Thursday, November 17, 2011


Hello and happy Thursday my stamping friends. Today I have a special post for you all, I've played along in Betty's Stamping in Time Challenge over at Our Daily Bread Designs where the challenge this rotation is

 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!


Grace said...

Oh my word Sabrina.... this set is soooo beautiful!!! Love the clay ornament! You are so clever my friend!!! What a great gift set this makes!!!

Basslady said...

süße, die sieht hammermäßig toll aus!

ganz wunderbar gemacht!

viele knuddler aus deutschland,
deine silvi xoxo

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a stunning set Sabrina!! I just love the soft blue and your clay ornament is amazing!! Gorgeous and clever my friend!! You are such an inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Hallo Sabrina,
Deine Karte sieht wunderschön aus.
Liebe Grüße aus good old Germany
sendet Dir

Unknown said...

Well, how clever are you, girlfriend?!? This is a gorgeous set, the blue and sparkle are yummy! Keep up the good work, Hugs, Lori

Betty Wright said...

Sabrina, this is absolutely gorgeous! Wonderful colors, ornament design, and ensemble! Fabulous!

Stamp like you mean it said...

Sweet Brina, you are so gifted in your crafting! I am in awe of this ornament, and how beautifully this turned out! Amazing Sistah, Sending you much love (miss you bad!) xoxoxoox LYMI

irishgreensue said...

So creative, Sabrina!! Now you are making ornaments of clay and STAMPING them - anything within reach is fair game, I guess!

The gentle colors and pretty lace topped with the Peace on Earth is a prayer all by itself - Just stunning, sweet friend!! LYMI!

velta said...

Oh my dear friend..."mushing" is the perfect word for what you described...I SO laughed when I read this...Your creation is perfect in every the colors...okay, all of it!! TFS!!

Conniecrafter said...

It is a wonderful Hostess gift set, I played with that stuff a few years ago, ok maybe it was 7 years ago, my hubby just got into make clay creations. I love the design you picked for the centers and so love the softness of the blue's, always makes for a soft Beautiful touch at Christmas!

Jonia said...

My goodness Sabrina what a beautiful card and ornament! You did a fabulous job!

Marlena M. said...

Gorgeous, delicate projects Sabrina! ;)