Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Gifts Part 2, I love these!

Good Morning!!

Well as promised I have another of my Christmas gifts I made to share with you today! It is sooo bitter cold and windy here that you can hardly go outside for more than a moment. My doggies are not happy campers when they have to go out and let me tell you this is the first time that none of them take their time and smell the roses!!
As you can see the gifts are the ornaments!! At my up up line monthly meeting one of the lovely ladies, Cathleen made one for each of us. I loved the one she made me (it was a beautiful pink, I think she said Pink Passion) and I begged her to tell me exactly how she made it. Well she was so wonderful to share with me how to do it! I know this may not be new, but this is my first Christmas a Stampin' Up demo so it was brand new to me and I loved it! I think I did pretty good, and it was super easy but the results are outstanding!!!! I made these for the ladies I work with and I am giving them out tomorrow at our Holiday Luncheon. I really hope they like them.

I found the ornaments at a local craft store (they were on sale) so I got 24 for only $10, then I used classic re-inkers and dazzling diamonds glitter. I put about 15-25 drops of reinker (depending on the color, the darker the color the more you need) and swirled it around until the inside of the ornament was coated, then I turned it upside down on a paper towel and let the excess re-inker run out (but there usually wasn't too much). I found that if I started with the lower amount I could add a drop or two or more as I needed it to avoid having too much re-inker that was wasted and it worked out great!! Then after a few moments I put about a teaspoon full of the dazzling diamonds glitter in the ornament and shook it around. Then I would pour the excess glitter into a little cup since it is now colored glitter, but there really wasn't too much excess there either, so there really wasn't much waste which was awesome!
A word to the wise, use gloves! I wore rubber gloves and that was a great help, trust me when I say do not do this project without donning rubber gloves!! Also the lighter the color ink the better!! Handsome Hunter is my favorite color so I was thrilled to make some ornaments in that color, well the ornament that looks black is the handsome hunter, so not so pretty. The Cameo Coral and the Almost Amethyst (shown by itself) in the retired colors were the most amazing to me!! The Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery, Real Red and Tangerine Tango (I was shocked too) were so pretty!!
I hope you enjoy the ornaments and you make some yourself and enjoy them!! I will be back on Wednesday with a beautiful window scene card. Have a great day and stay warm!!!!!

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