JustRite Stamper’s Christmas Ornament

September 7, 2010 at 11:41 am 5 comments

I have started early on Christmas ornaments this year.  JustRite Stamper’s is sponsoring a challenge to use their stamps with “glitter” this week, and my, how I love glitter for Christmas!

I’d bought some blank bulbs several years back for a project and had some left to experiment with this project.  This Christmas tree was upstairs in the storage room, ready for a plug-in.  My kids were wondering why I was plugging it in early!

The ornament bird image was made with one of four from the JustRite Stampers Christmas Treasures Cardinal Stamp Set.

This is how I rounded a flat stamp for this project:

My kids had some flexible modeling clay which flexible until frozen.  I just pressed it down into the substance (taking care to clean the stamp thoroughly when I was finished).

I cupped it in my hand to pre-round it to a shape similar to the ball, pressing it gently against the ball using Stayz-On Ink. (I tried several of these, and the technique seemed to work best with image stamps or stamps with large lettering.)

While the ink was still wet, I poured on half copper embossing powder, half MS copper glitter, dusting away any strays

with a brush.

The image was very pretty after embossing, but I couldn’t resist adding some color to this one.

I used permanent brown markers for the house, red stickles and MS glitter for the bird, yellow fabric paint for the beak, white embossing powder and stickles for the ice and snow, and more stickles for the holly.

I loved how it looked with light behind it:

If you try the technique, link up…I’d love to see your work!  Thanks for stopping by!  I’d love to hear from you!

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Stacey  |  September 9, 2010 at 6:40 am


  • 2. Mysti  |  December 10, 2010 at 11:46 am

    I now realize how very long it has been since I’ve visited Maggie’s blog. *hanging the head in shame* Your blog is so beautiful. I need to learn your ways 🙂

  • 3. Maggie  |  December 10, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    Thanks, Mysti…good to hear from you! I am due a header redesign! I haven’t kept up the blogging habit much…so no shame necessary. I may have to get back to some of that soon!

  • 4. Connie T  |  December 27, 2010 at 12:58 am

    That ornament turned out really pretty.

  • 5. новые идеи для малого бизнеса  |  February 18, 2015 at 5:39 pm

    Hello! This post could not be written any better! Reading this post reminds me of my good old
    room mate! He always kept talking about this.

    I will forward this post to him. Pretty sure he will have a good read.
    Thanks for sharing!

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