Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Snowflake Ornaments


The snowflakes in this post are from Globecraft & Piccolo which is now owned by SweetStamps, I just love this Elegant Snowflake that measures 2 15/16" (not quit 2  7/8") across.

Enamel Embossing Powder Fluid is the adhesive applied to the bookboard avoiding the center where the decoration will be attached.
It's then covered with Micro White Enamel Powder and heat embossed.  I used this simply because it's very fine and give a good white coverage.   
I then apply the adhesive again and cover with Aged White Enamel Powder and heat emboss.  This is very thick embossing powder with gold and glitter added and I must say the photographs do not do it justice.
I repeated the process on the opposite side of the snowflake then added the pearl on metal accent using Aleene's Paper Glaze for adhesive (gifted to me without a company name).
A strand of metallic blue embossing thread was used for the hanger.


This is the Crystal Snowflake (largest snowflake in the set measuring 2 1/2") paired up with the larger stars from Tiny Hearts, Flowers, Stars & Flourishes bookboard set.
I used the same adhesive and powders as described in the description of my first snowflake above.
I also avoided the center as much as possible when applying the adhesive and powder but as you can see in the left photo below I placed the star on the snowflake before pouring on the powder to avoid heavily covering that area. 
For the star I used Enamel Powder Deep Blue Sky. and only on one side, it was also attached to the bookboard center with Aleene's Paper Glaze.



The photo on the right shows how I held the snowflakes to emboss the 2nd side.  Once embossed I went back to cover the area held by the tool and could hold the opposite side of the snowflake with my fingers to heat emboss.  You can't lay it on a surface or it will melt the first coat of powder and stick to whatever surface it's on.

The following items can be found in the SweetStamps store:

4 comments:

Shelly Schmidt said...

Gorgeous ornaments- love the pearls and center embellishment as well.

Sherrie K. said...

Wow...so beautiful!!!! I love all of these:) They would make such great gifts to! TFS! Nicely done!
Sherrie K

Sandy Fredrick said...

Beautiful ornaments, I love the colors and the added stars and pearls.

Donna K said...

These are so pretty, Roxie. The pearls and stars are a wonderful thought and thank you so much for the instruction and tips! Hope you have a very, merry Christmas!