Thursday, September 6, 2012

Maple Tag Snowman Ornament

A Muse Studio carries these AWESOME maple tags that you can make into the cutest card/scrapbooking embellishments, photo key chains, Christmas ornaments and so much more! We went the Christmas ornament route in my August card class because it's getting to be that time of the year!
This is the 2" diameter maple tag. A Muse Studio also has an 1.5" tag. They are sold as sets of 12. The 1.5" are $3.95 + tax/shipping and the 2" are $5.95 + tax/shipping. Each maple tag comes as a solid circle but the crop-a-dile can punch right through it with no problem.

The first step was to assemble the ornament. The bottom layer is a spellbinder circle cut from candy cane stripe paper. The top layer is a vanilla cardstock spellbinder scalloped circle. The snowman from Holiday Tags is stamped in memento tuxedo black and colored with copics. The winter joy was stamped in cherry and cut to fit the front. The layers were assembled and then edged with the sponge daubers in cherry ink.
The next step was to make the ornament sparkly! After it was assembled but before it was punched and a baker's twine hanger added, I pressed the versamark ink pad over the top to cover the entire front of the ornament. Next, I covered the top with diamond embossing powder, shook off the excess and heated it up. It made for a wonderfully sparkly ornament front. You can see in the photo below that the embossing powder really reflects the camera flash so it's hard to get a straight-on photo but you can see a hint of the sparkle layer in the angled photos above. Once the ornament was embossed, the hole was punched and cherry/white baker's twine was added.
These would make great stocking stuffers and package tags. You could take photos of your kids, (or your class or your pre-school or your nieces and nephews or your pets or... ) and layer them instead of the scalloped circle and you have instant Christmas gifts for the grandparents or parents or aunts and uncles or... They'd also be a great way to add photos to make a family photo wreath. The possibilities are endless!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderfully creative day!

1 comment:

Patti J said...

Have been wanting to see those made up forever! Thanks for sharing your adorable ornament, Seleise! What a fun project :) Hugs...