Friday, August 21, 2009

A "Snow Sprite" Ornament

It is getting that time of the year where I need to start making ornaments for the family, friends and the ACS Bazaar. I totally refuse buying a Hallmark at $$$ when I can make one that will be more memorable. Of course there are those times when you want to buy one from them because it is such a special occasion or the person is not into handmade items, but rarely do I need to do that. I am a big fan of Santa's, Snow, Snowmen and whimsical Wintery Sprites. I think this has to be in my top ten favorites of stamps that I own when it comes to winter or Christmas decorations. She just looks so light as if she is just gliding along with the snowflakes as they begin to fall. I have tried this stamp in many colors and no matter what color (other than yellow/orange or black) it always turns out wintery and Christmasey. I have found this year a sure way of making the rubber stamp not slide when stamping these ceramic plain ornaments and it has certainly made a difference. Last year I bought all they had when everything was 75-90% off, so my top shelf in my craftroom is covered in boxes of these ornaments but will begin to dwindle once I really get going on making them and of course you know I will be watching when they begin to put Christmas out as well as when they have sales. LOL!!!! Stay tuned for more to be posted as I am on a roll. LOL!

15 comments:

Crystal said...

Deb, Oh my what a BEAUTIFUL ornament!!

jennifer said...

This is gorgeous!! What a beautiful gift. What is the tip on how to stop the stamp from sliding on the ceramic surface? I'd love to know.
Beautiful job!

Melissa said...

This is such a great idea! What kind of ink do you use to stamp on the ornament? Do you have to glaze it or anything like that?

Mary G. said...

What a fabulous ornament!! This will definitely be treasured for many years to come! Just beautiful!

gale said...

Wow!! Gorgeous ornament!

Paige said...

A beautiful ornament! What a special keepsake for the recipients!

scrappypug said...

so pretty! Love the blue on white.

Naomi said...

WOW!!! Love the blue for Christmas! You did a great job, this is so nice. You are SO right! We don't need Hallmark...LOL!

Kathy said...

What a lovely ornament. I can't believe how well that stamp fit on the ornament. Beautiful!

Kathi said...

This is gorgeous! What a great gift for someone and definitely better than Hallmark!

Abi Bundy said...

Very pretty

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Traci said...

Gorgeous ornament! I love that blue on the white! That is a great image to use for an ornament!

Heidi said...

Deborah- I agree, she is beautiful!

pezadoodle said...

these ornaments are all just gorgeous! i made a bunch of these last year and stamped then embossed. i also alcohol inked some of them. would love to know how you are doing yours!