Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Glass Ball Snowflake Ornament

This is the third project we did at my December stamp club. This one is also easier than it looks. I used this tutorial on Splitcoaststampers. Those ladies over there are amazing and I'm so grateful that they share all of these wonderful projects. I changed this slightly so that the snowflake is embossed instead of stamped with Stazon. I wanted to go for the light & airy sparkly look!

To emboss on the acetate circle be sure to use your embossing buddy as the static on the acetate really attracts the embossing powder. You can wipe off any residue after the image is embossed. The acetate heats up much faster than card stock so it only takes a moment for the image to be set--you don't want to over heat the acetate so be sure to pay close attention for this step.

Put a little bit of fake snow in the bottom of your glass ball. You don't want to fill it up too much as it will prevent the snowflake from "floating". If you get too much snow you can shake some out or use a pair of tweezers to pull some out. Ask me how I know! =)

Punch a small hole in the top of your acetate circle and run some silver cord through it. This will give you a handle to hold onto as you insert your snowflake into the ornament. Put a glue dot on the outside neck of the ornament. Gently roll your snowflake into a tube and slide it into the ornament. Make sure you hold onto your cording! If it slips out into the glass ball not to worry! You can use your trusty tweezers to reach down inside and pull the cording back out. (Again ask me how I know!) Affix the cord to the glue dot when you have decided on the right length to let your snowflake dangle.

Put the metal cap back on, trim the silver cord so you can't see it and attach some Whisper White grosgrain ribbon for a hanger!

Stamps: Serene Snowflakes

Paper: Acetate sheets

Ink: Versamark

Accessories: clear glass ornament ball, silver embossing powder, embossing buddy, silver cording, handheld circle punch, fake snow, Whisper White grosgrain ribbon, glue dots

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