Monday, December 5, 2011

Amber Ink Holiday Blog Hop...

Welcome to our second annual Amber Ink Holiday blog hop. This year our alumni are tapping in to their inner elves for some fun and
frolic.



We've made our list but you'll probably want to check it twice.
Or check it thrice. We just don't know who'll be naughty or nice.

There are 23 commenting spots to be precise
And 23 prizes to help entice.

So see those badges down below?
Roll the dice. Let elf magic flow…

Hop on Monday
Hop on Tuesday
Prizes on Wednesday

One Grand Prize winner will receive an Elf of the Shelf gift set, so be sure to
visit every single elfin spot. The final list will be sent to Santa, so
remember… the only person you are really competing with is your elf.

That silly elf just can't seem to keep himself out of trouble some days. Lookie who we found on our tree...


I resized the digi images down to about 2.5 x 2.5 inches (depends on the size of your glass balls) and create a mirror image. Print out both the original and the mirror image. 

Color both elves.

Cut out both elves (carefully! Those tiny arms and legs aren't the easiest to cut out.) When you're finished cutting them out glue them back to back with a piece of fishing line in the middle.  Run markers around the edges of the elf to clean up the edges. 


Now its time to slip that naughty boy into his hiding spot. Carefully fold the arms and legs in and slip him into the glass ball. Hand onto the fishing line so you can position him when he's in. If his arms and legs are still folded in a bit, slip a paintbrush or something tiny in and carefully push the paper down. DON'T stick your finger in the glass ball and attempt to do this. Lets just say I learned that the hard way last year. 


And because elves are magical creatures he needs a bit of sparkle. Add a bit of Stampendous Shaved Ice or Glitter. 

Add the ornament top back on. Add a bow and hand on the tree!

I had so much fun playing with this cute elf I had to make a card to go along with the ornament. I colored him in with Copics and added lots of Shaved Ice for sparkle.

To create the snowflakes I used the Kreaxions Punch #312. I added glue to both sides of the snowflakes and dipped them into the glitter. Lots of sparkle!


I have one more project to share with you. I was in an ornament making mood, so I dug out my Amber Ink Fish Wishes Clear Set (aka Willem's Fishes) and set to work. I stamped the fishing pole image on Stampendous Acetate in Archival Ink. When it was dry I flipped it over and colored it with Copics. Using a Kreaxions Circle cutter, I cut the image out. Roll the image to fit it in the glass ball. For the sand, I colored in glass hole less beads with Copic refills and poured them into the ball. Add a bit of ribbon and you're done! This ornament will be going to my little fishing addict this year.



PRIZE: Want to win Amber Ink Snow Angel of your own? Be sure to leave a comment. I'll be drawing a winner Wednesday! Ready to hop? Follow the torches in Mr Linky...

28 comments:

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Wow you were the busy bee and great bee at that. Im a new friend. TFS I would love to make my own.

Debra Miller said...

What a fun project! Fabulous.

Pam said...

WENDY! I'm only at #1 and already completely blown away! This is just smashing!

Michelle said...

Love the homemade ornaments,and your card is gorgeous!

Karin said...

You are a holiday genius! Love that the elf made his way on the tree via an ornament...Cute!

Esther said...

Wow, what a cool idea!!
Super fun!!!

Julie E said...

What serious cuteness!!! Love this project and snow angel elf. I may just need to make some of these. I know my kiddos would love it as would a few other families!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

I LOVE the ornaments and your fun card! Super cute!

Starla B. said...

These are all just adorable!! Thank you for the tutorial on the ornament. =D

Beckie said...

Great projects. Love 'em both.

Be Blessed, Beckie

Sonya said...

What a super cute project!! Well done!

Teresa Jenkins said...

So cute! Love the ornaments!!

melissac said...

This is such a fun idea!!! I think i'm going to give it a try with my girls!! Blessings and hugs,

Jenn Borjeson said...

These are AWESOME!!!!!

Christa said...

Wendi! Thanks for stopping by my blog on the MSW blog hop this weekend! I am really loving that little fishing ornament especially!

Cheryl said...

What great ideas! I really love the projects you created. I have to try making some ornaments

Angela K said...

Love your ornaments, too cute!

Erika Owens said...

Love the ornament with the Elf on the Shelf! I would love a chance to win

Amberbop said...

Yay! Willem's fishes have to be my fave ever. I love this orb of joy :) xo -A

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, way to think out of the box. I just love that you got the elf in the ornament. Your card and other ornament are also great. TFS.

Thanh Vo said...

Wooooooot! What awesome projects to showcase Amber Ink products, Wendy! Go team Amber Alumni girls, go!!!

A Mother and A Daughter said...

I have GOT to make one of those elf in the clear ball ornaments. I did my Christmas tree in an elf theme! Love it! I am a new follower! ~ Barbara

Taylor U. said...

*thud* I LOVE your ornaments!!!! Woooooowee you are SO creative!!!

Dilsaver Designs said...

So adorable, I just love how your ornaments turned out and your card is just wonderful :)

Lindsey said...

What a cute -- and original -- idea! I love your little elf ornament, as well as your fishing one! And your sparkly card looks great, too!

Create With Joy said...

Just adorable!

Ramona
http://create-with-joy.com

jessica said...

Such a super adorable ornament!!
Tfs
Jessica

Diane Clark-Sutton said...

Cute little elf.