Holiday Blizzard: Cascade of Ornaments Holiday Display
Cascade of Ornaments Holiday Display
I love Christmas ornaments, and so my stash of ornament stamps is borderline insane! I also love making home decor items, especially for the holidays (ANY holidays to tell the truth!). Working as a custom framer, I see lots of frames so I'm always floating some idea about a framed stamped image project in my head.
The idea for this one came about from wanting to just do something with lots of ornaments on it (hence the title!), and I knew that idea was waay to big for a card project! I like the dimensions of the 9x12" canvas board because it's a little bigger than an 8x10" but also not too big to display on a tabletop, framed or not. It is a ready-made frame size, so it will be easy to frame it without doing a custom size. It could most certainly be done on a larger scale and with any ornament images you want to use. These are just a few of my faves
Large Ball Ornament (Impression Obsession)
Small Tasseled Ornament (Impression Obsession)
(Clear) Angel Ornament (Inkadinkado)
Flourish Ornament (Inkadinkado)
Olde Christmas (Stampington)
8.5 x 11” White KromeKote Cover (glossy cardstock) (Marco’s Paper)
Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Coal Black Ancient Page Permanent dye ink (Clearsnap)
Pinata Chili Pepper and Lime Green Alcohol Inks (Jacquard)
Copic Markers- R29 Lipstick Red, G67 Moss and G24 Willow (.Too) (Optional for edging)
9 x 12” Canvas Board (Artist’s Loft-Michaels)
Alcohol Inks Blending Solution (Ranger)
Alcohol Inks Applicator and felt
Xmas Red, Green, Gold and Firefly Stickles Glitter Glues (Ranger)
Corner Rounder Punch
Scalloped Edge w/Snowflakes Border Punch (Unknown)
Honeybee Scissors (EK Success)
Black and White Gelly Roll pens (Sakura)
Scotch Quick Dry Paper Adhesive (3M)
Paper Trimmer (Martha Stewart)
- Apply 4-5 drops of the Chili Pepper alcohol ink and a quick squirt of the Blending solution to the felt applicator. Use this to completely cover a half sheet (8.5 x 5.5”) of the glossy (KromeKote) cardstock, adding more ink as needed. Trim a .25 x 8.5” strip from one long side of this red sheet and set aside.
- Add just the Blending Solution to the same applicator to create a lighter version of the Chili Pepper half sheet on an 8.5 x 5.5” half sheet of KromeKote. You’ll also need an 11 x 4.25” (cut length wise) half sheet of the lighter version for the scalloped border and ‘faux ribbon’.
- Add a clean piece of felt to the applicator and create 2 dark green and 1 lighter green half sheets (8.5 x 5.5”), the same way as the red sheets, using the Lime Green ink. Trim two .25 x 8.5” strips from one long side of a dark green sheet and set aside.
- Stamp the text and ornament images with Tuxedo Black ink on the dark red and just ornaments on 1 dark green alcohol inked half sheets. Stamp them as close as you can without overlapping. (The small round ornament can be inked without the tassel.) Embellish as desired with the Stickles glitter glues and set aside to dry.
- Stamp the same number of each ornament with Coal Black ink on chipboard. (Note: I stamped all but the tiny ornament on chipboard. They were just glued flat.) Keeping inside the stamped image, cut out all the chipboard ornaments.
- After the glitter glue is dry, cut out all of your ornaments, trimming off the hanger loops, outer swirls and tassels if they’re on. (I included the text stamp in the photo because I forgot it in the supplies photo!)
- Glue the chipboard images to the backs of the ornaments as shown, making sure to put the glue on the stamped side of the chipboard.
- Trim the text panel to 4.875 x 1.875” and then round the corners with the corner rounder punch. Layer this panel to a slightly larger white panel and trim the corners again. (Optionally you could trim the bottom with deckle edge scissors as I did.)
- Cut a piece of chipboard the same size as the red text panel, trim the corners (with scissors) and glue it to the back of the layered panel. Color in the letters with the White Gelly Roll pen.
- Trim the ‘ribbon’ that goes under the text panel to 7.375 x 1.25”, clip the ends and add ‘faux stitching’ with the black Gelly Roll pen as shown.
- Cut the lighter shaded red and green sheets to the sizes shown. The bottom dark green panel is 8.785 x 3.375” (cut from the second darker green half sheet). Optionally you can edge all of the panels with the Copic markers.
- Attach the strips to the canvas board, with the Quick Dry glue, in the sequence shown, leaving a thin border showing on the outer edges of the board. You only need to put a thin bead of glue around the edges of the panels, about .125” away from the edge. The .25” strips are attached with a single bead of glue down the middle. Wipe away any excess glue immediately. It dries fairy quick!
- Use the saved 11 x 4.25” strip from step 2 to make the scalloped snowflake strip. Not sure why the color came out so different on this photo! It is actually the same shade as the other light reds.
- Punch the border strip along the long edge of the sheet, and save the snowflakes. The finished strip is trimmed to 9 x .875” (measured from the scallop). I also punched out additional snowflakes from plain white KromeKote. Add ‘faux stitching’ along the top edge with the black Gelly Roll pen and edge with the red Copic.
- Begin attaching the ornaments with the Quick Dry glue, starting with the largest. Recommend you lay out the rest of the ornaments to your liking first, and then glue them as you have them laid out.
- Attach the text panel next, then finally the scalloped ribbon. Add snowflakes randomly on the bottom panel and glitter glue dots as desired. Once all the glitter glue is dried, your masterpiece can be framed or displayed on a tabletop easel.
Don’t forget to sign the back of the canvas board! This piece can be used every year as part of your holiday display, and it would also make a great gift for someone else to enjoy for years to come!