Monday, December 13, 2010

Christmas Ornaments using Nestabilities

Welcome here on this chilly morning, today the high is suppose to be -17C (1F), but the windchill is going to make it feel like -35C (-31F), just a tad bit cold:) Welcome winter, lol.
This is my last challenge as part of the Heart 2 Heart Design Team for this term. It's been alot of fun sharing with you all, and being part of a team of other great paper creators:) Thanks Mary, for putting so much into the Heart 2 Heart Challenge Blog and making it run so smoothly! And thanks to all who play along, and who are inspired by the Challenges. I look forward to being surprised on Monday's with the rest of you.
For my last Challenge as DT member I was a bit of a rebel, lol:) The Challenge is Holiday Cards- Christmas, Hannukah, New Year's etc. When I first read the Challenge I didn't see 'cards', so I made a Holiday ornament.
Ornament Size: 4.25"
I kept it simple, seems to be my favourite way to decorate lately. But you could dress it up with pearls, rhinestones, Stickles etc. I used my card idea...found HERE...and the pumpkin idea...found come up with the ornament idea, lol:) I used 6 Lacey Circles, and decorated 3 of them. I have the instructions of how I made this ornament a little further down.
I really should have decorated the white space, at least with some embossing. But I was excited with just getting the fancy fold part done that I didn't think about it until after I took pictures of it.
Here's a picture looking at it from the top, it shows the fancy fold part.
Ornament Pieces
  • 6 Lacey Circles
  • 3 Circles
  • 3 Windows from patterned paper
  • Score all pieces in the middle (and the Window along the edge...see photo)
  • Stamp and colour cardinal on 3 Circle pieces
  • Attach 3 Circle pieces to 3 Lacey Circles
  • Join all 6 Lacey Circles>>>alternate Lacey Circle, with Cardinal image Circle....see Pumpkins Post if you need detailed instructions on how to join together.
  • Attach Window pieces to the cardinal circles. (You for sure want to attach the Window AFTER you put the ornament me:) I did it before, and it was a beast to put together, lol)
Recipe: CTMH PP-Magnifique, CTMH CS-White Daisy, CTMH Ink-Black & Chocolate, CTMH SS-Harmony, Nestabilities-Lacey Circles, Circles & Labels 3, Ribbon, Copics.
Here are some more ornaments I was inspired to make.

I used Nestabilities Beaded Ovals and Fleur De Lis. I used the Oval and Fleur as a stencil and, Sponge Daubed, and Stipple Brushed CTMH Moonstruck Ink. I only joined 5 ovals together so that you could see the design. (Ornament Size 3.25" x 4.25")
I used the largest and 3rd largest Nestabilities Lacey Circle to cut out the ornament shape. I then embossed the 2nd largest Lacey Circle on it. I used 11 Lacey Circles. (Ornament Size 4.25")
This is the ornament that came from the one's the middle section. I lined up the 2 smallest Lacey Circles and embossed the ornament with them. I used 6 Lacey Circles. (Ornament Size 2.75")

.I used the Nestabilities Beaded Oval, and Fleur De Lis.

I sent American Crafts Mulberry Glitter CS through the Cuttlebug (cut into the cardboard side, not into the glitter side).
Why don't you join us this week, we'd love to see what you create! If you're needing more inspiration, be sure to check out the other members of the DT, you can click on their links in my sidebar, or pop on over to Heart 2 Heart Challenges.
Enjoy, and stay warm:)


Margaret said...

Hi Deneen
I was directed to your blog at the end of October to see your snowflake design which was being much talked about after the show in Glasgow where someone had made one as part of her demo. Since then I have visited every week and I love what you do. Today You have just blown me away I must get my dies out and play!!!!!
Many thanks for sharing all the wonderful things you make.
Merry Christmas to all.
Margaret (Newcastle upon Tyne UK)

Deneen said...

Hi Margaret,

Thanks so much for the wonderful compliment! That's why I love blogging, we can share ideas with our friends...even if there's an ocean between us:)

Merry Christmas to you too!

Kathleen said...

Oh my gosh these are SO creative and SO beautiful!


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