Believe in Magic

I am kicking off the Christmas season with an ornament that I made for a recent event. I was an instructor at The Crafty Scrapper’s Christmas Carousel event this past Saturday. It was a long, fun day of crafting.

For my project, I started with a cardboard base that I die cut (using an old die that I have no idea who makes it). Then we painted it using two colors of Distress paint – Iced Spruce and Weathered Wood. Then we added Forest Moss Distress Stain, Pewter Perfect Pearls Mist, and silver Bo Bunny Glitter Paste.

Zunky Chic ~ Erica Hofstetter ~ Believe ornament ~ Authentique

The dies are all Tim Holtz. The adorable Santa image is from Authentique’s new Christmastime collection. We painted, glittered, and embossed a wooden snowflake from Do Crafts.

Zunky Chic ~ Erica Hofstetter ~ Believe ornament ~ Authentique

We also dyed seam binding with Fired Brick Distress Ink, and added a spritz of the Pewter Perfect Pearls Mist to give it a more aged look. We had a lot of fun making our vintage style ornaments!


2 comments to Believe in Magic

  • Audrey Pettit  says:

    Oh, that is absolutely beautiful, Erica! I love the laced die cut for the background, and the greenery and snowflake are so pretty, too! The sparkle is fabulous and I adore those snowy pinecones… and of course vintage Santa is amazing! Wow, gorgeous! Love it!
    And I just finished opening up your beautiful birthday card! Thank you so, so much! I absolutely LOVE it!

  • ‘Tis the Season  says:

    […] techniques or with new products to see how I like them. While trying to create a background for my Believe ornament class, I tested different paints and colors on cardboard until I figured out what I liked. So, now I have […]

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