We are officially ready for Christmas in the Johnson house! The tree is up (earlier than normal!) and the lights are even strung on the house! It's kind of a miracle to be honest. And with the beginning of December comes the Papertrey Ink Senior DT challenge! We are revisiting Vintage Ornaments and additions!
I love the retro feeling that these sets lean toward. I thought I would create a retro clean card to start off with.
I die cut these from Vintage White cardstock then stamped the main solid image. Next I Stamped the long ornament with the drip image in Fresh Snow ink then Heat and Stick embossing powder. (I think mine is from Stampin' Up!) I then followed the directions and stuck glitter to it.
The other images were inked in VersaMark then the darker ink color (Ripe Avocado and Enchanted Evening) to make the decorative image stand out. I used that heat and stick and glitter again to add that retro glitz that I love so much! These remind me so much of what I remember seeing as a kid.
Every year I give my girls an ornament for the tree. They love this tradition and look forward to it every year. I have on bought them a few times… usually right around the time I have a newborn. LOL! This year I thought it would be fun to use this Vintage Ornaments die. Each one is personalized and has a unique color bow... Ella's really into yellow right!
These are more time consuming than you might think because of the many steps needed to "get it right!". (should have taken photos as I went but it was about midnight when I wrapped these babies up and I was a bit giddy) Each ornament has 4 layers of die cut coaster board. the first 3 are glued together then score-tape sheet is die cut and layered on top of that third layer. Next I die cut the patterned paper and glued it to that 4th ornament die cut from coaster. After letting that dry I die cut the circle out of the center using the Love Lives Here circle with heart die. (see... lots of steps huh!)
Ok... so now that the hole is in the top layer, peel back the score-tape cover and adhere the final top layer to the bottom three. There will be adhesive showing through the hole now. Now is a time to stop and die cut all the letters and patterned paper that have been die cut with score tape over them... and adhere them together. Next place that letter, with the protective coating still on, in the center of the showing adhesive in the circle area. Sprinkle with red fine glitter then remove the protective coating from the letter and sprinkle with clear glitter. Whew! Hopefully that all made sense. Let me know if you have any questions. :)
The other Senior DT ladies have some projects to share too...
Happy December! Thanks for poppying by friends!
- Stamps- Vintage Ornaments and Additions, BB: Circles
- Ink- Pure Poppy, True Black, VersaMark, Fresh Snow, Spring Moss, Ripe Avocado, Enchanted Evening
- Paper- Rustic White, Kraft
- Other- Vintage Ornaments dies, Heat and Stick Powder, Glitter, Crystals, Silk Ribbon, Baker's Twine, Heat tool.
- Vintage Ornaments and Love at Home dies, clear and red fine Glitter, Crystals, Silk Ribbon, Baker's Twine, Score-Tape sheets.