Thursday, December 1, 2016

Vintage Christmas Post Tag Ornament


Welcome back to my blog.  It is December already!!  Wow!  I bet you're almost done with your Christmas cards, do you make homemade decor and things alike?

For the month of December, a2z Scrapbooking Supplies Blog's challenge theme is: Anything But a Card.

I like making home make ornament, and here's one I made using the Hero Arts Vintage Christmas Post Clear Stamp set and the Hero Arts Vintage Post Frame Cut.

I was intrigued after seeing Ilina Crouse's video on Mirror Stamping using the MISTI.   And I thought this technique would be perfect for my tag/ornament, because I want the backside to have the mirror image.

I started stamping the cardinal.  And it turned out well.

So I continue stamping the rest of the images I wanted, and die cut.  Note:  when die cutting the mirror image I place the stamped image on the window (image side facing out) so I could align the cutting die properly.   If you have a light box, this makes it even easier.  :)

So I got all my main components ready.

Next I clear embossed the birds to give them some shine.  Then glued everything together and embellished with some gems.  I know the cardinal I colored is male, but I thought the red bling flower looks good on it anyway!!  LOL  Lastly I tie red and white twine on top.

I really like this stamp set and matching frame cut.  Do you like?  Get yours at a2z Scrapbooking Supplies.  Use my code Cindy15 to get 15% off any purchase $25 or more (excluding shipping).  There is special deal going on right now, you could get free shipping.  Check the announcement section for details.

And remember to join in this month's challenge, and to hop over to the a2z blog to see the amazing projects my design team mates created.


Die-Namics cutting die - Stitched Sq Scallop Frame
Range Distress ink (Peeled Paint)
Memento Dye ink (Tuxedo Black)
Coloring Pencils
Clear embossing ink
Clear embossing powder

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a lovely day.


Betty Keefe said...

beautiful tag Cindy - and thanks for the link to Ilina's video - i've never had much success with mirror stamping so will have to give it another go.

Arlene said...

I thought this turned out incredible. Just had to let you know.

Barb Ghig said...

WOW! I really love this ornament, Cindy! You did an amazing job with mirror's perfect, and I'll bet it's beautiful in person!