Friday, November 6, 2015

Happy Owl-idays Ornament

Good Afternoon Everyone! Today I want to share with you a Happy Owl-idays Ornament that I made.

I created my ornament with the Owl-idays stamp set from Craftin Desert Diva's which you can find here:

To make my ornament first I stamped the three owl images onto Arches 140lb. cold press watercolor paper in black waterproof Memento Ink. I then used Lucas professional grade watercolors to paint each of the owls. Once the owls were dry I then fussy cut them out and set them aside. Next I took a 4" plastic ball ornament and split it into it's halves. I then took one side and set it ontop of white glitter foam and traced around the ornament. Next I cut out the circle I just made out from the glitter foam and then sketched with a pencil how I wanted my snow covered hills to look. I then cut out the hills from the foam and hot glued them down into the center of the ornament.

 Next I used my Cricut Explore to cut out the pine trees from glitter card stock. The tree images were just images from the Cricut Library which I sized to fit my snow covered hills. Once my trees were cut out I glued them to the tops of my hills and then attached my owl stamped images to the hills with foam tape. Next I took fake glitter snow and filled the back and front of the ornament and then sealed the ornament when I was happy with the snow level.

 I then decorated the top of my ornament with various Christmas sprays and ribbon that I purchased from Micheal's. To finish I selected a snowflake tag in Design Space and sized it to fit my ornament. I then cut the tag out in white glitter card stock and plain card stock. Next I inked around the edges of the tag with Colorbox chalk ink to add dimension. I then stamped the Happy Owl-idays sentiment onto the tag, assembled it, added a few extra embellishments, and then tied it to my ornament.

 I just loved how my ornament turned out, and what a fun gift these would be to make and give to family and friends for the Holidays! Thank you so very much for stopping by and have a fantastic day!