Looking through the window

scrapitgirl_ornament_Candy_spiegelMy final challenge with Scrap It Girl is to create an ornament.

I love to make ornaments … they are a great way to use up some leftover supplies. And who doesn’t want a beautiful, handmade ornament for their tree?!

This design “came to me” while wandering through Hobby Lobby on Black Friday. I picked up the new Window and Window Box die by Tim Holtz, knowing I already had a Christmas tree die by Sizzix and a Martha Stewart punch at home.

I cut out the window and window box with chipboard and then painted them with Picket Fence Distress Crackle Paint. Once dry, I used Archival ink in Coffee to edge the window and to cover the window box. A dabber that fits on your fingertip is perfect for this.

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I added a piece of acetate to the back of the window and then used the Xyron machine to adhere the punched branches to the front of the window. Then I glued the flower box on and added berries made with Stickles. The trim on the window box is a Piccolo piece covered in Titanium White 3D Enamel Gel.

I cut the tree out of green cardstock and trimmed it down to fit behind the window. I added rhinestone ornaments and then used pop dots to adhere it to the back of the window. I then applied another layer of pop dots and adhered the blue paper (Basic Grey) to the back.

I attached a Tim Holtz brad and used that to hold the tinsel in place.

Finally, I put in a couple of holes and attached a bit of wire to the top to hang it. I made the curly area by wrapping the ribbon around a pen.

I love all of the little details in this … I’m making a few more for gifts for my friends and family.

Now it’s your turn. Create your own holiday ornament and post it on Scrap It Girl’s website for your chance to win a great collection of gifts.

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