On the ninth day of Christmas (12/20/12), my Art ‘n Soul gave to me, a free Dreamweaver stencil with a purchase of a gift certificate with a minimum value of $50.
We have lots of new cover-a-card stamps from Impression Obsession, more dies from Memory Box, more of the Riley stamps, as well as the half-inch Scor Tape and Essential Glue Pads. We'd love to show it all to you at the store.
From the Hero Arts' blog . . .
Season’s Greetings -- December 18th, 2012 by lucy
From Graphic 45, another beautiful project from Jane Tregenza . . .
|Christmas Ornaments: Building Off the Core|
Spellbinders Grand Calibur® Machine
S4-166 Standard Circles SM Spellbinders™ Nestabilities®
SKU: LF-114 Grand Circles
SKU: S4-354 Splendid Circles
SKU: S5-078 Persian Accents
SKU:S5-079 Persian Motifs
SKU:S5-055 Layered Poinsettia
Others: Kraft card; cream coloured card; old book page;various colours of die inks; Treasure Gold Guilding wax in the colour white fire; dimensional foam adhesive; gold thread; a few small embellishments like bead caps; burgundy seam binding; collage sheet above, printed on smooth white card.
Well, as you can see, I have used quite a few different die sets, but the great thing is, as long as you have some Circle Nestabilities and any of the Accents and Motifs you can create something very similar, and with the help of the Grand Calibur this is quick and easy as you can cut multiple dies in one go. Just remember when cutting intricate dies it is a good idea to use wax paper between the die and the card you are going to cut and for visitors from the UK the good news is, this is now readily available in the UK, if you need to know where to get it from, email me.
I’ll talk you through the ornaments I made one by one, but before I do, each one was created by layering:
The largest of the SKU: S4-354 Splendid Circles on top of the smallest of the SKU: LF-114 Grand Circles, then the largest of the SKU:S5-079 Persian Motifs, the second largest of the SKU: S4-354 Splendid Circles and finally the third smallest of the S4-166 Standard Circles SM Spellbinders™ Nestabilities®.
Here is a picture of the dies and the order in which to layer them:
All right, now for how I made mine:
Next cut and emboss your chosen dies out of cream coloured card stock. Only one run through with the Grand Calibur, that’s what makes this project so quick and easy!
With your matching circle die, cut your chosen image from the collage sheet and layer the dies with dimensional foam adhesive in between. I coloured one of the splendid circle ones with brown die ink to pick up the colour of my chosen image. The bottom of the ornament was embellished with the two smallest Layered Poinsettias, the leaves were created by cutting and colouring the third smallest poinsettia as you can see here:
I threaded some gold thread through one of the openings in the largest of the Splendid circles to hang my ornament from still and finished by adding a brad in the centre of the Poinsettia
The second and third ornaments were made in a very similar way, here are some close up pictures still:
Threading through gold thread, – right around this time:
The centre was a bead cap which I flattened in the Grand Calibur!
The finished ornament, again colour coordinated with the central image
And the final one with a red ribbon as further embellishment
And a close up:
Well that was it. Hope I gave you a bit of last minute inspiration and maybe if you have been good Santa will bring you some more of Spellbinders’ lovely dies
Wishing you all the most wonderful holiday, – until next month!"
Winter is certainly showing her colors this week . . . winds, driving rains and snow! The official start of winter begins in just a couple of days. Perfect conditions to stay snuggled up at home and work on your favorite project with your favorite art mediums, i.e., watercolors, colored pencils, chalks, embossing powders, Glaze pens and fine art rubber stamps. Missing a product? Please stop in at Art 'n Soul and we'll 'hook you up!'