Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Week 7 of The 12 Weeks of Christmas

Good Morning! Today I have the 7th Week of Christmas

Two Sliver Glimmer Christmas tree ornaments

 I had so much fun making this 2 1/2" ornament, I made a 1 1/2" one too.

Aren't they beautiful! The photo doesn't do the ornaments justice. They really sparkle.

Here's the Stampin' Up products you will need to make these beautiful ornaments

Using the Itty Bitty Punch (flower) I punched out Sliver Glimmer punches. I punched out more as I need them.

Stampin' Up Products
Silver Glimmer Paper # 124005
Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755
5/8" Whisper White Organza Ribbon # 114319
3/8" Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon #109070
Paper Snips # 103579
Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack # 118309

Non Stampin' Up! Products

Straight Pins
1 wooden or bamboo skewer
2 1/2" and 1 1/2" Styrofoam balls

I started out by pinning a loop of  3/8" Taffeta ribbon on the 1 1/2" ball. Don't worry about the pins showing... the pins will be covered up by a bow at the top of the ornament. I used a foam brush to apply the liquid glue to the ornament.
I found it handy to have a bottle to set the ornament in as I punched out more silver flowers or  got more glue out of the container. This keeps the ornament from rolling off the table.
I started near the top of the ornament and worked in layers around the ball.

As I contintued to cover the ball, using a Bamboo skewer was important so the glued pieces wouldn't be disturbed. This also cut down on time it took to apply the sliver flowers. Once in a while, I would press the flowers down to make sure they were adhering to the ball.

Again, here are the two Sliver Glimmer ornaments in the tree. On the larger (2 1/2") ball, I used  5/8" Whisper White Organza ribbon and made a loop and then a bow.
I pinned the bows to the ornament using straight pins. I held the bow open and pinned the loop to the ornament and adjusted the bow so the top loop covered the pin.

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Happy Stampin'

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