Cards and paper creations by a crafter with chronically cold feet
Friday, December 21, 2012
Dilly Beans Ornament Challenge
This week at the Dilly Beans Challenge Blog we're making ornaments. OOOh, fun! I grabbed my trusty Spellbinders Heirloom Ornament Die again and went to work. Now which digi should I choose?
Couldn't resist #305 Christmas Owl all bundled up for the cold. He's colored with Copics with an addition of some Stickles and red Pearl Pen and cut out with my Spellbinders Crown Ovals. It's popped atop some Christmas trim from M's and the flakes are epoxy stickers.
It actually is a 3D ornament. I cut it 7 times and folded, stapled and fanned out the layers. They really didn't want to stay even, so I cut very thin strips of green adhisive foam that I'd made using transfer tape and stuck each strip at the fold which seemed to do the trick.
I trimmed it out with gingham ribbon and some Prima holly leaves and here it is hanging on the tree. Please be sure to visit the Challenge Blog later today and grab inspiration from the fab projects by my DT sisters and come play along. And don't forget the SALE at the Dilly Beans Shop as well as your last chance for discontinued stamps. Some of my faves are there, so don't miss out!
I'm so happy you came to visit and share in my crafting adventures. I hope in doing so you are inspired. I would love to hear your comments and I'm happy to share my designs for your personal use, but please do not submit them for contests or publication or copy them for any commercial venture.
I've always loved crafting, even as a little girl. My inspiration was my Daddy who was a wonderful artist and made beautiful 3-D Valentines for my teachers in grade school. Although I love all kinds of crafts I haven't had a real focus since abandoning counted cross stitch back in the 80's. Until I got my Cricut that is. Now I'm a blissfully retired card maker and papercrafter married 36 years to a wonderful guy with two furbabies, Goliath and Jezebel. Everyday I look forward to dreaming up designs and playing in my craft room. I invite you to share in my adventures.