Merry Christmas! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday. I'm popping in to post an ornament I made this week. It's essentially a copy of the one Betsy Veldman made for the release of these stamps and dies. I made six of these ornaments for gifts. It took me two days!
It seems simple, but it involves lots of steps and can be time-consuming. Still, I really love them! I'm not sure the photos capture how cool these ornaments are in person. I adore miniature things and these make quite an impact.
I used the Petite Ornament: Square die by Papertrey Ink and cut two pieces from Enchanted Evening cardstock. I stamped sentiments from Oh Holy Night on two of the clear inserts with Cotton White Staz-On ink and then assembled the ornament without closing off the top yet. Betsy made a great how-to video for this which you can see here.
I used the Petite Places: Nativity dies to cut White, Dark Chocolate, and Kraft cardstock for the various pieces. I assembled the tiny stable and adhered it to a white square. I diecut and stamped the individual scene figures and glued them in place around it.
It's funny that I didn't notice until posting these pictures that I missed pushing out some of the filigree in the box top. I need to fix that! lol
After finishing the scene, I inserted the whole thing in the ornament and glued it to the base. That's when I closed off the top and added a ribbon hanger. I seriously love these! I'll make them again, but they will only go to someone who really appreciates the time they take. It's a labor of love.
Can you believe that 2015 is almost over? All my kids are home for the holidays and I am loving it! I'm trying to savor every moment with them. Life is good!
Stamps: Petite Places: Nativity, Oh Holy Night (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento); Cotton White (Staz-On)
Paper: White, Kraft, Dark Chocolate, Enchanted Evening (Papertrey Ink)
Misc: Petite Ornament: Square die, Petite Places: Nativity dies (Papertrey Ink); Scor-Tape; white ribbon