When I was pregnant with Elden, I fell in love with Young House Love's first ornament for their daughter, Clara. However, I wanted to do a different spin on it. After we had Elden and Christmas approached, I envisioned a floating silhouette in a clear globe. We snapped a picture of Elden on my cell. Being completely inexperienced in the art of photo editing, I whipped out my trusty Microsoft Paint and painstakingly attempted to mimic his silhouette with the eraser and then black paintbrush. It literally took hours. I'm sure you could do it much more quickly in Photoshop. But alas, that's how I did it.ornament. Once I knew the diameter of the ornament, I resized the silhouette and printed it on white cardstock. I also made a LOT of silhouettes because I wasn't certain how well I'd do at the cutting out of the silhouette or how I was going to get it to float in the globe. Better safe than sorry I say!
I thought this project would take me a really long time, but from start to finish it really only took me about 20 minutes so I loved that. I'm sure I could have done a better job creating and cutting the silhouette, but it gets the point across and I am so happy with how it turned out.