I have been making ornaments like crazy over the last few weeks! I have made exactly 99 glittered glass bulbs, and have personalized each one of them for many different people, BUT for this challenge I did something brand new! It was great to relax tonight and really just work on this project for myself (even though I have a special recipient in mind for them)!
I recently recieved my Holiday Wishes stamp set from the November Close to My Heart Constant Campaign and have been looking for an opportunity to use it. I love that this set was compatible with the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge!! I cut out the bulb from thick cardstock 8 times in order to make one 3-D ornament, and two of the double sided ornaments.
Once they were cut, I stamped each one with “Sky” ink, and then used Liquid Glass over the edge designs I wanted to glitter and generously applied coarse crystal glitter. Once those were dry, I used a glue pen to cover the bird in the center and applied a good helping of blue glitter to them. Once dry, I tapped off all of the excess glitter and rescued a lot back into the bottles!
I glued ornaments back to back for two reasons:
a) it made them stronger
b) then I had my glittered design on both sides!
I cut a slit in two of the ornaments (one from the top to the middle, and one from the bottom to the middle) so that I could slide them together to create a 3-Dimensional ornament. When complete, my bird in the centre can be seen four times around the ornament.
I wanted to add one of the sentiments from this stamp set since it fit so well so I made a tag using the stamp that says “Tis the Season to Sparkle” and after coating it with some more glitter, I curled it and attached it as I added my ribbon hanger.
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