Friday, November 6, 2009

Christmas Gift Card Ornament

What a difference a week makes. Thankfully all the snow that I shared with you in my last post is gone now. We have been back in the 70's the last couple of days too. I have been very happy about that but like I have said before when you live in Colorado wait and minute and the weather will change. At least we are enjoying the warm weather while it lasts though.
Today I am sharing with you a Christmas Gift Card Ornament.
I have been working on this project for over a week now. This is an idea I have had in my head for awhile and finally got it done. One of my biggest problems when creating is keeping things simple and not being such a perfectionist. Sometimes I wish I could change that about me because I sure would get a lot more accomplished but overall I am very happy with how this turned out.
I started by using this template and some PTI Pure Poppy Cardstock. After I cut my ornament out I ran it through my Cuttlebug using the striped embossing folder then I sprayed some homemade glimmer mist I made using Razpberry Fizz Reinker, Pearl x and water on it to make it sparkle. While it was drying I made the middle section by taking a piece of Stampers Select White Cardstock and stamping on it with an image from the PTI Retro Background Set with Versamark Ink. Then I embossed it with silver embossing powder. After that I used a green gel pen to fill in circles then I added some Martha Stewart Glitter to the insides of the diamonds. If you have not tried her glitter yet I would strongly suggest you do. I think it is great and would highly recommend it. When I was done with that piece I attached it to the middle of the ornament then I attached the red ornament to a piece of stampers select white cardstock and cut around it leaving a thin white mat. When I was done with that I tied a piece of New Leaf twill ribbon in a bow then added a PTI Vintage cream button to the middle and sewed them both on with Rustic Cream Twine.
For the back of the ornament
I cut half a piece of Pure Poppy cardstock and added it to the bottom half of the back of the ornament creating a pocket for the gift card. The Happy Holidays from the PTI Holiday Wishes Sentiment set was stamped and embossed in silver as well. A piece of Silver Shimmer Cardstock that I cut with pinking sheers and punched the holes out with my Cropadile was added to the top of the pocket. I then added another piece of new leaf twill ribbon that I made into a loop to the top of the back of the ornament so it can be hung up. Finally I machine stitched around the whole thing with silver thread That's it. I hope you like it. I will be back soon with more holiday things to share so be sure stop by again soon. Until then have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

11 comments:

Heart and Sow Designs said...

Love that ornament. Very pretty. I can't believe you've spent so much time on it. Hopefully when you make more it won't take so long.

Diane Jaquay said...

I think these are beautiful! I love the idea of giving a gift within a gift, they'll spend the gift card but have the ornament forever. I'm a perfectionist too, so I understand what you go through!

peggysue said...

Very pretty! I like the texture you gave to the red paper. And I understand about the perfectionism thing, its amazing I ever get anything done to post on my blog, I fuss and change things. This looks wonderful and I like the touch of glitter.

Rita said...

Beautiful ornament, Terri! A great idea for a gift card holder.

Cheryl said...

how clever, functional, and pretty... love it!

Aimes said...

So clever! I love the idea of an ornament as a gift card!
Know what you mean about being a perfectionist - I share your frustration LOL!
Aimes
x

Laurel said...

Wow. I am in awe. So pretty. I love this. Beautiful down to every last detail....

Kimberly said...

I love this! The cutlebug embossing looks great. I would not have thought to use that plate for Christmas.

BethieJ said...

Terri I dont know where to start first.. the 70 degrees! the homemade glimmer mist.. or the DARLING ornament! ok lets start there.. that is so CUTE! I am gonna save that template.. and HELLO homemade glimmer mist.. BRILLIANT! so want to try that! and 70 degrees.. you lucky girl.. but then again you have to have snow to get that.. hmmm maybe I will just take our 55 and rain! HA!!
Have a GREAT day.. LOVE this gift card holder!

Beth said...

Oh Terri I don't now how I missed this but it is so adorable and clever way to add a gift card on the tree.

Anonymous said...

Pretty cool site you've got here. Thanx for it. I like such themes and anything connected to them. I would like to read more on that blog soon.

Kate Swenson