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Thu 27

Glittered New Piccolo Snowflake Ornament
by Jean Okimoto


Looking for more holiday designs featuring our 2017 Holiday Collection?  A background of Peerless Watercolors creates a special setting for the versatile new Piccolo Snowflake Ornament.  It's delicately contemporary and so easy to cut from glittered cardstock.  The cap and hanger - from the Millbrook Ornament set - add the finishing touch!

Hello again - Jean Okimoto here - with another simple Christmas design that's great for mass-production.  

Cut watercolor paper with the 2-1/2" x 3-3/4" Rectangle Basics die.  Diecut Piccolo Snowflake Ornament from your favorite glittered cardstock, then paint a coordinating background of Peerless Watercolors with a flat paintbrush or waterbrush.   Diecut a 2-1/4" x 3-1/2" rectangle from a portion of a Pool Notecard.  

Cut the solid Classic Ornament background from  the Pool Notecard.  Cut the Millbrook Ornament caps and the hanger from gold mirrored cardstock.  Assemble the ornament - sandwich the top of the Piccolo Snowflake Ornament between the two layers of the Millbrook Ornament caps.  

Attach the diecuts to a top-folded A-2 card of watercolor paper.  Add gold gem stickers.


I like mass-producing cards that are a little different each time.  Variations in the watercolored background keep this design from being too repetitive - and it looks great in so many color combos.  Try it in pink/coral/orange - or frosty shades of blue.  

Thanks for stopping by - see you again on Saturday.   No classes for me this weekend - I'm working on designs for my next class at Impress - Simply Asian on August 5th.  





Another stunner - I am really enjoying the mass producing ideas!

Oh so beautiful Jean.

This will be a version of my Christmas cards. Love it.

that is beautiful and inspiring. gonna have to try that one.

This is a Beautiful card!!! Love the ornament!!

Delightful card! Cool background. xxx

LOVE the colours and design! The watercolour panel looks magical against the layered ornament - WOW!

Love your cards Jean they are always just that little bit different and I always know its yours before I see your name too this bauble is so pretty with its swirly string perfect for a modern Christmas greeting thank you for sharing.

This card is a great example of your elegant style, Jean! I LOVE IT! Who wouldn't be thrilled to receive this happy mail?!

Thanks Heidi - it's more enjoyable when something is mass-produceable, but different each time!

Thanks Teresa - quick and easy too!

Thanks Joni - I hope you have fun making a bunch of these!

Thanks Deoris - try it in your favorite colors, or even w/ horizontal stripes too!

Thanks Maureen...Piccolo Snowflakes in a group - or as a single ornament - are easy to use and look
quite spiffy!

Thanks Christine - paint a bunch of backgrounds - they're great for any design!

Thanks TracyM - the tutorial was a bit wordy, but it's really quick and easy!

Thanks julye - I could sit here and paint watercolor stripes forever - but the pups are barking and dinner is calling!

Thanks Kathy - I love happy mail - especially w/ Dave's designs enclosed!

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