Saturday, November 29, 2014

Keepsake Ornament

I had fun creating today with some Globecraft Piccolo products, and made a Keepsake Ornament.
 This bubble domed oval was a dickens to photograph!  This is my parents this past year celebrating their 59th wedding Anniversary.  The picture is wallet sized and the frame is called the Mini Bubble Frame Kit.
I laid this on an angle and got out of any light source and you can really see the sparkle here.

I had never heard of the Globecraft Piccolo line before SweetStamps purchased the company.  The Enamel EP is to die for- it has a beautiful shimmer to it.

Tutorial on how this ornament was created.
The kit has 3 pieces. I printed a picture of my parents and cut it down just a tiny bit smaller than the oval 'rim' frame. I measured where the center is, and punched 2 small holes for the cording under where the small rimmed frame will sit.

Pick your colors. Add the Enamel EP Adhesive to the chipboard. Add the embossing powder.  I do this step in coffee filters (from the dollar store).  If you have a heat gun that blows air and heat, start from the underside so all of the sparkle and EP does not get blown away. (I have one that just blows heat and one that blows both heat and air).  I used 2 layers of EP on the rim, as there were a few areas I wanted more coverage on.
***Tip- if you add another layer of EP, make sure you let the 1st layer cool down, otherwise the tip of the adhesive will get EP on it.....don't ask me how I know this : ) ****

 While I am embossing, I cut a spare piece of chipboard I saved from used Piccolo elements, and make a sample for the top of my jar- I am very visual........
 I also add new colors to a GP chart I found on the website- you can find the link HERE- Thanks for sharing this Tracy!
 I just want to add sparkle around the rim of the back piece, as the picture will cover up most of the back oval.  I lightly draw a line with a pencil.  Apply adhesive and don't forget the edges.

 Just the edge of the front is embossed.
The entire back is embossed- this Gold EP is spectacular  in person

Next, I glued the bubble to the oval rim with Crystal effects. If you run a used dryer sheet over the inside of the bubble, less glitter from the EP will adhere to it.

While that is drying, I made and added the bow with a glue dot.  I used ~ 14" of the gold thread for the bow and back hanger.  You could make thread longer if you wanted it to be the hanger for the tree- or where ever you are going to hang it. Make the bow starting with the center of the thread.  Put the tails through the two holes you punched.

Next, glue down the oval rim & bubble to the backing - I also used Crystal effects for this step.

Hmmm, it needs a little something more, so I added stars from the A144 Flowers, Stars, Hearts and Flourishes.

These are the products I used from the SweetStamps.com Store:
Enamel EP Adhesive HERE
24K Gold Enamel EP HERE
Aged White Enamel EP HERE
Piccolo Elements Flowers, Stars, Hearts and Flourishes HERE
Mini Bubble Frame Kit HERE  and you can find a picture for this in the Globecraft Piccolo store HERE

 Challenges:
QKR Stampede- Anything but a card
CRAFT- Christmas presents (this one of for my parents)
Crafty Creations- Embossing
Frilly and Funkie- A gift from the Heart

Thanks for stopping by today!
Shelly

24 comments:

Ellie said...

What a neat idea! These would make such great little gift. Thanks for sharing how you made it.

jimlynn said...

Shelly, this just brings tears to my eyes. The ornament is so beautiful and what a absolute wonderful keepsake! Just beautiful.
Lynn

Maxine D said...

Oh Shelly what a wonderful ornament - love that gold EP and the way you have used it!
Blessings
Maxine

kel Acopan said...

this is such a beautiful thing to have shelly!! great job!

lovies, =o) kel

sweet art designs said...

What a wonderful and thoughtful idea. Thank you for sharing with us at the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge. - Myrna DT

Terry said...

Now that is the way to decorate a tree! Shelly, what a lovely keepsake ornament and beautiful capture of happy event! Love the photo and love the ornament!

Basslady said...

what a lovely idea!
thanks so much for playing along with us at Craft-Challenge!

Hugs and kisses from germany,

silvi xoxo

Sue C said...

Beautiful ornament and keepsake Shelly! Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

Barb said...

What a great ornament--and a beautiful couple!

Kathryn said...

this is beautiful! Great job!

karalschuknecht said...

Great project and so pretty. Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede.
Karal DT

Lynn McAuley said...

What a fabulous keepsake to hang on your tree, Shelly! And a beautiful way to capture this wonderful day in your parents' life forever! Stunning work!

Jennifer Spivey said...

Wow, 59 years! Congratulations to them! I love the ornament. I might have to check out this company.

*Vicki* said...

AWE!! Now how precious is this!! I love the photo and what a most precious keepsake this is!! Thanks for sharing! HUGS

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Beautiful idea! Looks great Shelly!

Sherri said...

Fabulous ornament & such a beautiful keepsake for them to enjoy & cherish. Thanks for sharing & joining us at QKR Stampede for the weekly challenge!

Penny said...

Such a beautiful, personal ornament! Love it! Love the photo of your folks, too! :^) And thanks for sharing how you made this pretty bauble! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah how special is that Shelley wodnerful work, Shaz in Oz.x

laughingstamper said...

I just love handmade keepsakes! You did such a beautiful job!!! Hugs!!!!

La Papera Gialla said...

Very sweet!
Thanks for entering our Christmas Present Challenge at C.R.A.F.T.!
Monica - DT

Nicole Wright said...

OMG This is a great gift! Love, love, love it! Thanks for joining the fun at Frilly and Funkie! :) Nicole

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Oh my goodness! What a gorgeous ornament!!!

Buttons said...

What an incredibly beautiful and special way to remember such a remarkable occasion Shelly. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

Dorothys Creations said...

What a special ornament! I hink you did a fabulous job hun. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenges!