When I create these ornaments, one thing I love to do is incorporate the ornament color into the design itself. If you look closely at some you will see that an element of the design is removed to allow the glitter to shine through, such as the silver face of the Patriot or white beak of the Hawk. For this reason, some custom designs take me longer to do. All images need to be converted from a regular .JPG/.PNG file to a .SVG (scalable vector graphic) in order for my vinyl cutting machine to recognize it. If the .JPG/.PNG files aren't clear enough then I have to do a lot of manipulating and recreating before I can do anything with it.
Then I have to separate out all of the colors of the image since they need to be cut individually based on the vinyl color. Finally, I determine what color ornament will work best and how can I remove some of the original design to allow the glitter to shine through. These ornaments may seem simple, but they are definitely a labor of love!