Monday, November 28, 2011

Outlines Rubber Stamps Challenge - Hang It Up!

Hello!!!  It's Monday and time for a new Outlines Rubber Stamp design team challengeJoin the Design Team in our weekly challenges with a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate each week!  Please check out the details of how to play and win on the Outlines Blog

This week our challenge was to create an ornament.  I hope you'll create along with us this week!

Poinsettia Ornament

Oh my word!  This was a fun challenge!  I made this ornament in one afternoon and had a lot of fun doing it.

For the ornament itself, this started as a clear, plain glass ornament.  I painted the outside of the ornament with red paint.  Once it was dry, I coated the entire outside of the painted oranment with liquid glue.  I used Mod Podge.  I coated (and wore) with glass microbeads.  I set the ornament aside to dry.

To create the topper, I stamped the Poinsettia Topper Sm. (H-644) once on red cardstock and the Poinsettia Topper Lg (J-643) twice - once on red cardstock and once on green cardstock.  I added some highlights to the flower and leaf petals with Copic markers and then coated with Mod Podge.  I sprinkled liberally with the glass microbeads and allowed to dry.  I should note here that I didn't cut out my flowers / leaves until I had coated with the microbeads and allowed to dry.  That ensured that the beads coated the entire image.  I trimmed from the cardstock and layered on my ornament.

Here's a view from the top of my ornament:

This will be a beauty on my tree this year!!!  Look at all that shimmer!
I'd love it if you stopped by to visit the other designers for more inspiration.  And don't forget you can join in our fun!

Kecia Waters
Sue Kment
Jeanne Streiff
Jenny Gropp - DT Coordinator
Robin Kirkpatrick
Sandy Hulsart 

Thanks for visiting!
Stamps: Poinsettia Topper Sm. (H-644) and Poinsettia Topper Lg. (J-643) by Outlines Rubber Stamps
Ink: Black Soot Distress ink by Ranger
Paper: Red and green cardstocks by Bazzill
Other: Mod Podge glue, Glass microbeads by EK Success, precision scissors, red paint, glass ball ornament, red silk ribbon by May Arts, Silver pearl pen by Viva Decor


  1. Lisa,
    I absolutely adore this, it is so beautiful with the micro beads looking all sugary and wintery!!! Wonderful and different!!!!

  2. So gorgeous! Loving the look of the microbeads.