The Last Day!

Welcome to the 

Donna Salazar Designs  
Twelve Days of Christmas 
Blog Hop!!

 This is DAY 12 of the Hop. 

Each day from now until Christmas, the Donna Salazar Designs Design Team will be sharing holiday ideas using products from Donna Salazar Designs and our partners, Zutter, Clearsnap, GCD, and Spellbinders. We'll also be announcing and sharing some of Donna Salazar Designs' newest products, set to release at the Winter Craft & Hobby Association Show in Los Angeles in January 2011.
Each day, visit the Design Team Members' Blogs listed below to see what inspiring holiday ideas they are sharing. Leave a comment on their blog post to be entered to win a prize!!! On December 24th, Mrs. Claus (aka Donna) will be announcing the winners. It's certainly going to be a crafty Christmas this year!

Dec 23rd – Day 12
Jennifer Priest —

Tammy Inman —

Today Tammy and I are sharing how to use Colorbox inkpads with Donna Salazar Designs products.I created this tag using several ColorBox and Clearsnap products: Smooch, ColorBox Chalk Ink, Embossing Powder, and ColorBox Pigment Ink.


Stamp – Donna Salazar Designs
Paper – Donna Salazar Designs, Pink Paislee, Sassafras Lass
Punches – Martha Stewart, EK Success
Ink – ColorBox and Clearsnap
Embossing Powder – Clearsnap 
Ribbon, Twine – 
Stamp the Partidge In A Pear Tree stamp on the Donna Salazar Artistic Paper using ColorBox Silver Pigment Ink.
Sprinkle the image with embossing powder–the nice thing about pigment inks is that they have a nice, opaque color but are tacky so embossing powders stick well to them.

Heat emboss the image of the tree using a Heat Gun.
Using a ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Cat's Eye in Lime Pastel, dab “leaves” onto the tree. The shape of the ink pad is leaf-like so it is a nice touch. 

Paint the leaves with a light color of Smooch.
Dab on a dot of a darker green Smooch on a few of the leaves and then paint over it with the light Smooch again. This will blend the two colors for a more organic feeling leaf.

Paint the tree trunk and branches with Smooch as well. And paint the Partridge with Smooch in Gold Lame.

Cut a tag from Donna's Weathered Winter paper and add a border along the bottom as well as a string and bow. Cut out the tree and mount with foam adhesive. Add bling, “Merry” sentiment, and punched snowflakes.


Thank you for visiting my blog during the Donna Salazar Twelve Days of Christmas Blog Hop.  Don't forget to visit the other blogs on the hop and leave comments to be entered to win.

Happy Holidays!

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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15 thoughts on “The Last Day!

  1. what a beautiful ornament and I really like the idea of embossing over the silver ink.

    Posted on December 23, 2010 at 8:28 pm
  2. omgosh!! i must have that stamp.. SOOO PRETTY!!



    Posted on December 23, 2010 at 8:32 pm
  3. Neato technique with beautiful results!

    Posted on December 23, 2010 at 9:11 pm
  4. Very pretty! Thanks for sharing your techniques! Anne, yourmainestamper

    Posted on December 23, 2010 at 11:13 pm
  5. really gorgeous!!! Love the pear tree and the green ribbon. Amzing job!
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    Posted on December 23, 2010 at 11:49 pm
  6. wow, that turned out really nice! tfs!

    Posted on December 24, 2010 at 4:12 am
  7. That is a very cool ornament, neat quick techniques , thanks for the inspiration, Angel

    Posted on December 24, 2010 at 5:52 am
  8. Beautiful ornament! Thank you for sharing it with us.

    Have a Merry Christmas!

    Posted on December 24, 2010 at 6:43 am
  9. This is a beautiful tag. Merry Christmas.

    Posted on December 24, 2010 at 3:57 pm
  10. I love that tree stamp, so many different possibilities with it! Thanks for sharing.

    Posted on December 24, 2010 at 6:41 pm
  11. Love the way this turned out. I so could see doing that n a fall layout……

    Posted on December 24, 2010 at 8:03 pm
  12. Your project is wonderful, that stamp is a total must have!!

    Posted on December 24, 2010 at 8:34 pm
  13. Beautiful, very beautiful. I like the bling.

    Posted on December 24, 2010 at 8:43 pm
  14. Absolutely gorgeous!

    Posted on December 24, 2010 at 9:21 pm
  15. Wonderful project! Merry Christmas!!!

    Posted on December 25, 2010 at 12:15 am