Sunday, October 20, 2013

More Victorian Christmas

Well, I don't know if this next project is truly Victorian, but it could qualify depending on the paper you choose and the ornate details you add.  I actually remember some ornaments like these when I was a child, but I'm not quite that old!  I'm talking about honeycomb paper ornaments like this one:


I found a great tutorial for this at Splitcoast Stampers, by Becca Feeken, so check that out.  It makes the process very clear.  

The procedure is not difficult at all, but it is time consuming and a bit tedious, but the results give you a lovely ornament to hang on your tree.  It involves die cutting 18 ornament shapes from the same DSP.  You cannot use cardstock for this.  The lighter weight the paper, the better.  It would have been better, had I owned a larger die for an ornament shape.  It would not have been so fiddly and you would have seen the honeycomb more easily, but this size was the only one I had.  I'll have to try one with just the largest circle framelit and see how that works.  

You save one of the negative spaces to use as a template.  You fold all 18 shapes in half vertically and one by one add glue dots to the inside at the locations marked "1" on the templates and marked "2" on the outside after which you add another shape and adhere it using the glue dots at the #2 locations.

I won't go into any more detail here, because the tutorial link is so informative and easy to follow.  I used Winter Frost DSP for my ornament, and if I ever have another 4 hours free, I might try a bigger one using Modern Medley or book pages or something similar.  Here's another look at it and a list of the supplies I used.

  • On this photo, you can see that I added some Dazzling Diamond Glitter to the edges of the paper, using a Two-Way Glue Pen.
  • The "crystal"  I used at the bottom is actually two Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons glued together with glue dots around the Pool Party Seam Binding ribbon.
Paper:  Winter Frost Design Series Paper (132341)
Accessories:  Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons (127555); 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon in Pool Party (125582); Sticky Strip Adhesive (104294); Glue Dots (103683); Island Indigo Baker's Twine (125575); Two Way Glue Pen (100425); Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter (102023)
Tools:  Holiday Ornaments Framelits (127816); Big Shot (113439); Bone Folder (102300)

And just a quick reminder, that you have ONLY until Monday night to join my team for only $25!  Don't leave it to the last minute and end up being disappointed.  I don't believe this offer will ever be repeated!

1 comment :

justbesilly said...

Love the ornament. I finally purchased the pool party seam binding ribbon myself! So pretty!