Saturday, August 1, 2009

Photo Ornament



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Now that it's August, I'm hoping I can get away with posting a Christmas project :) I know some of you organized types have been working on Christmas stuff all year - I'm not one of those! So ... ta da -- my first Christmas project for 2009! I love adding photo ornaments to my tree, one for each child each year. They love their ornaments, too! When I saw this Holly Berry House Round Medallion Ornament stamp, I knew it would be perfect for this year's photo ornaments.

The image is so easy to work with. Here, I stamped it onto various different patterns from Basic Grey's 6x6 Wassail Paper Pad in Versafine Onyx Black and clear embossed. Then I just cut the different patterns apart and layered them using foam adhesive for dimension. To make it extra sturdy, I adhered the Wassail dp to heavy card stock before stamping and trimming.



For accents, I added some branches punched with the Martha Stewart branch punch, Dew Drops, and some tiny white self-adhesive pearls.



Another look at the complete ornament:



I have so many more ideas churning for this image - can't wait to make more ornaments!



Stamp: Round Medallion Ornament (Holly Berry House)
Paper:
6x6 Wassail Paper Pad (Basic Grey), Neenah 80lb cardstock
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: branch punch (Martha Stewart), Poinsettia Drew Drops (The Robin's Nest), white self-adhesive pearls (Kaiser Craft), gold cord and vanilla taffeta ribbon (Stampin' Up)

27 comments:

Emily said...

Oh my Amy! This is way beyond precious! It's absolutely stunning in everyway! Not to mention what a cutie you built this creation around! I totally love it!!!

daisy said...

wauw that looks so beutifull

hugs
daisy

Gabriela said...

Amy, your paper toole-ing is magnificent. What a special heirloom ornmanet you've created. I hope you've signed and dated it, perhaps even dedicated it to your daughter.

Michelle (Lady2cu) said...

Amy, your ornament is just AWESOME! I love the different patterned papers you used, and the branch punches were the perfect accent along with the dew drops and pearls. And what a cutie in the picture!!! Fabulous job, my friend!!!

Danielle said...

wow Amy, this ornament is just gorgeous! The layers are all fabulous done in those BG papers and your finishing touches and detailing are done to perfection, as always!!
Hugs, Danielle

Marley said...

wauw.. this is so beautifull.. I love the colours, the papers.. everything! Would love to hang that in my tree this christmas haha.. Much love Marley

Pat S. said...

simply stunning!

Lenoria said...

This is a gorgeous ornament. I definitely want to try this!

Gretchen said...

Lovely! Those papers are just beautiful the way you have them layered and that BOW!! Awesome!

Mary Sara P. said...

How beautiful. I love the way you did this and the colrs and inspiration.

Dawn B. said...

Wow Amy so much detail in this project. I really like the paper you chose. I can't believe all the Christmas stuff out in the stores already. Super job.

Michelle said...

what a beautiful piece of art, and thank you for "cooling us off" with a christmas design!

Michelle :)

June Houck said...

I am impressed! I don't start Christmas shopping until late September, and I don't make fab ornaments for my children. You have created a treasured family tradition and wonderful heirlooms for your children :)

Denise (peanutbee) said...

STUNNING, Amy! Love all the different shapes, the beautiful bow with cord, and that Wassail paper! FANNN-TASTIC!

scrappingnana said...

Wow, Amy, this is gorgeous. Great job.

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Your ornament is just stunning Amy!! Love the dp's you chose!! WOW!!

Jen said...

So adorable!
thanks for sharing

Michelle said...

This is georgous!! I love all of the layering and detail. Thanks for the inspiration!!

Angela said...

This is beautiful... I love it...

DottyJo said...

Amy, this is just darling - but the thought of Christmas approaching has just made me shudder! Jo x

Marimer said...

Es precioso, me encanta este detalle de decoraciĆ³n navideƱa, muy buena idea para hacer y regalar, espero animarme. Gracias Amy, tus ideas son fabulosas y muy creativas. Saludos.

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow, what a beautiful Xmas tree ornament and the photo makes it even more special.
Hugs
Desire

dcorder said...

I have this stamp and have always used solid paper. I love the mix of patterned paper. Thanks for sharing this project.

alienanessa said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Two years ago I started weaning our tree of non-personal ornaments, and started making personalized ornaments from old CDs and DVDs that didn't burn. With the advent of the Crop-a-Dile and Big Bite, our tree is covered in ornaments that have photos on them for every year since the kids were born! They absolutely LOVE putting them on the tree! And the design of your ornament here would also be perfect for our tree!!

Dawn Easton said...

I LOVE the shape! Fantastic layering too! What a wonderful project and super cute picture :)

support said...

Wow, love the ornament, do you mind if I link to your site so others can make your design? My site photo-ornaments.com has hundreds of ornaments, many hand made like yours.

Photo-Ornaments.com said...

Love the photo ornament - great work!