Saturday, November 21, 2009

Saturday Spotlight on Hidden Potential #8: Ornaments!

Digital images by Cutting Café: ‘All About Christmas’. Cardstock: Vellum, silver, Doodlebug white glitter. Accessories: Circle Nestabilities, hole punch, organdy ribbon.

Christmas is only 33 days away – can you believe it? And in the spirit of preparing for the season, this week’s Saturday Spotlight on Hidden Potential, sponsored by the Cutting Cafe, is all about ornaments.

Here's this week's challenge: Make your version of any type of ornament...doesn't have to be just for Christmas...any kind!

For my first ornament, I colored in the snowflake from the ‘All About Christmas’ set via the free and then printed it out on vellum. A couple of circle die cuts and voila – a gift tag that is also a memento to hang on the recipient’s tree. The vellum image gives a beautiful stained glass effect when backlit by a Christmas tree light.

The second ornament is all about the sparkle – glitter DP, Dazzling Diamonds on the snowflake image, and even glitter pen accents on the center snowflake!

Sparkly items are so difficult for me to photograph their true beauty (it's much better IRL when you can play with it in the sunshine!), but here's a more detailed photo of all the bling:

Be sure to stop by the Saturday Spotlight on Hidden Potential challenge #8 post to see how the other Design Team members created ornaments or used them in their projects. Link your own ornament creation to the post for your chance to win three free sets of your choice from the Cutting Cafe!


  1. So delicate and beautiful ornament Jess!!! I love the quote on it! ;)

    Thank you so much for your nice comment on my blog!!! ;)

  2. Oh wowzer!! Jess, these are BOTH just gorgeous hun!!! Love the color you got into your snowflake image!! The sparkle is just fabulous with it all popped out!!! Such awesome ornaments!! Thanks so much for another FABULOUS creation!! YOU ROCK!! HUGS

  3. Ooooh, these are beautiful. I love the close up of the shimmery one with all the layers and pretty details. GREAT job!

  4. WOW! Absolutely beautiful and I love the dimension & sparkle! GREAT JOB!!

  5. Both are gorgeous!! Love the sparkle you added on the second one!!

  6. Cute ornaments Jessica! Kristin

  7. Jess this is one gorgeous ornament...I LOVE your color combo it is soooo pretty and just stands out!!! Great design and one fab creation!

  8. wow Jessica these are awesome. and you did a great job of capturing the glittery goodness of the second one!! I think I am "done" with chirstmas so if I do an ornament, maybe it will be an easter ornament!

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