I had the tunes cranking while I made these ornaments using 2″ square Memory Frames from Eclectic Paperie. You can fit up to three layers of paper in each, and they’re very easy to use. Just lay out the pieces you want visible (front and back), plus a scrap to serve as a third layer if needed (depending on the thickness of the paper you choose).
Once it’s held in place, continue closing the frame and slide the little tab on the upper right into the slot on the side. All set!
It’s important to remember that anything you add (besides ink) counts as a layer. I added a little punched snowflake to the snowman with the red scarf, and that meant not adding any other paper. Same with the words I added to the blueprint snowman – that frame is full now with three layers (stamped image, back paper, and stamped words).
The larger snowman ornament has a sparkly gem glued to the outside of the glass above the punched snowflake, giving it a nice 3D appearance. The Christmas tree and full-body snowman are from Tim Holtz’s new Mini Blueprints stamp set.
I stamped these on Specialty Stamping Paper which really makes a difference. It’s a bit more expensive but it takes ink like buttah! It’s especially useful on small projects like this… I don’t use it all the time but it really pops when I do. I masked off the two snowmen so I could keep their whites, white. Using a combo of Distress Markers and Distress Inks, I colored them in. I used magazine cut-outs so the backs will be nice looking when hanging on my tree.
Thanks so much for visiting. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. The frames and glass are available in a variety of sizes at Eclectic Paperie and they can be used for jewelry making, as well.
Have a great week!
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