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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Christmas Festivities Day 19 and Tutorial Tuesdays: Winter Solstice Faerie Snowflake Shaker Ornament by Leigh!

Seasons Greetings Everyone🎄
Welcome back for Day 19 of our Christmas Festivities and today's Tutorial Tuesday segment!

If you're just joining us we're having a wonderful time with daily project shares featuring LeighSBDesigns new Christmas Collection with other designs from the year making appearances as well.  Join us all month long for lots of fabulously festive creations and leave us some love each day.  Tell me which of the new Christmas designs is your favourite in the comments to be in the running to win one LeighSBDesigns Christmas/Winter digi of your choice❄️

If you missed the unveiling of the 2017 Christmas Collection then check out the post here and also watch the new release compilation video showing off the 7 new digi designs🎄  There's something for everyone from a realistic winter themed faerie to festive kitties and of course there's Oddleigh Elves too❄️  There will be Flash Sales going on all month long🎅🏻

Winter Solstice Faerie Snowflake
Shaker Ornament Tutorial 
by Leigh

For today's tutorial I made a hanging shaker ornament featuring Winter Solstice Faerie from my new Christmas Collection❄️  This beauty is now on FLASH SALE for 25% off until midnight tonight pacific time🎅🏻

Check out my little video of the ornament in action❄️

Print Winter Solstice Faerie out onto white cardstock suitable for Copic markers and fussy cut out.

 Colour with the following Copics
E000, 00, 01 and RV10
BG10, 11 and 13
BV000, 00, 01and 02
B0000, 00 and 23

Colour her moon pendant, her corset fasters and the centers of the hexagonal crystals with a metallic silver gel pen.

Apply Viva Pearl Magic Transparent Lilac dimensional gel to her pendant, moon tiara and snowflake wings and put aside to dry.

Make a round shaker pouch using a clear plastic page protector and a Creative HotMarks tool.

To make my shaker ornament I'm using the cardboard painter's tape tube.  Use the tube as the template to create the pouch.  The HotMarks tool seals and cuts the plastic as you trace the shape.

Leave a small opening and fill the pouch with snowflakes, tinsel and glitter.

Seal the opening with the HotMarks tool and trim away any excess plastic with scissors if needed.

Base coat the cardboard tube with gesso or white acrylic paint.

Emboss a sheet of white cardstock with a snowflake design.  I used Darice's Snowflake Swirl embossing folder.

Cut two strips the same size as the cardboard tube and adhere the embossed strips to the inner and outer sides with glue.  Apply clear Wink of Stella to the embossed design.

Adhere the shaker pouch to the tube with Inkssenstials Glossy Accents.

Adhere a snowflake ornament to the other side.

Die cut out two Impression Obsessions Stamps wreath dies plus two sprigs of greenery and holly from the same set from white cardstock and apply clear Wink of Stella for a touch of magical shimmer.

Adhere a portion of one wreath to the top edge with Inkssentials Glossy Accents, adhere the Winter Solstice Faerie and then add more wreath along the bottom edge.

Apply a coat of Diamond Stickles glitter glue to the Christmas greenery and holly leaves and adhere them to the left side of the tube.

Add a single blue pearlescent self-adhesive pearl as a berry.

 Adhere 5 smaller pearls randomly around the wreath to complete the ornament.

Here's a look at the finished ornament❄️
 I love how it turned out and hope you do too😋

The 3D ornament is beautiful from any angle so you can hang it anywhere in your home!

Or hang it in a window!

Or on your Christmas tree!

Winter Solstice Faerie

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Thanks for stopping by to see my project today, see you again tomorrow❄️
Happy Stamping!


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Happy Stamping!
Leigh S-B