Friday, November 23, 2012

Santa Tea Light Ornament

I had such fun making the Rudolph tea light ornament yesterday
that I thought a Santa would be cute too.
This was my first go at making a file from scratch with Inkscape and
then transfering it into the Make The Cut software.
I don't know if you can tell in my crappy pictures how cute this little guy is!
This was my prototype and to my surprise it all fit together
perfectly the first time.
I embossed the beard, mustache, hat brim and hat pom and
shimmer misted them to give the ornament some sparkle.

Again, I cut the tip of the tea light "flame" off and colored it
with a red Sharpie marker.  When it was all put together I
decided to rub a little blush under his eyes with a Q-tip.
If your going to try the blush, I suggest you test it on a
scrap piece of cardstock first as you only need the tiniest
At this point I should have left him alone as he was just
as sweet as could be but, I decided to add more
dimension with a Pearl Pen to the hat and pom. 
As soon as I started I knew it was a mistake!
It distracted from the embossing and Shimmer Mist and spread out to much. 
Then to top it off, I set it to my side to dry and ended up sticking my
elbow in it and messed it up totally.
I will deconstruct this one and start over but I wanted to get the file
uploaded so that you can make your own without waiting for me
to do so.  Christmas is fast approaching and I know everyone
is eager to make their projects now.
You can download the MTC file here:


Until next time, 


Lynne Armstrong said...

Thank you Becky Jo...he's very cute and will be a wonderful additional to my Christmas projects :) Love the embossed beard!

Lysa said...

Hi Becky Jo
OMG! I so know what I am making today. And Becky, I think the Rudolph will be awesome hanging off of this years magic reindeer food package (make it every year). Thanks for the file.

Linda said...

Thank you so much for all cute tealights, they are going to be a hit at the table and on the tree.

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