Monday, December 5, 2011

Alcohol Ink Monogrammed Ornaments

I bought these glass ornaments to make for the Mops (Mothers of Preschoolers) ladies  I mentor at church.   I planned to color them  using the floor wax technique but never seemed to get the floor wax.  So instead I tried dropping Alcohol Ink and really loved the way they came out.  When I dropped the ink it poured around edges and pooled at bottom which made cool effects.  I used two colors on each one.  
Closeups
Here are all the ornaments laid out drying.  
The letters are cut from Winter Woodland at 3 inches.  
The  Tags from Winter Wonderland cut at 2 inches page 41  and I then added mini roses to top.
For the Cricut Circle challenge this week we were to use purchased flowers.  Well I purchased these flowers over three years ago for my daughter's wedding and we still have 100's.  

Enter ornament- Paper Variety 
CC weekly challenge- Flower Fusion Challenge using  purchased flowers

Then I needed to make boxes to put each ornament in. 
I used Sweet Tooth Boxes  page 60 cut at 11 inches 
I then made Tim Holtz rosette, used K and Company  embellishments 
and Graphic 45 tags cut from paper and Michaels ribbon.   
I used to make  a box like this by hand so I was thrilled how quick they cut and went together.  
Entering in CC Monthly challenge- Holiday Gift Wrapping Challenge   
My Craft Spot- gift wrap challenge

9 comments:

  1. Love the ornaments and the box is gorgeous! Nice gift idea too:)
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  2. Love the ornaments and the boxes for the ornaments Great Jo Suzanne.

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  3. Your ornaments look great and love the cute gift boxes and rosettes.Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot this week.
    Jayne x

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  4. OMGosh Suzanne, these came out so beautiful!!! I love how the alcohol ink looks, but still gives a "see" through quality to the ornament! The boxes are just as beautiful as the ornaments my friend. I think I need to become the parent to a preschooler out your way just to get some of these cool gifts!!! lol, lol-NOT!!! I like being grandma to preschoolers instead. lol

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  5. These ornaments are wonderful!! They look stunning & the gift boxes are prefect too :)

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  6. What a great gift idea!! Your boxes are just as beautiful as the ornaments!! Thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot!

    Kimberly

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  7. What a fabulous idea for gifts - and the boxes are amazing too! I especially like the rosettes. How wonderful that you mentor the young women of your church. I wish I'd been involved in something like that when I had young children!!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Kate
    Small Bits of Paper
    smallbitsofpaper @ hotmail.com [remove spaces]

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  8. So cute!! These are awesome gifts! Thanks for playing along with us at My Craft Spot! I hope you'll join us again this week!
    Amber

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  9. Awesome! Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot!

    Aymee

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