14 December 2010

An Ornament for My Daughter

Today I am showing off an ornament I made for my daughter using Dance Girl. This is one of my absolute favorite images - such a sweet little girl! I made this as part of the 12 Days in the Life Holiday Showcase over on the InStyle Stamps blog - you should definitely go check it out! Everyday (starting yesterday) until Christmas InStyle Stamps will be showing off amazing holiday projects by their designers. All of the projects feature images from the stunning A Day in the Life Collection (some are digi imags, some are rubber stamps).
To make this ornament, I used the image twice - once on the acetate piece and again on my white cardstock. I colored the one on cardstock using Copics and then turned it into a shaker. If you don't know how to do that, here is a tutorial. Then I placed my shaker on a larger frame, punched a hole in the top, and tied the ribbon on. The reason I used the image twice is so that even with the snow and beads covering her, you can still see the outline. The effect is so neat - you can see it in the pictures above and below.
My daughter has a 4' tall pink tree with pink lights in her room that she gets to decorate herself. It has her collection of Classic Winnie-the-Pooh ornaments, hand painted bulbs from my stepmother, and every single piece of costume jewelry she owns - faux pearls, plastic bracelets, princess rings - it's all on there. And now she is proudly displaying this little cutie!
Dance Girl is a cling rubber stamp and is available in limited quantities - so order her now! And for some holiday fun InStyle Stamps will have a post everyday between now and Christmas showcasing projects from the A Day in the Life Collection. It's our extra long holiday hop! We will draw a random commenter from all the people that comment every day, on every 12 Days in the Life post, from now through December 24th. The 25th (Christmas Day) will be a recap post, and you will have until December 27th at 3:00 PM EST to comment on all of the posts. We'll draw a random winner and post it on the 28th. One lucky commenter will win a $25 goodie bag from InStyle Stamps! Remember - you have to comment on ALL of the posts to be eligible - so be sure to head over to the InStyle Stamps blog!


Maria Levine said...

Taylor that is so awesome! I will go check it out now! is that a pink tree i see?

Patricia said...

This is so amazingly fabulous. I wanted to reach through the monitor and give the ornament a shake to watch the "snow" in it, LOL!

Pam Hornschu said...

What a sweet ornament and perfect for your daughter's tree! Love how you stamped on the acetate as well as the inside so that the image doesn't get lost with the shaker stuff.