Creations by Lynn Weiss ~ Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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Sunday, December 23, 2007

Merry Christmas!

Just a quick post to wish everyone a very merry Christmas! I'm hoping I'll be able to make some more of these ornaments today. This is one that I made when I did a trail run a couple weeks ago after buying a bunch of the glass ornaments. I followed the instructions shown here on SCS.

However...I don't think on the next ones I will use the white craft ink and emboss like it is described in the tutorial. I ended up with quite the mess on a few of them and had to throw them away. Some, the images flaked and peeled off the transparency as I rolled it up to get it inside the ornament. On a few others it was not drying...even after sitting for days after embossing the craft ink. Obviously I used way too much, but I swear I put the lightest coat I could. The craft ink is so thick, it's hard to spread it around. So...instead of going crazy, having tantrums and throwing glass balls at the wall in frustration while trying to figure it out, I'm going to skip that step! LOL Instead, I'll cover the back with Crystal Effects and Dazzling Diamonds like I did on this one. After adding the glitter on the back, I don't think I needed to add the Buffalo Snow either...so I'm going to try doing without that as well. (If anyone who reads this has had success with the White Craft ink & embossing, please offer some tips here. )

Well...need to get busy and finish a few last minute gifts! I won't be posting again until after Christmas, so I hope you have a safe and happy holiday!

8 comments:

Melanie S said...

Great ornament Lynn.

Just me said...

Love the ornament. Have a blessed Christmas.

Teresa said...

Love it I am going to try and make some!
Merry Christmas!

April Hall said...

Great ornament! Merry Christmas!

Stempelchaotin said...

Oh wow this is fabulous.

A Happy Chritsmas for you.

Hugs
Sister Sandy

Elaine said...

I love this ornament! It turned out great!

At our last demo meeting, we made some of these and we used versamarkers to color the back of the image and then white embossing powder. I was afraid they would crack when I rolled it up to stick it in the ornament, but they didn't! HTH!

Lynn said...

Thanks for all the nice Christmas wishes! Thanks also for the tip Elaine! I'll have to try that next time...I never did end up having time to make any more of these.

Vicki (SCS basement stamper) said...

The ornament is gorgeous!! TFS!! :)