Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Snowman Ornament & Tutorial

I recently got a couple of new Sizzix dies and wanted to give them a whirl.  
What I came up with is this cute little snowman ornament.  
Read below for details on how to create your own! 

Step One:  Prepare the Base
  • Using the MINI CABINET CARD DIE cut a piece of Grungeboard and a book page. (Tip:  Grungeboard is a perfect material to use for an ornament as it is very sturdy)
  • Attach the book page to the Grungeboard using matte multi-medium.  Let dry.
  • Stamp snowflakes (Stampers Anonymous--Grunge Flakes) with embossing ink and emboss with white EP.
  • Using Distress Inks (Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire) and a blending tool, randomly ink the book page and the edges.  Use Chipped Sapphire to color back of Grungeboard.
  • Using hole punch pliers, punch hanging holes.  (Tip:  I use one made for jewelry--Vintage Hole Punch Pliers)  Add silver cording to hang.
Step Two:  Create the Snowflake

  • Using the MINI SNOWFLAKE ROSETTES DIE cut using blue DP.  Assemble snowflake.  (Tip:  Use hot glue to securely create the rosette)
  • Ink edges of snowflake with Distress Ink (Faded Jeans).
  • Hot glue on the snowflake sequin and attach blue gem. 

 Step Three:  Stamp and Color Snowman
  • Stamp snowman (Inkadinkado--Ornate Christmas) on watercolor paper using Jet Black Archival Ink.
  • Using Distress Markers (Tumbled Glass & Spun Sugar) and a water pen, add color to the snowman. (Tip:  Add heavier shading along the left edges and under the scarf)
  • Fussy cut out snowman.  (Tip:  Don't even try to cut the fringe!)
  • Using the multi-media, add a thin coat to the white parts of the snowman.  Sprinkle on Distress Stickles Dry Glitter (Rock Candy) and let dry.
  • Add Distress Stickles (Black Soot) to buttons, nose, arms and hat.  Let dry.

Step Four:  Create the Letters

  • Apply aluminum duct tape to a piece of cardstock or watercolor paper.  Place pieces on the S-N-O-W letters of the VINTAGE MARKET ALPHABET DIE and diecut.  (Tip:  Be sure to place the aluminum side down onto the die)
  • Using a Distress Marker (Chipped Sapphire) color the paper edges of the letters
  • Add foam tape pieces on the back of each letter.  (See Tip below)


Step Five:  Putting It All Together
  • Use Scor-Tape to attach the snowman to the base.  Gently bend up his arms.
  • Use several glue dots to attach the rosette snowflake.
  • Peel off the foam tape paper on the letters and attach along the side.
  • Use a glue dot to attach the top sequin snowflake and add small blue gem.
  • Sign your name/year on the back and enjoy or give as a gift!
This Ornament is Entered Into the Following Challenges:
Bingo-Glitter, Embossed, Snowflake


Barbara said...

Very nice project, and thanks for the great step-by-step!

Unknown said...

this is so pretty! I love it!

julie case said...

Beautiful! Thanks for the tut!

Paper Squirrel said...

Lovely! Those metallic letters turned out beautifully!

Monica said...

The duct tape foil is a great idea. Fun ornament.

Scrappin' Stacy said...

Very pretty ornament!

Ntsisterz said...

You have really got your creative groove on! Love this!!
~Susan Mc

andrea stamps said...

awesome snowman ornie!

Tamie said...

Loving the colors on your ornament and the way you used the snowman on it. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks. Very inspirational.

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous ornament, I love the image and fab colours. A brilliant tutorial too.
Thanks fro joining this weeks challenge at Winter Wonderland.
Lorraine x

downrightcrafty said...

totally gorgeous creation with great use of the colors, thank you for joining us at the Winter Wonderland
Hugs Kate xx

Sandra said...

What a gorgeous ornament! I really like the snowflake rosette! Great step by step! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

Suzanne said...

great little project thank you for sharing at stamptacular this week

Leanne said...

Thanks for playing our snowman challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, great job!

Anonymous said...

pretty project thanks for sharing with us at 2 sisters this week good luck with the challenge Tracy x

Kim said...

Great idea! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'.

Danielle C said...

Beautiful ornament! I love the background stamping and all the details you have added really make this special! Love it! Thanks for joining the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge this week and hope to see you again!

Tina Campbell said...

Wow that is gorgeous!

mixamatoasties said...

Great project and tutorial!

Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.


Sol said...

Beautiful Ornament.. Love the Background both in front and on the backside.. Beautiful Blue colors.. And Great White Embossing on top of it... Love the time you have put into this ornament.. And it looks Great. Fantastic Snowflake too. :o)
Thank you for joining ATSC!. Hugs Sol :o)

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow gorgeous creation, love the design, thanks for sharing with us at ATSC, hugs Liz xx