December 1st and it's time to get decorating for Christmas! Scrapping Everyday Miracles is having a Christmas theme challenge this month and I created an ornament for it.
Using a variety of Sizzix dies, this came together pretty quickly. I used the new Distress Glitter in Pumice Stone to bling up the Noel diecut. I love that glitter! For the background behind the Noel, I tried a technique that Tammy Tutterow recently shared on her blog. Be sure to check out her directions for doing it; it is a really cool drippy look using paint, Distress stains and stamps. The base of the ornament is cut from chipboard and a sheet of Distress Core'dinations paper. After embossing the blue cardstock I adhered it to the chipboard and then cut both together using the Cameo Frame die. A little sanding and Perfect Pearls mist added visual interest. Some Festive Greenery and the pointsettia flower completed the look.
I encourage you to go to SEM and see all the projects the design team created for this challenge. There is so much to be inspired by! Link up your own Christmas project there by December 28th and you can have a chance to win one of the prize packs.
I am also linking this project to the Simon Says Stamp Monday and Wednesday challenge blogs.
Most of the supplies I used can be found at Inspiration Emporium. At IE, you can enter
the code 'thankful' and receive 20% off your order (code is
good through tonight - Dec. 1). If you missed the tail end of their sale, you can use my code, JUICE, and save 10% off your order.