Saturday, November 10, 2012

Day 10 of the Ten Days of Christmas, an Ornament

I promised you something special today and here it is.

I had an ornament exchange with some friends. Originally I planned on just using a couple of the rosettes back to back with ribbon in between, but it just grew on me. Then I planned to stop after the back side red piece, but then I got the doily and I had the gold paper so it just grew again.

Brushed Gold cardstock.  #102935, Page 160
Paper Doily Sizzlits L die   #125592, Page 191
Fun Flowers Bigz L die.   #121812,  Page 193
Designer Series Paper stacks  #117152  Page 154  In Subtles
1 3/4 Inch Scallop round punch  # 119854, Page 184
Postage Stamp punch, #122344,  Page 182
Floral Frames Framelits #127012, Page 191   (used the smallest one, in gold at the very top)
1/4 inch Stitched Grosgrain ribbon in Real Red, #126875
Pearl basic Jewels #119247   Page 175
Simply Scored tool, #122334 or
New SU Trimmer,  #126889
There is a Designer Rosette Bigz XL die, but in this case I just made my own.
Instructions for the rosette:
You can use the Simply Scored scoring tool or the trimmer with 1/4 inch marks. The new SU trimmer works great for this, it has both the cutting and scoring blades parked on it at all times.
Cut your strip for the rosette 9 3/4 inches long by 1 1/2 inches wide. Make it 1/4 inch wider if you want to use an edge punch on one edge.
Score every 1/4 inch down the length of the strip, do a fan fold on score lines all the way down the strip, then glue the ends together.
Using a glue gun, you will need to glue it together down the center. First, take the circle you've made, pressing down and toward the center make it lay flat, glue down that middle. You can use a 1 inch punched circle to help hold it and add a finishing touch if you like.

Don't feel like you have to use every tool I have, look around you at what you and and see what you can put together. I hope you enjoyed this and it gives you ideas of your own.


TenSGal said...

Oh, Lynn!!! That is GORGEOUS!!!! I love the way that worked up!!!

(man oh man, though I don't like word verification....I can never read what I'm supposed to type in!) Trying the third time now....

Sherlylynn said...

That gets me at times also and I type slow and try to go very careful.

Lynn I also love this. I hope it is for our group exchange. It really is neat. Just think you have yours almost done. Well mine will be soon as I went to the Hallmark store and picked up three boxes yesterday. Oh well maybe next year I will have a cutter. ROFLOL. Hugs