Hi everybody, I must tell you I am very eager to share my holiday projects with you! I got my new Hero Arts Ornament Infinity Dies last Friday and I am like a child whom just received a new toy!! Of course I played with it right away!! LOL
A couple days ago my design team mate Char created some beautiful ornamentd using the same die and washi tapes. See it here. I reached for my glitter powders and glitter paper, and experimented.
- die cut using glitter paper
- adhere fine glitter powder using Stick It
- adhere glitter using Stick It
- die cut using gold foil card stock and metallic card stock from the Hero Arts December 2016 My Monthly Hero Kit
Each product gave me a different look. I selected some of the pieces from my experiment to put on my card.
On my white postage stamp shape panel (die cut using Hero Arts Postage Stamp Infinity Dies) I stamp the pine branches from the Hero Arts Vintage Christmas Post set, and add faux snow (mixture of glossy embossing paste and glitter) and gold heat emboss the sentiment from the same set. I adhere the ornaments (thread with sliver cord) using foam adhesive. I cut a tiny slit underneath the branch and tug the end of the sliver cord in under the white panel, secure with tape. Then adhere the white panel onto red card base with foam adhesive. To make the smaller ornaments, I first peel off the backing of the Stick It and place it on white card stock. Then I die cut the ornaments. Next I peeled off the remainding backing and sprinkle the glitter over it.
While I was waiting the faux snow for my card to dry I decide to play some more with the dies and made ornaments. First a 2D version, then a 3D version, then I got carried away and made another combining the two techniqes! Hehe!!
If you don’t mind the long post read on! I think everything is pretty much self explanatory. I included some snap shots taken while making them. This first one has an inner piece suspended using fishing wire.
These two are not complicate to make, just cut multiples (same color or multiple colors), score down the middle, fold and glue together. Just remember to add cord before gluing the last piece. Right now they could be considered the ‘vanilla’ version, but one could always embellish further using bling, button, and the alike.
The last one is a combination of the first two. And I needed some help to hold things while I glue, so I used a clip.
Whew! Finally done (for this post). But I am not done playing with the dies. 😀 This set of dies has different size and shape ornament, so imagine the combination you could have! Get yours first, right now. It’s available at the a2z Etsy store, use my promote code Cindy15 to get a discount, scroll down for more details. Check it out.
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- Hero Arts Ornament Infinity Dies
- Stick It Adhesive Sheet
- Hero Arts Postage Stamp Infinity Dies
- Hero Arts Vintage Christmas Post Clear Stamp
- Hero Arts Royal Purple Gemstones
- Nuvo Crystal Drop – Flamingo Parade
- Glossy accent
- embossing paste
- Glitter Ritz micro fine glitter
- Glamour Glitter