Had a couple more gifts to give and needed more gift card/money holders so sat down last week to make a couple more.
Gift Card Ornament #1
Gift Card Ornament #2
Close Ups of Holders / Back view
Here is how the project progressed
For the first ornament, I knew I needed:
- some blue china distress ink
- a dauber (only I ended up using a cut sponge)
- a left over die cut square of stripe paper from the first batch of ornaments i made
- Square cut acetate (plastic sheet for sentiment)
- Square cut white sheet of paper for ink and glitter
- Square cut out of striped paper for back to make slot for card
- A transfer sentiment
- Some Glitter
- Glue Pen
- A cut out snowman from the My Minds Eye Winter Wonderland paper pack
Step 1: I took my white paper base, took my quartered sponge and in a circular motion, rubbed some blue china ink over it. Pressing in some parts, and lightly in others. This created a swirling snowy look on the paper.
Step 2: I took my glue pen and drew some dots, and small star shaped lines over the paper (like asterisk shapes *)
As quickly as possible afterward, I covered the complete sheet of paper with my glitter.
After shaking the glitter off, I realized that my blue ink must have still been wet, so the glitter ended up sticking to that as well as the pen glue marks I made.
I mounted the acetate to the die cut square with zots.
Adhered them all together over the snowflake background.
When all the pieces were together, I placed the transfer on the acetate and used a zot to put the cut out snowman there as well.
No picture, but then just mount this onto a cut in 3/4 piece of striped paper on the edges with the ribbon for the pocket for the gift.
Progress of the 2nd ornament was basically the same as Ornament #1. The one element I added was a snowflake shape made from Martha Stewarts Gothic Arches corner punch.
Here is how I made it.
Step 1: Try using a paper larger than 1.5 inch area. Paper needs to be around that large since that is the final size of the snow flake.
Punch one, is just a standard punch. I line it up to the corner.
Place the punch for stamp two,
Place the punch for stamp three.
After the 3rd punch, cut off the extra paper left to end up with a shape similar to this picture below.
Then for the fourth punch, you’ll want to place the paper into the punch this way with the straight edge straight down into the punch.
If you did it right, for the fourth punch, you’ll line up the left and right top holes with openings you’ll be able to see in the right lighting on the punch.
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