Who DOESN”T need more Christmas Craft ideas????? I spend quite a bit of time searching other people’s blogs for awesome craft ideas and card themes, etc…… a couple of days ago I was trying to come up with something I could do for our local doctors offices for Christmas and I found this post: http://www.addalittledazzle.com/my_weblog/2009/11/holiday-lounge-ornament-tutorial-and-more.html
I did mine slightly differently- after I messed up a few times of course! First I squirted my ink in the glass ball… I did not count drops. Then I swirled my ink in the glass ball, popped the top off my re-inker and poured the excess back in the bottle. I then set it upside down to drain for 30 minutes or so because no matter what you will get a pool of ink in the bottom if your don’t do this (I used the plastic tray that the ornaments come in). THEN I funneled my glitter in and swirled it. I used Dazzling Diamonds glitter from Stampin Up. WARNING! These use a lot of ink and a lot of glitter! Because they use so much ink, I chose to use colors I don’t use very often. The pinkish one above is Marvelous Magenta and the green one is Wild Wasabi. Even if your ink look to dark swirl it and let it drain, I made one using old olive (only one ornament because I use this color all the time, but I wanted to see if it would work). It looked almost black but after it drained and the glitter was in it, it lightened up a lot and the deep green was really pretty!