Good morning everyone, welcome to another wonderful Wednesday with Heartfelt Creations. Today I have a fun project, I got to play with the new "Layered Elegant Swirl" dies from the new "Artistic Gatefold" collection released last week, and I got to say they are gorgeous and so fun to work with. After a while of playing with the dies I came up with this Christmas ornament, lots of fun to put together and a lot of cutting, but luckily I had just purchased my new toy, the Spellbinders "Grand Calibur" and this machine made all the cutting a lot easier and much faster.
I used four solid circles and eight "Elegant Swirl" circles, all scored down the middle and adhered back to back.
Hope you enjoyed my project today, thank you so much for taking the time to stop by, have a wonderful and creative day.
HCPC 3415 Petite Poinsettia PreCut Set
HCD 716 Layered Elegant Swirl Die Set
HCD 705 Holly -Ornament Diet Set
Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia
Inks: StazOn (Jet Black)
Paper: Bazzill Cardstock, DCWV (The Metallic Stack)
Accessories: ribbon, Stickles (Crystal), Recollections adhesive rhinestones, beads, metal bead findings, beading thread
Size: 4 1/2"
Cut 4, 4 1/2" squares from blue cardstock, using the scalloped edge die from "Layered Elegant Swirl Die" set, cut a full circle from each square. Cut 8, 4 1/2" squares from blue metallic cardstock, using the decorative swirl half circle die from the same set as above, cut a full decorative circle from each square. Using a scoring board, score all the circles down the middle and fold in half. Starting with the blue cardstock circles, glue them back to back making sure to glue only 3 sides. Take 2 metallic decorative circles and glue back to back, now glue each single side to the blue cardstock, repeat this step until you have adhered all 8 circles. Using some beading thread, bead some crystal beads and silver bead findings, placing the thread through the middle of the ornament, at the top take thread and tie around some ribbon for hanging, run thread down middle of ornament again, glue the cardstock together to secure thread and close ornament. Using a needle and more beading thread, please small round beads in between each panel of the ornament to keep the spacing even. For the poinsettia, stamp the following with images from the "Petite Poinsettia" set on metallic cardstock with black StazOn ink; 4-second size from large flower, 2-next size down, shape with embossing tools and adhere together, each poinsettia has 3 layers. Cut 4 holly leaves using the large die from "Holly-Ornament" die set, adhere to poinsettia, adhere to ribbon as pictured. Add a rhinestone to center and stickles to the petals.