Let’s Make a Shaker Ornament

By Martha Lucia Gomez

Hello there! Today’s tutorial is a shaker ornament created with embossing powders and using different colors in a single piece. To make this, I used the MBoss in Blue Icicle, Sapphire and White. To create this type of embellishments or ornaments for your cards, gifts or Christmas Trees, you can also use our traditional Embossing Powders in any color.  

Skill Level: Medium

Time to Complete: 45 minutes

Directions:

Step 1:

Apply a layer of ink to your Shaker Base or Chipboard piece directly with the ink pad of VersaMark. You can also use the small size or cube of VersaMark Ink if you are using a small piece of shaker card or chipboard. Make the emphasis on the center if it has the designed part. 

Step 2:

Cover the center of your ornament with the light color of MBoss or embossing powder. In my sample, I am using the Blue Icicle.

Step 3:

Melt the MBoss or Embossing Powder with the heat tool. Don’t worry if the powder covered some parts of the border.

Step 4:

Repeat steps 2 and 3 if you want a thick effect or want better coverage.

Step 5:

Ink the border or the chipboard ornament or shaker piece with the VersaMark Ink Pad, taking care not to cover the center of the piece. 

Step 6:

Cover the inked area with the dark color of MBoss. I am using the Sapphire.

Step 7:

Melt the powder with the heat tool. Then, add some touches of MBoss White to create more dimension over it. Melt the MBoss White or White Embossing Powder with the heat tool. 

Step 8:

Assemble your shaker card or finish the ornament by adding some sprinkles or small sequins and adding a piece of ribbon to tie it.

Voila! Our ornament is finished and can be used to decorate a card, a gift or to be handled on a Christmas Tree.

Remember that you can use this idea for any type of chipboard piece or for any occasion, not only for Christmas. 

Art Supplies:

Imagine:

• Mboss Sapphire, Blue Icicle and White

• Tear it! Tape

• Craft Mat

• VersaMark

Other:

• Shaker Dimension Set or Chipboard Piece. 

• Heat Tool

• Sequins

Easy to Make Christmas Napkin Holders

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By Kyriakos Pachadiroglou –

Stamp on Vertigo sheets to make sparkling napkin rings using Mboss Valentine embossing powder. Repeat stamping on white card stock to make little tags to decorate your festive table.

 

Skill: Beginner

Time: 1 Hour

 

Directions:

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Step 1

Cut 2 ½ x 5 in pieces of the Vertigo sheets and stamp with VersaMark watermark ink.

Cover with Mboss Valentine embossing powder and heat set.

 

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Step 2

Use an ink blusher to color around the stamped image with the StazOn Studio Glaze gold.

 

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Step 3

Stamp stars with the StazOn Black Cherry ink pad.

 

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Step 4

Punch one hold at the middle left and right long side edges and place satin ribbon.

 

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Step 5

Stamp the nutcracker stamp on white card stock with VersaMark watermark ink pad. Cover with Mboss Valentine embossing powder and heat set. Cut around. Repeat with the Mboss Sparkling Champagne Embossing Powder. 

 

Art Supplies:

Imagine

StazOn – Black Cherry

VersaMark – Original

StazOn Studio Glaze – Gold

Mboss – Valentine, Sparkling Champagne

Vertigo Sheet – Pebbles

Ink Blushers

Other

• Nutcracker Stamp

• Heat Tool

• Gold Satin Ribbon

• White Card Stock

• Hole Punch

 

Tips on How to Create a DIY Glass Block Winter Scene

by Jennifer Vanderbeek

Even if you live in an area that’s not known for snow, it doesn’t mean you can’t bring a little snowy wonderland to your view. A very little one, in this case, as I’ve transformed a decorative glass block into a winter window scene that can be set up anywhere you need an extra dose of winter!

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Glass Block
  • 
Magazine Images or Clip Art
  • Paint Brush
  • Heat Tool
  • Paper Towels or Wipes
  • 
Water
Acrylic Paint – Cobalt Blue, Burnt Umber
  • Washi Tape
  • Craft Knife
  • 
Battery-operated LED Lights (optional)