This week the Penny Black DT has been showcasing the new Christmas stamps. Have you seen them? This weeks feature is a nature theme and I created this ornament card for the Penny Black blog today.
When you stop over at their blog you will see the stamps that I combined to create this ornament. I added an extra layer so the back would open up to write a message and then the recipent can hang it from their tree. This cling stamp was created to work with the Spellbinder large circle so you can create Christmas cards quickly. I used this scalloped circle die for the back of the ornament. I will be sharing different variations of this stamp in the next few weeks. I think it's safe to say that you will love working with this stamp.
After stamping I cut out the tree with some scissor, added some white gel pen accents and Stickles to the holly.
I used this wood block stamp to create the inside of the tree by combining distress inks on white paper.
I think this would be great to insert a family photo instead of a stamped image. I added distress ink to the background and green colored pencil. I put Glossy Accents on top of the ornaments and the next day I sewed on TOP of the Glossy Accents with some glittery embroidery floss. The "Sew Easy" piercing mat was very useful. I pierced my holes first so I was able to sew this while I was on my exercise bike.
I wanted to "illuminate" the ornaments so I added some color with a Copic marker from the back to give a warm glow. The stitching is messy because the background hides this.
It's nice to be back home and I want to thank you for your visit. As promised here are a few pictures of our trip to Utah if you are curious.
|This was up the mountain from our friends time share in Deer Vally.|
|This was an hour hike up to the top of this mountain. We ate our lunch on this rock and the weather was perfection. The flies made sure we didn't stay still to long and we were on the lookout for some moose but, didn't see any.|
|Apparently the flowers on the mountain were unusual and appeared from all of the rain this season. Our friend used this tripod to take our group photo. I thought it was a fun picture against this beautiful natural scenery.|
|One of these apples were the prefect end to a great day.|
SUPPLIES: New stamps will be available later this month.