Hi Friends! Tina here, from “The Serene Stamper” with another Passport Pals guest post!  It’s always fun to come and visit Frenchie, here on her blog, with projects that I hope you’ll enjoy.  I’ve got a pretty Christmas ornament to share with you today, which features a technique known as ‘Paper Tole’ (3-D paper art).

I thoroughly enjoyed making this ornament and I love how the bird just pops off the paper! Paper Tole is  really easy to do – you just use two or more copies of the same image, cut out parts of the image and layer and build it up to create a 3-D look. It’s soooo much fun to do!  I used bits of our Stampin’ Dimensionals (#104430) in between the layers to build up the image, which in this case is the bird from the “For the Birds” stamp set: 

The Oval Accent Die is perfect for making ornaments.  Just use some of our new Coaster Board and Designer Series Paper of your choice – I used Season of Style – and glue the two together.  Place a snowflake from the Festive Flurry Framelits on top and run through the Big Shot.  Our gorgeous Champagne Glass Glitter added lots of bling and Crystal Effects added the gloss.  The 1″ Stitched Edge Grosgrain Cherry Cobbler Ribbon was ideal for the bow and the Bird Builder Punch created the ‘folliage”.  I used the Magnificent Maple stamp to add the ‘veins’ of the ‘leaves’.  Oh, and let’s not forget the little snow flakes! The Snow Day stamp set  has a lovely little snow flake which I first stamped in Pool Party Ink, added some Dazzling Diamonds and then stamped again on Silver Foil Paper which I cut and adhered with a glue dot and finished with a small pearl.

I think this ornament would be perfect to give away as is, or use it to decorate in your home or even use it to adorn a special gift.
Click on the image to view supplies used.

I hope I’ve inspired you today to take some time to create a lovely hand-crafted ornament that you – or a very lucky recipient – will cherish for years to come.

Be sure to head on over to my blog today to see Frenchie’s super cool project too!  Just click HERE.
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Enjoy the day and HAPPY STAMPING!

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