Thursday, December 12, 2013

Christmas Ornaments

Hello. Hello and Merry Christmas to you all!  Norma here with you today for:


Before I get started, I'd like to invite you to check out Cathi's wonderful Tutorial Tue post: Stamped & Image Transferred Soaps.


Okay so my theme today is ornaments and I've made two to share with you.


The holidays are a fun time to make new ornaments.  You could give them away as gifts or get together each year and create new ones with your family.  So with that in mind, here are a couple of ideas to get you started.  One is very simple and the other is very layered.  I tried to use the same stamp sets for both ornaments to show you how versatile they are.


This was the first ornament I made and I used a TON of stamps to add texture to my background.


I started out with a sheet from a shaped chipboard mini album and applied a layer of gesso.  (tidbit: I buy a lot of mini albums but never use them for their intended use.  I like creating ornaments, wall hangings and altered art with them instead.)


I created the first layer of the background using the following stamps: Damask Cling StampLace With Border Clear Stamp & Tile Pattern Clear Stamp.  I stamped each one in a patchwork pattern and then used the lace boarder to define each section.  After that, I added another layer using these stamps: castle from the Prince Clear Stamp set, flying fairy from Fairy Friends Stamp set and the Text Cling Stamp set.


Next I stamped a strip of cardstock with the Postcard Cling Stamp and then ran it through my Cuttlebug to cut the mini snowflake rosettes.


Finally I stamped Psalms 46:10 from the Scriptures stamp set and cut into strips.  I layered all of the embellishments, inked the edges and added a second hole to create the ribbon hanger.


Now for a much simpler ornament that is just as beautiful.


I started out with a paper mache ornament and gesso'd it just like before.  Then I applied a coat of paint and used the Postcard stamp all over the background.


After that, I used the same lace ribbon border on the perimeter of the ornament.  I simply curved the clear stamp to fit my ornament and stamped it all the way around.  Next I stamped the prince onto cardstock, colored, fussy cut and glued him on.  I stamped Proverbs 15:13 from the Scriptures stamp set and added ribbon around the edges meeting at the top to create a bow.


When using stamps, the possibilities are endless!  Thanks so much for joining me today and don't forget to pick up the Dec Nesting Components kit!!


Have a wonderful day!!








7 comments:

  1. These are beautiful, Norma! I love the Prince ornament. :)

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  2. Both of these are gorgeous, I love the way you combine so many stamps!! And thanks for the mention of my tute :D

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  3. Gorgeous, I love the bird shaped one!

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  4. Beautiful, Norma. I love them both for different reasons…the sentiments are just lovely! Thanks for sharing your instructions!

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  5. WHEN SCRIPTURE DIED

    With the death of the apostle John, Scripture died. There was, nor is there any new Scripture after the last apostle died. The only way creed books and catechisms contain Scripture is if it is copied from the Bible. All so-called post Biblical revelations from God are man-made doctrines. There are no new Scriptures.

    John 16:13 But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come.

    Jesus told the apostles that He would send the Holy Spirit to guide them into all the truth. Jesus did not say the apostles would be guided into a partial truth. There was, nor is there any new truth today. The apostle had all of the truth.

    Ephesians 3:3-5 that by revelation there was made know to me the mystery, as I wrote before in brief. 4 By referring to this, when you read you can understand my insight into the mystery of Christ, 5 which in other generation was not made know to the sons of men, as it has now been revealed to His holy apostles and prophets in the Spirit.

    The mystery of Christ was revealed to the apostle Paul, and the rest of the apostles and the prophets. There is no new mystery to be revealed by any so-called modern day apostles and prophets. Paul said; has now been revealed. Paul did not say, will in the future be revealed.

    2 Peter 3:15-16 ...just as our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given him, wrote to you, 16 as also in all his letters,speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which the untaught and unstable distort, as they do the rest of the Scriptures, to their own destruction.

    Letters written by the apostle Paul were Scriptures. All of the words and letters of the apostles were Scriptures. The apostles words were God's words. The words in man-made creed books, catechisms, statements of faith and new books of so-called revelation, are not Scriptures. Scripture is found in the Bible and the Bible alone.

    2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness;

    ALL SCRIPTURE DIED WITH THE LAST APOSTLE.

    THE SO-CALLED NEW REVELATIONS FOUND IN CREED BOOKS, CATECHISMS, STATEMENTS OF FAITH AND OTHER BOOKS ARE NOT SCRIPTURE.

    WHY WOULD YOU SEEK GOD AND HIS WILL FOR YOUR LIFE, USING MADE-MAN DOCTRINE?



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  6. Stunning handmade ornaments Norma!! Your work is always so inspiring!! Thanks for sharing!!

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