Friday, December 5, 2014

December Card Class - Half Dome Ornament




I was inspired and purchased ornaments, stamps, and dies sold by an online retailer - www.papertreyink.com, but I thought a half-dome ornament will be just as cute filled with Stampin' Up! stamps, so I tried it!

You can also purchase 80 mm clear plastic ornaments from www.factorydirectcraft.com and the cool part is since you are only using half of the ornament your money goes twice as far! 

You use Shimmery White and Pool Party cardstock with Black Stazon Ink and Real Red ink, plus you will be coloring with Hello Honey, Pumpkin Pie, Crumb Cake and Real Red Stampin' Write markers. The two stamp sets are White Christmas photopolymer and Good Greetings.

You will cut two Pool Party scallop circles from the papertreyink dies using the Magnetic Platform on the Big Shot. Then using a 3" circle die on the Big Shot cut two Shimmery White circles. Stamp the tree portion on the first white circle, then stamp it again with fresh ink on the second circle, then add the cute snowman on the second circle. The bird can be stamped on a tree branch of the first circle. The mini star is stamped on a scrap and cut out by hand with paper snips then colored with the Hello Honey marker. Then you will carefully fussy-cut the snowman and snow mound from the second circle. Stamp "joy" in Real Red onto the full circle. Use a glue dot to affix the star to the top of the tree. Color in the snowman, bird, and tree trunks with the markers. Layer the two white pieces with dimensionals making sure they fit inside of the dome. Add dimensionals to the back of the tree layer and attach the first Pool Party scallop circle making sure there is an adequate and equal edge all around the dome. Before gluing the dome to the paper, add 1 tablespoon of "snow" inside the dome. Make sure you keep the open side of the dome facing UP or the snow will spill.  Using Tombow Liquid Multipurpose Glue carefully run a narrow bead of glue around the edge of the plastic dome and carefully sit the set of 3 layers onto the glue. Let dry for several hours. Once dry, you can scotch tape about 3 pennies (for weight) to the lower half of the pool party paper that's attached to the dome, then squeeze in dimensionals (or parts of them) to make a secure seal with the second piece of pool party.  Use Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine to make a hanger. Don't forget to sign and date your creation! Done and so, so cute!
Happy Holidays Everyone!

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