It’s Natalie here with my first official Basically Bare post!
For my project today I have made Christmas ornaments with some of my favorite shapes the “Happy Little Houses” I just love these houses, the possibilities are endless with them!
I also used the Chipboard Fanciful Frames II for the base of my ornament and added a ‘gear’ snowflake for more texture and fun!
I started by adding a little glue to the front of my chipboard shape and glued it to my patterned paper.
When they were dry I trimmed each one out with my x-acto knife, and sanded and distressed the edges to give finish them off.
For my ‘gear’ snowflake, I added several layers of Stampendous “Winter Wonderland” embossing powder. I focused my heat tool on a few of the edges, got them hot and dipped them into the embossing powder several times to give some texture. I found it worked better to focus on a smaller area at a time so that it stays nice and hot for the embossing powder to stick.
I finished off the gear with a circle of patterned paper to cover up any that I may have missed with the embossing powder. I glued the snowflake gear to one of the frames using pop dots. Then it was time for the house. I used buttons and red flowers for a wreath, added some stamping for texture and topped it off with a layer of glitter snow.
For my second ornament, I made some little bushes on either side of the house with buttons, adding more glitter for snow.
I love how these turned out and can’t wait to make more!