornament together. I add artificial snow from the craft store, one tablespoon on each side of the plastic.
I added the decorations using gold cording (Stampin’ Up! gold cording is the best I’ve ever tried. No fraying, easy to tie, and very nice to work with. I’m going to stock up on it.)
I just loved making this project, which I gave to my longest friend (We met in sixth grade!) as a hostess gift at her Stampin’ Up! workshop.
So what do you think? Leave me a comment and let me know. I always LOVE hearing from you!
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Happy stampin’ friends!