Friday, November 22, 2013

LBH 12 Days of Ornaments: Day #6 and more "Pass the EggNog" sneak peeks!

Happy Friday!
Brrr...It's a chilly morning here at the Little Blue House...We will all be bundling up today! We have another great ornament and sneak peeks from the Front Porch to share with you...Hope they warm your heart and inspires you to CreaTe!

"Pass the EggNog" - NEW Front Porch Kit

Pre-orders have begun at the LBH or you can order online at

NOW...Another Fabulous Ornament Tutorial...

We are half way through the Twelve Days and I hope you are having fun creating with us!

Elaine bring you Ornament #6. As I was looking for inspiration to create my ornaments this year I was poking around in my craft closet.  I found a box of gold twine, rick rack and cording that my Grandmother had sent me when she was cleaning out her home. Some of my earliest memories of creating Christmas ornaments are with her. Styrofoam balls, sequins, beads and so many pretty trims.  She was so patient with us and always made us feel as if our ornaments were the prettiest she had ever seen.  With that in mind  I decided I wanted to create an ornament with a sparkly vintage feel.
Here is my Dimensional Star ornament.
This is what you will need.
Cardstock 1 Sheet
Metal tape - approximately 80"
Star die or star template - I used Sizzix large star - it must be symmetrical
Bronze Distress Paint
Barn Door Distress Ink
Viva Décor Inka Gold - Yellow Gold
Sponge and small amount of water
Clear Embossing Powder
Glossy Accents
Tim Holtz Clear Distress Glitter
Stampendous Gold Halo Glitz Glitter
Tacky Glue
Heat Gun
Embossing Folder - I used Snowflakes
12" Thin Gold Cord or thread
12" Thicker Gold Cord
5" Gold rick rack or trim for hanger
Clear bead or crystal dangle

First cut cardstock to fit die or template.
 Wrap cardstock with metal tape cover front and back.
Die cut or trace and cut four stars. Emboss stars - if you want the pattern to be the same on each star - place star in embossing fold and make a small dot using a Sharpie to make registration marks for positioning the rest of the stars.
Use the metal wheel tool and go around the edges of all the stars.
Now swipe the Bronze Distress paint over the front of each of the stars. and also around the edges on the back side.

Take the sponge and dip in water and rub in the Inka Gold  - now pounce onto the stars - I liked this texture rather than swiping it on. Dry
Take the Barn Door Distress Ink and swipe across the embossed part of the stars. Make sure the star is on a flat surface. Immediately sprinkle with clear embossing powder and heat.

Fold the stars in half with the embossed side folded to the center.
You are going to glue the back half of two of the stars together.
Tie the crystal dangle or bead onto the thin gold cord. Glue the gold cord to the back of the stars where they come together. Leave the tails long on the top - you will be using them to attach a multiloop bow to the top of the ornament.
Fold the gold rick or trim in half - glue together to form a loop hanger.
 Glue to the back of the two stars.
Glue the other two stars in place.
Brush the star with Glossy Accents and sprinkle with Distress Glitter.

Once this is dry - put a little Glossy Accents on your finger or using a paint brush put on the edges of the stars and sprinkle with the Halo Glitter.

Make a multi loop bow with the gold chord and tie onto the ornament with the thin gold chord.
Make sure and let everything dry really well.  Hang on your tree and enjoy.  Make sure to leave a comment and you might be the lucky winner of this ornament.  If you would like I would love to hear about your early ornament making memories. Check back tomorrow for another ornament tutorial.
Have a Merry Christmas!

WINNER from Day #3: Vicki Bell
Congrats to Vicki! Please stop by the LBH to claim your Ornament...Thank you for commenting!


  1. Big Congrats Vicki.... and I love this lil star ornie Elaine...

  2. My tree is covered with star ornaments. I love your star. It would look lovely on my tree.

  3. I knew your ornament would have glitter and lots of it!!! Beautiful :)

  4. The star has always been one of my favorite ornaments. I remember how big of a deal it was when my family finished decorating the tree, and my dad would add the star at the top last. It seems the star always really made the tree!!! We never made ornaments at home when I was young, but I do remember making many of them at school:-) This star is so precious. I would love to win it and add it to my tree.

  5. Vicki Bell ... congratulations! Enjoy that ornament year after year.

    Elaine, so far, I gotta say I love your ornament the best. It sparkles just like you. Thank you for sharing.

  6. Congratulations, Vicki, you're so lucky!
    Love that you used metal on your ornament! I like the way you added glitter to the star--didn't know you could do that. Every tree should have lots of stars. Love the sentiment about making ornaments with your grandmother, is this where you first got "your glitter on"?

  7. I love your ornament. I reminds me of my first Christmas and I made Christmas ornaments out of all the cards I received in the mail. It turned out very pretty.

  8. Wow! What a beautiful star ornament. I can't wait to try it.

  9. Love it Elaine!!! I sure am enjoying all these ornaments each day. :-)

  10. Very nice Elaine. I'm sure its even prettier in person. I really like using that Inka Gold, too.

  11. I have never crafted with metals. Looks like fun:)
    amy hooten paris texas

  12. A lot nicer than the aluminum foil ones I made when I was little. See, once a crafter...always a crafter!!

  13. Glitter! The star is beautiful Elaine, thanks for the tutorial.

  14. Congrats Vicki! Another beautiful ornament!

  15. Love this metal star & the embossing! Can't wait to make it!thanks Elaine!

  16. I am SO excited to win! Yay! Thank you for another amazing ornament. I always love seeing the techniques that you talented ladies use. I will cherish my special ornament.


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