I just got the Baroque and mini Baroque dies from The Funkie Junkie Boutique. I decided to use them to make an ornament. I glued Authentique paper in a holly pattern to the front of a piece of chip board and a solid green to the back. I cut out the larger piece, then I used manila cardstock to cut the mini mover and shaper piece. I used Festive Berries distress stain on the smaller piece and then embossed a holly branch with clear embossing powder. I then swiped Picket Fence DS over it. The embossed design resists the Picket Fence and you get a white washed look to the background. This is a technique that Tammy Tutterow demos on her blog. I love the look of it. To cover the edges of the larger shape I ran Glossy Accents over it and used Pumice Stone Distress Glitter to edge it. You can just see a little of the glitter running along the edge. I then punched holes in the top and used a vintage green velvet ribbon as a hanger.
To put it all together I attached the smaller shape to the larger with foam tape and used dimensional holly stickers top and bottom. The berries on the stickers have just a hint of glitter on them. The strip with the greeting is a Graphic45 cut apart from last year.
I was so pleased with how this turned out. I love the shape of these dies and I think the whole effect is very "Victorian Christmas"! Here's a detail.
With Thanksgiving not even a week away, I'm getting into the holiday mood and really gearing up for Christmas. Of course, I'm behind, so I'm really happy to have finished this ornament. I'm entering it in the
Frilly and Funkie challenge which is Christmas Preparations.
I hope you are having a great weekend. I'm sure everyone is preparing for the fast approaching holidays and I really appreciate you taking the time to stop by. I'll be back soon with more Christmas projects!