Friday, December 19, 2008

Paper Ornament

I was on dangerous ground about two weeks ago...wandering through Stamp Antonio which is only three blocks from my house. So much eye candy! Waaaay up at the top of a shelf was a beautiful layered paper ornament. When I asked about it, the lady said it was made with a Holly Berry stamp but they had been out of stock for months and they probably would not be ordering more. Hmmm...after dropping some cash for a few [ahem] supplies I blazed home by way of Michael's, Hobby Lobby, Joann Fabrics, and Starbucks. Found the website, gave them a call. Was actually speaking with the manufacturer, so they take your order, make the stamp and send it out. Less than a week later it was here. Made this ornament last night. I stamped and embossed with gold EP onto burgundy CS. My eyes did sort of a crazy dance because I didn't where to start cutting; so many choices. I put the wooden block on my copier and printed out a few copies then used colored pencils to show different possibilites. Then I was a stamping and embossing maniac. I did two more images on burgundy, three on my trusty manilla folder stash, and started cutting with my craft knife. I made this one six layers, each one attached with foam tape. I also did nine more images on the manilla folder, three more each on pine green, dark blue and purple. So I have enough stamped and ready for three more ornaments which I will do this afternoon. This is a nice sized ornament - 6.5" x 3.75".

Stamps: Holly Berry
Paper: The Paper Studio, manilla folder.
Ink: Versamark.
Accessories: Gold EP, craft knife, foam tape, sore finger.

7 comments:

Sally said...

Truly stunning.

Barb said...

This is absolutely beautiful--- and very ambitious! I have some Outlines Stamps that, someday, I will stamp-emboss-glitter-cutout-layer into something worthy of Tiffany's...LOL!

We are definitely of the same kindred spirit when it comes to the route via all the craft stores, topped off with Starbucks (usually the one in Barnes and Noble). But for a really great stamp selection we have Unique Impressions in Branson! I'll take you there someday!

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

My goodness, Nancy, this is GORGEOUS! It looks really hard. I'd love to see what the stamp looks like. This is exquisite. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful project.

Joan Ervin said...

OMG, this is spectacular!!! WOW, girl...that's a lotta cutting and embossing but soo worth all your time and effort!!! Absolutely gorgeous!!! So there is a nice stamp store in SA...hummmm...may need to talk my DH isnt a little trip!!!

Jenny Gropp said...

Lots of scissor work here-- but worth it-- looks great!

Michelle said...

Very, Very nice! I have a Holly Berry stamp and it's very useful for gathering dust. I think I should give it a new job after seeing what you did with yours. :-)

Charlene said...

Fabulous! This is really beautiful, Nancy. Great job.