Monday, November 14, 2011

Christmas Ornament

Every year I try to get an ornament for my two daughters and their families, but most of the time I purchase them, but when I saw an ornament made by Robin Meriman, I thought I can do that but just add a photo of the family.  So that is exactly what I did.  So here is the final result!

Now how cute is that?  I actually cut the designer paper, Holly Berry Bouquet, 2 strips 12 X 2, scored them every 1/4" and then accordion folded them, attached them at each end to form a circle, pressed the circle down and adhered it to a 1 3/8" round circle with the Tombow multipurpose glue.  Using my digital studio, I made sure I made the photo to fit a 1 3/8" circle punch.  I also adhered the mica flakes to the rosette by using the same Tombow multipurpose glue.  Once dry I adhered the photo to the top.  I then cut out the two underneath pieces by using the scallop square duo (the larger of the two squares) using the silver glimmer paper. Using the grid paper, I attached them together to form the look you see above.  I attached the velvet stitched ribbon over the two of them with a silver glimmer brad.  I then adhered the finished rosette to the silver glimmer paper using the glue and let it dry.

My only dilemma now is I would love to seal it, but am unsure of how to do this.  With the mica flakes I cannot use the Mod Podge.  If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know.  I would like for it to last for years to come.  And, now I have to get the other one done for my other daughter.

Here is a close up!

Thanks for looking and hope you have a wonderful Monday and week!

All items used are stampin' up!


NickelNook said...

That's beautiful, Jonia! I would think a spray sealer would work best but put a mask over the photo first. So pretty! :o)

stampandchatwithlisa said...

What a gorgeous ornament Jonia! We dont have the score pal in Australia yet, Im hoping we will get it in the next mini! :)