Thursday, November 29, 2012

A Snowy Sneak Peek and a mini tutorial!

Hello my friends!  Today I'm excited to give you a sneak peek at a couple sets coming your way on Dec 1 from Our Daily Bread designs!  I created this luminary ornament using the Small Snowflake Background and the Sparkling Snowflakes set.  I thought I'd share a mini tutorial on how to create these cute little ornaments.... which are perfect with battery operated tea lights in them, but could also be filled with all sorts of goodies if preferred!

So here is what you will need:

Our Daily Bread designs Small Snowflake Background Stamp and Sparkling Snowflakes set (coming Dec 1)
Our Daily Bread designs custom Tag Die
Score Pal or Score Buddy or the like
Blue card stock of choice
Ranger Perfect Medium, Stampendous Kaleidoscope Embossing Powder, Ranger White Embossing Powder
Spellbinders Mega Ovals (#2 die)
Ribbon of choice
Tombow Metal glue or other strong quick drying glue

To begin  you will cut four tags out of blue card stock, and stamp them with Perfect Medium and heat emboss with white embossing powder.  Then center the #2 die from the mega oval die set, and cut the oval window out of each panel.

  Score each tag 1/4" in on each side and burnish each fold.

Cut a square from the blue card stock 2 1/4" square for the bottom. (If you want to wait until your ornament is together so you can measure it exactly, that's fine.  These were my measurements, but you could always come up with just a slightly different measurement on yours, so if your bottome piece doesn't fit, that would be my

Score the bottom square in 1/4" on each side, fold and snip into 1 side of each corner to the fold.

Cut 4 pieces of vellum to fit inside ornament (mine was 1 9/16"w X3 3/8" high).  Stamp with an arrangement of three of the smallest stamps in the Sparkling Snowflakes set using Perfect Medium, then heat emboss with Stampendous Kaleidoscope embossing powder.

Now you will glue each 1/4" seam together using Tombow glue.  (I clamped with paper clips for a couple minutes until set.)  Next, run a thin bead of glue around each oval window, and insert the vellum, pressing down smoothly. Let dry for a couple minutes.

From here, you will glue your last seam to complete the square, and then after gluing the bottom  corners, you cut, just slide that square up onto the four sides and glue.

Decorate as desired.  I chose to just use 2 holes this time and added ribbon as a hanger with a knot on the inside of the luminary.  You could also use all four holes and hang thin cord from each hole.  It's all up to you! Insert battery operated tea light and enjoy!

That's it!  Easy peasy and yet looks very pretty on the tree!  I hope you'll give it a try... and don't forget to be back here on Dec 1 for a HUGE and fabulous release!!!!  See you then!!!

I am entering this in the following challenges:   4 Crafty Chicks -  Ornaments, Charisma Cardz - 3E, C10 - #47 Christmas with a twist, No Green, Gold or Red, Crimbo Crackers - , must be Christmas - #29   Anything holiday/festive  Cute Card Thursday -  Snowflakes, Little Miss Muffet Challenges -  ) Tags or Gifts (made with tags, and as a gift), Pixie Dust Studio - Winter Holiday Creations, Sassy Studio Designs - SIO - #153 Christmas Anything BUT a Card and Our Daily Bread designs - Deck the Halls (ornaments)



Patti J said...

Grace, you rock! This is fabulous, and I'm going to have to try it out. Thanks for the tutorial! Hugs....

Patti J said...

P.S. Be sure to read my blog post tomorrow. I think you'll like it :)

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous project, Grace! Thanks for the details on how to do it! Now to just find the time to give it a try! Hugs!

Riet said...

This is so beautiful.

Hugs Riet.xx

Meghan Olsen said...

Wowzer Grace!!! I LOVE this tutorial!! The box is so gorgeous I should try it!! Love the snowflakes!!
Thanks for your amazing talent and inspiration!!

Sillyfilly said...

This is beautiful Grace. I can't wait to see the new release.

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my is that ever a pretty ornament and such great use of the tags die, pretty stamping!

Traci S. said...

Grace, this is so beautiful, and so wonderfully wintery! Thank you for such a great tutorial.

He IS Able!
Traci Starkweather

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Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a stunning Luminary Grace!! I just love the embossed snowflakes and your navy with the snowflakes!! Great tutorial too!!
Thanks for supporting the Shining the Light challenge too!! You are the best dear friend!!

Lagene said...

FANTASTIC luminary tutorial!

Lenoria said...

This is gorgeous and I posted a link on my blog. I don't have very many followers but someone who sees it may enjoy this as much as I did! Thank you again for sharing all your beautiful creations with us and for the tutorials.

Debra Miller said...

Love this project - fantastic Grace! Thanks for joining us at Little Miss Muffet for our tag or gift challenge - Deb

Caz said...

This is lovely..Thank you for sharing with us at Charisma Cardz. And good luck


Tamika said...

This is fabulous!

Cards By Jan said...

ABSOLUTELY Stunning Grace!! Thanks also for the tutorial...very well on both!!

NGCARDS said...

A brilliant creation! Thanks for joining in this week over at Charisma Cardz! xxx

heidy said...

What a great creation and tutorial!!
Thanks for joining CCT this week!!
Hugs Heidy

Leah l'Orange said...

gorgeous! i love the idea of a little luminary on the TREE! :) will have to try this - thanks for the inspiration, and for joining the Charisma Galz for our no red, green or gold challenge! hope you'll join us again soon! xo

Kate said...

Beautiful and great tutorial. Thanks for joining us over at Sassy Studio Designs DTBST Challenge.