The challenge this rotation is to create Christmas cards, gift packaging, gift ideas or anything festive you can think of to share with a Christmas theme!
So, for my project I came up with a card and ornament. The ornament was a ton of fun creating as I have tried my hands on some pretty cool stuff called Model Magic by Crayola. It is a very soft and lightweight clay. I simply took a chunk out of the package started mushing (is that even a real word? :D:D) rolled it out on my craft mat to about 1/4" thickness and used one of the new Spellbinders 2011 Heirloom Ornament dies as a guide by laying in on top of the clay and using a small kitchen knife to cut around it. After I cut it I smoothed out the edges a bit. For my image I chose the snowflake tree and flourishes from ODBD's Ornaments 2 which I inked with ODBD's Steel Blue ink (no longer available) but you can use any ink. I only pressed the stamp in a little to so the impression would not be too deep. I let the ink try for a minute and added some glue with my glue pen in the middle of each snowflake and dusted some Glimmer Dust by DecoArt over it. I forgot to mention that the clay is 'air dry" clay and it takes quite a while to dry, but it is so worth it!! ;D I also added the Glimmer Dust to the edge of the entire ornament. To finish it off I added some light blue sheer ribbon and a rhinestone, viola your little ornament gift is ready. For my card I stayed
along the same lines, but have a look and see for yourself
Peace on Earth
Sorry about the shadow in the picture, but the sun as giving me a hard time ;D
PTI White, light blue textured cs, Designer Paper is from my stash (sorry no cover, so I don't know the name of it)
Stamps: ODBD Ornaments 2
Ink: ODBD Ink Steel Blue (no longer available)
Spellbinders 2011 Heirloom Ornaments, Fancy Tags, light blue sheer ribbon, white lace from my stash, DecoArt Glimmer Dust, light blue rhinestones
So, what do you think? Wouldn't that be a nice Hostess Gift or gift in general for someone special for Christmas?
I hope I was able to inspire you but if you should need just a little more inspiration check out what the other ladies of the Design Team have come up with. This rotation quiet a few of the ladies made samples. Have a look and see what
and off course the host of this fabulous challenge Betty
have come up with. For all of the details make sure you'll stop by the ODBD Blog.
Well, this is it for me for today! Thanks so much for stopping by and making my day a little brighter!
Have a blessed and super creative day!