Sunday, October 2, 2016

Glittered Christmas Ornaments

Christmas Time is the time for all things sparkly!  My favorite way to add sparkle to my cards, is to use glitter.  My VERY FAVORITE GLITTER to work with is the Silk Microfine Glitter from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  It is fabulous to work with.  Once you have applied it to your project, you never have glitter flaking off on everything!!!

I watched Els Technique Friday YouTube Videos on how to decorate Holiday Ornaments with glitter.  Here are the links to two videos to show you how easy it is to create a variety of beautiful ornaments with the Silk Microfine Glitter:

Using the Els van de Burgt Studio Ornaments Set 2 and Ornaments Set 3, I die cut a lot of the solid ornaments with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on white card stock, as shown in the Video.  Gold Metal Hangers, for the Ornaments were die cut using Gold Shimmer Sheetz.  Now I was ready to play!   

I found it hard to stop creating different Ornaments, because there are so many different combination of colors you can use, and also different die cuts you can choose for decoration.
Holiday Garlands 2

To add the Snowflake Garland on my ornaments, I  used the Holiday Garlands 2 die set, to die cut white card stock covered with Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  The covering was pulled up on the ornament and the portion of the Garland I wanted on the Ornament was laid down, then pressed into the adhesive with a larger piece of the Adhesive Covering - you don't want to get your finger prints in the adhesive. Leave the Adhesive Covering on the die cut trim.  The bottom of the Ornament was glittered, being careful to keep it on just the bottom portion.  Next the glitter was added to the top of the ornament.  The center of the die cut garland was removed and glitter added.  You always want to add your lightest glitter last, so the covering on the die cut snowflake and ribbon was removed and Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter added.  Each color of glitter needs to be rubbed in well, and the ornament wiped with a Swifter to remove any extra glitter before proceeding to the next color.  All of this is explained in Els Technique Friday Videos.  A Peel Off Dot Sticker was added to the center of each snowflake in the garland.

Els van de Burgt Studio Sprig with Berries die set was used to die the Evergreen branches.  There are six branches on this card.  They were attached to the upper left side of the card front.  Thin gold string was added to the top of each ornament and the ornament hung from the branches; a glue dot held the ornament in place.  Glue was added to the branches and glitter added for a snowy effect.

The A Way With Words - Seasons Greeting die set was used for the sentiment.  It was die cut using gold card stock.

Have fun adding glitter to your ornaments!

If you want additional ideas using the Elizabeth Craft Designs Silk Microfine Glitter, be sure to watch the other YouTube Videos by  Els.

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Bonnie said...

Lovely card, thanks for the "how to" instructions!

Carolina Kathy said...

Love your card! Beautiful colors for the ornaments!! TFS

Eva Van Buuren said...

Wow Selma....what a GREAT sparkly glitter ornaments......and what a great choice of colors!!
It's a wonderful Christmas card.
I love it, such as the wonderful Sentiment words!
Thanks for the inspiration.
Hugs, Eva.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Selma, This is gorgeous.

Martie Rollin said...

It's interesting to see how much die cutting has changed the look of our "homemade" cards! Stamping is a wonderful technique, but die cutting provides dimension that just can't be beat. I am so happy that we have so many wonderfully creative materials and tools...glitter on!


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