Are you thinking ahead toward Christmas yet? For the PaperTrey Ink Senior Team challenge this month, Nichole asked for Christmas ornaments. Once I started, the ornaments kept coming. . . I think I made six in all, and I still wasn't sure which one I wanted to post! You'll probably see a couple of the others later, but for tonight I think I'll share my Snowflake Serenade glass ornaments and gift tin.
Two of the ornaments are soldered, but the third is very simple--and I think I might just like it best for the difference in time that it took! The gift box is a PaperTrey Ink large hinged tin, and any of the glass ornaments will fit into the tin.The verse inside the tin is from PaperTrey Ink's Holiday Wishes set.
You really can't see the shimmer on the snowflakes that well, but I stamped them in Luminarte Twinkling H2O's in Sky Blue and Summer Breeze. I softened up the twinks by adding a bit of water, then used a waterbrush to coat the stamp well before stamping the white cardstock. The two pieces on the right are framed with 2" square Ranger Memory Glass, and the one on the lower left is framed in 1-1/2" square Memory Glass.
As I mentioned, two of the pieces are soldered, but the one with the little glass Dew Drops is simply framed with a Memory Glass frame (2" x 2", polished chrome)--it takes about 15 seconds to snap it together after you sandwich the stamped cardstock between glass layers--and that's if you go slowly! Of course I couldn't leave well enough alone and just let that shiny silver frame show. . . I glued on Water Dew Drops, which took perhaps ten extra minutes. This was a seriously simple ornament, but I'd still be pleased to give it to someone.
I'm putting thumbnails at the bottom of this post of several more views in case you'd like to see anything more closely. On the smaller soldered ornament, I trimmed a picture of my husband and me and put it in the back; I thought that I'd keep this one for our Christmas tree this year. (I hope you're thinking of children and grandchildren pictures! :-D)