I am so excited to share my project with you today, I used my Ornaments Infinity Dies to make not ornament but a faux lantern. I am inspired by the Chinese Lantern Festival (which falls on March 2nd this year).
We all want to stretch our craft supplies right? Last year I made some 3D ornaments using this same set of die, you could see them in this post. And I thought to improve the shape of my ornaments, such as this one.
So I use one of the medium dies and make a prototype like this.
Instead of just scoring and folding down the center, I scored two lines leaving some space in the center. I think it does look a lot better. To tie the twine, I used a flower die cut using a die from the Hero Arts Frame Cut – Scallop Frame set and glue it over the top. Now I just need to choose some color card stock to make or do some stamping on the white Cs before die cutting the pieces. And those would be my next holiday project!! Yay.
Next I experimented with a different die, and while doing that I thought why not expand the scope and made faux lantern?
I die cut six times the ornament shape, mark and score a rectangle area (see photo below), folded and glue together the edges. To cover the top for the twine, I die cut the large snowflake from Hero Arts Frame Cut – Small and Large Snowflake set. And it fitted perfectly.
And then I went ahead with my faux lantern, I used the largest die from the Ornaments Infinity Dies set. By now I think you got the idea of the basic steps so I will skip the ‘how to’ and go right ahead to show you the end result.
Here’s a little video to show how it looks all around.
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- Hero Arts Ornaments Infinity Dies
- Hero Arts Cling Stamp – Leaf and Floral Background, Small Strip Flower
- Hero Arts Frame Cut – Small and Large Snowflakes, Scallop Frame
- Hero Arts Paper Layering Hummingbird Pair
- Hero Arts Orchid Cutting Set by Lia
- Ranger Distress inks (Peeled Paint, Crushed Olive, Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey
- Hero Arts Pigment Ink – Unicorn
- white embossing powder
- Ranger Liquid Pearl
- white gel pen