Thursday, December 13, 2018

Nativity Christmas Ornament with Brandie

Hi there crafty friends! One of my favorite Christmas traditions is making an ornament for my tree. I have a seven foot tree covered in handmade ornaments that I love. Making Christmas ornaments was something I did with my family growing up and I look forward to passing on this tradition with my own family.

This year I decided I wanted to make a nativity ornament. I used the Nativity Mary Joseph Jesus file. ( SVG, Silhouette) and the 3D Poinsettia file (SVG, Silhouette). I also used a DIY ornament,  transparency film,  pink and green cardstock, gold foil paper, snow filler, and ribbon.

Once I had the nativity image into design space I selected everything and welded the image together.

I then resized the nativity to fit over a 4.25 circle. I wanted the nativity image to fill a lot of the circle without Josephs head hitting the top of the circle. 

While the images are stacked together I selected both images and sliced the images. Creating three separate images. I could have skipped this step and just fussy cut the corners off but doing it this way also helped me line up the nativity on the transparency film. I deleted the middle image and the one on the left. 

I then added another circle. Duplicated the nativity and flipped the duplicated image horizontally. This way the gold foil paper will be on both sides of the transparency film.  

I cut the nativity out of gold foil paper and the circle out of transparency film. I then glued the nativity to transparency film. On my first side I used wet glue. It worked but I could see the glue through the gold paper. I then used a tape runner to attach the second side. Which left no visible marks on the gold paper.  

For the assembly I added a little iridescent snow to the bottom half of the ornament, then the nativity,  a little more snow, and then closed the ornament together.  

To decorate the top I cut two 3D poinsettias. The flowers have three concentric layers, two centers and two leaves. I gently pinched each petal and then stacked and glued the flowers together.

I tied a loop and bow with ribbon and attached the flowers and bow with hot glue.

This ornament looks beautiful hanging on the tree. It would also make a lovely gift.  

I hope this ornament inspires you to make an ornament for your tree. Thanks for stopping by and Merry Christmas!


Monday, December 10, 2018

Lori Whitlock December Creative Team Blog Hop

Hi there and welcome to the Lori Whitlock Creative Team Blog Hop! We are so glad you are here. The hop order this month is Lori, Traci, Kathy, Brandie, Brigit, Michelle, Aimee, Ashley, and Cathy.

I am sharing this framed lighted village I made with you today. It went through several remakes to get it just right. But I love how it turned out. I used the 5x7 Shadow Box Frame (SVG, Silhouette) and the Winter City Shadow Box Card (SVG, Silhouette).

Thanks for stopping by today. Brigit is up next!

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