Tuesday, December 11

Handmade Ornaments -Part 2....Inspired by Tim's 12 Tags Challenge

I love working with distress and Tim Holtz's products and creative ideas, so how perfect was this! Simon Says Stamp challenge this week is to create something inspired by Tim's 12 tags, and I have been admiring all the ideas with the blueprint stamps and I found they are awesome for making ornaments!
Step one - make a LOT of distressed ribbons using the Tim Holtz Distress Stains...stockpile for projects....stain hands with all these colors the night before parent conferences. (Um, did it all come off my hands...oh no!)

Step two - use my Balzer template and Dylusions mist on blank drink coasters, then when dry, go over them with Distress Stains. I also cut patterned paper for the backs.

Step three- use my new Tim Holtz blueprint stamps and add white snowflakes.

Step four- stamp a blueprint design on each, color in parts with my Distress Markers, and add some lime green liquid pearls.

Step five - add crystal effects, glitter, punch holes, add ribbons...




Christmas Tree

I had a lot of fun making these and I am one step closer to being ready for the holidays!



  1. these are wonderful, Maura! great job!

  2. these are wonderful, Maura! great job!

  3. Maura...your ornaments are darling! Love the blueprint stamps and how you've used them! Love the colored ribbons that you've made for each ornament! Great idea! Thanks for sharing your work with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  4. Fabulous make! Love the assembly line you got going! The BP images are gorgeously sparkled! Love all that ribbon too...yummy!

  5. These are awesome! Great idea for ornaments and love the ribbons and all the textures. Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

  6. AMAZING work, Maura!!!!

  7. These are brilliant and look like a BLAST to make. I so feel your pain about the inky hands at work. LOL. Oh well. I absolutely love the idea of using blank coasters and your colors are yummy!!
    Merry Christmas.

  8. Your tree will look so colourful with all these great decorations. Love all the inky layers. Congrats on the top three pick at Simon Says Stamp and Show

  9. Thanks everyone, I am very excited to be chosen as one of the three!

  10. Let's do this class next Fall for our own winning Maura inspired tree...Colleen T.

  11. Great idea Colleen! We need to remember that for this fall!


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