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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Christmas Ornaments

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We made these Domino ornaments and pins at my Christmas Stamp camp earlier this month. The ladies were amazed at how nice they turned out and how easy they were to make.

Supplies: Dominos (you can often find cheap dominos at discount stores like Odd Lots or Family Dollar), re-inkers or ink pads with sponge daubers, Jet Black Staz-on, Stamps, rubber gloves (optional), embellishments like rhinestone brads, pin backing or magnet, Sanding Block or Rubbing Alcohol, Silver Leafing Pen, Spray Sealant, Ribbon, Mini Glue dots or Sticky Strip

1. Use sanding block or rubbing alcohol to sand away the glossy finish of the domino.
2. Put a small dot of re-inker at the top of your domino and rub it in with your gloved finger. You can vary the shading and even use two colors, if you wish. OR, use sponge daubers and ink pads.
3. Ink stamp with Staz-on and stamp on the domino.
4. Add color to line images with Sharpie Markers, if you wish.
5. Use a Silver Leafing Pen to cover edges of your domino. Allow to dry.
6. Spray with sealer. Allow to dry.
7. Take apart the rhinestone brad and adhere it to the domino with Tombow Multi-purpose Adhesive.
7. Adhere magnet or pin backing or turn into an ornament by adding ribbon along the edges with mini glue dots.

For the glitter tree pin----After I sealed the domino, I used Crystal Effects to add the glitter. Be sure to let the CE dry before you touch it!

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These ornaments were made using the On Board Trinkets Ornaments kit found in the Holiday Mini Catalog. This is a really fun and easy way to add some handmade ornaments to your tree. The kit contains chipboard pieces with matching perforated Designer Paper pieces. It makes over 40 ornaments. You can add some zip to them by adding glitter, ribbon, stamped images, etc.

Another easy way to decorate the chipboard pieces is to smoosh them into craft ink. You can then leave them be, or sprinkle some Iridescent Ice embossing powder for some sparkle. Find more ideas for decorating chipboard in this post from last year: Click Here!

Click here for additional ornament ideas. The chipboard pieces used in this post are retired, but you can find similar pieces in the On Board Something Seasonal pack found on page 180 in the current Fall/Winter Catalog.

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