Wednesday, September 21, 2011

FSC36 It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Well, not really looking like Christmas yet............please, no snow for awhile!!!! But it is beginning to look like I need to be getting a head start on some of my Christmas Projects. I've been working on a fun little boxed album with the My Minds Eye Lost and Found Christmas Collection, but I'm not quite finished yet, so I've decided to show you a fun little project that i've completed with some fun pieces of the collection.

Before I get started on telling you about this project, If you want to play along with the Flower Soft Challenge, you can find ALL the details HERE.  I have to apologize for the photographs. I wasn't getting a good result in my lightbox last night, so I tried this outside. I have some ideas about how I might improve the quality of shooting glass bulbs, but I'll experiment with that another day. I love the kit, which includes 9 of the yummiest Christmas papers I've ever seen and a sheet of Die Cut Tags, one of which I've used as a Focal Point for my ornament.

Are you wondering how I did this? It's actually quite quick and easy. To suspend the Die Cut Tag in the Ball, I cut a circle that is about an inch and a half larger out of acetate. I then glued the die cut to the lower third of the acetate circle. I punched a tiny hole in the top center of the acetate and after filling the ball with Gold Flower Soft I placed some fine thread through the punched hole and threaded it up through the center of the fitting, wrapping it around several times to secure it.

I fashioned the embellishment for the outside of the bulb by creating a Rosette with my Tim Holtz Mini paper rosettes die with this paper. and secured the rosette to some Wide Ribbon. The little Santa Brad just tops off the rosette nicely I think! As I said, quick and easy. Probably the most time consuming part of this project, is getting the image centred in the ball.


  1. Beautiful Christmas ornament! Love that gold flower soft.

  2. really cool Vicki- love the look with the rossette thingy...


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