Inked Paper Ornaments

By  Dyan Reaveley  for  Ranger

size: flower, 4-1/2"x4-1/2"; star, 5"x5 1/4"

  • Inked Paper Ornaments
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  • Ranger Mixed Media Cardstock, four sheets
  • Button
  • Ribbon


  • Ranger Dylusions Stencils and Stamp Set: Large Holes Stencil, Small Diamonds Stencil, Fancy Florals Cling Stamp Collection, Holly Days Stamp Set, One Two Tree Stamp Set
  • Sizzix: Tim Holtz Vagabond Machine, 3-D Large Star Bright Die
  • Ranger Dylusions Inks: Postbox Red, Pomegranate Seed, Squeezed Orange, Fresh Lime, Dirty Martini, Chopped Pesto; Dylusions Paints, Postbox Red, Squeezed Orange, Fresh Lime, Cut Grass
  • Ranger Archival Jet Black Ink
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Adhesives: glue stick, double-sided tape

Basic Supplies

  • scissors, paper towels, spray bottle of water
  • Flower Ornament
  • 1. Spray three ink colors onto cardstock so they blend together. Create one green tone panel and one red tone panel. Blot with paper towel.

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  • 2. Place Large Holes stencil over sheet and spritz water through it. Blot with paper towel to lift some ink.

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  • 3. Stencil designs using Large Holes and Small Diamonds stencils and matching paint onto each inked cardstock panel.

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  • 4. Stamp small, medium, and large flowers with Jet Black ink onto inked panels.

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  • 5. Cut out stamped flower images with a slight border. Curl back of petals with pencil.
  • 6. Apply adhesive to back center of small flower and adhere to medium flower. Apply adhesive to back center of medium flower and adhere to large flower.

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  • 7. Adhere button on center of flower. Apply Glossy Accents. Punch hole at one end of large flower petal; thread ribbon through hole to create hanging loop.

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  • Star Ornament
  • 1. Repeat Steps 1-2 from flower ornament.
  • 2. Die cut inked cardstock panel using Star die and Vagabond machine. Run through machine to die cut two large star shapes from each color.

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  • 3. Stamp "Merry" with Jet Black ink onto center of green star. Paint words Postbox Red. Stamp "Holly Days" with black ink all over red star. Paint Holly Fresh Lime and Berries Postbox Red.

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  • 4. Turn stars over and fold at marked creases. Add double-sided tape to star tabs and stick stars together.

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  • 5. Punch hole into top point on star. Thread ribbon through hole to create hanging loop.

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