Photocopier-ready transparency film sheet
Powder Pal tray or sheet of scrap paper
Embossing buddy, or anti cling dryer sheet
1 Â¼" or 1â…œ" (3.1 or 3.4 cm) circle punch
Gold embossing powder
Wing it stamp set, or a wing stamp
White StazOn ink
Scrap paper and Doto glue or Post-it note
Coluzzle circle cutting kit (optional)
Paper piercer tool or â…›" (3 mm) round punch
Clear glass Christmas balls
Mini glue dots
Note: Stamp-challenged crafters could use Muggle technology to print an
HP picture of their choice on the acetate. Just make sure the final
image is ½" (1.3 cm) smaller than the diameter of the glass ball. You
could either use a color image or reduce a black and white coloring
book picture and color it using Sharpie markers. Just make sure to buy
the right kind of transparency, or get your images printed in a
Rub your embossing buddy or dryer sheet over your Powder Pal tray or scrap paper and your transparency film sheet.
a few circles in your scrap paper, making sure they are sufficiently
spaced out on the scrap paper and set the punched circles aside.
Place the scrap paper over the transparency and stamp Versamark
ink over the punched circle. Remove the scrap paper carefully. You
should now have inked circles on your transparency. Repeat for each
ornament you are making.
Pour embossing powder over the transparency, collecting the excess powder in your Powder Pal
tray or your sheet of scrap paper. If need be, tap the back of the
transparency to remove excess powder, or brush excess powder off gently
using a small paintbrush.
Hold the embossing gun farther from
the transparency than you normally would and emboss the powder until it
changes consistency. If the gun is too close to the transparency, the
sheet will warp or melt, so be careful!!
Stamp the wing on a piece of scrap paper or on a Post-it
note using colored ink (the color doesn't matter) and clean your stamp
normally. If you use the latter, make sure part of the image is stamped
over the sticky strip of the Post-it note. Cut out the image as closely as possible. If using scrap paper, add a strip of Dotto behind your image. This will be your wing mask.
Ink the wing stamp in StazOn ink and stamp it on the transparency film, a bit over the golden circle.
Wait a few seconds then stick the wing mask right over the StazOn wing. Make sure the wing is perfectly covered.
Ink the wing stamp in StazOn ink and stamp it near where you stamped the other wing, and remove the wing mask. You should now have a golden snitch!
Author's Note: You should always remove StazOn ink from your stamps using StazOn cleaner.
Ink your snowflake stamp in StazOn ink and stamp randomly between the snitches. You can use more than one snowflake stamp to add a bit of dimension.
Cut out a circle in the transparency film using the Coluzzle
cutting system or scissors (in which case the shape doesn't need to be
a perfect circle). It should be roughly ½" (1.3 cm) smaller than the
diameter of the glass ball and should include one snitch and a few
snowflakes (partial or complete).
Punch a whole in the top of
the transparency with a paper piercer tool or â…›" (3 mm) round punch and
thread a 6 to 8" (15 to 20 cm) silver cord through the hole.
Remove the metal hanger and cap off the neck of the Christmas ball and set it aside.
a sheet of scrap paper and rub your embossing buddy or dryer sheet over
it. Make a funnel out of the paper and pour a few teaspoon of fake snow
inside the glass Christmas ball.
Roll the transparency circle
into a tube, making sure to hold on to the silver cord (if you lose it
in the ball, you'll waste a lot of time trying to grab it back, and
odds are it'll unthread from the transparency!). Insert the tube in the
ornament, still making sure to hold on to that silver cord. The
transparency will pop open inside the Christmas ball.
mini glue dot outside the neck of the Christmas ball. Push the silver
cord in the glue dot and trim the excess cord using your scissors.
replace the metal hanger and the cap and decorate the outside of your
ball if desired. Use silver cord to create a hanging loop.
JosÃ©e Leblanc's tutorial was taken with permission, and was inspired by this tutorial.