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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Ode to the Ornament Punch - Part 3

Ode to the Ornament Punch - Part 3 - Fish Scales ~

Ah, back on track!  I was having so much fun playing with the Ornament Punch, I decided to incorporate some of the ideas into competition submissions, so please excuse me for being greedy with my ideas for a few months!  The OP has such a pleasant shape, it seems to work with a fish scale layer concept better than ordinary circles.

Supplies: (all available from my Stampin' Up website)
Ornament Punch (#119847)
Crumb Cake card stock - card base
Early Espresso card stock - backgrounds
Whisper White card stock - sentiment stamping and backing for mounting fish scales
3 Ornaments of each color:  Daffodil Delight (plus a 1/2 " x 4" piece to go under the first layer of ornaments), Tempting Turquoise, Island Indigo, Bravo Burgundy, Cherry Cobbler, Riding Hood Red, Pumpkin Pie.
Mulitpurpose Adhesive Sheets (#120805) - (they make anything into a sticker....)
Fabulous Phrases Set (#117002 wood, #120501 cling)

Step 1:  Cover your 4 x 5-1/4 piece of Whisper White card stock with a piece of Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet.  I like WW for this because it's a little thinner than the other card stock, and this card gets thick with the multiple layers.  Attach your 1/2" x 4" piece of Daffodil Delight to the adhesive sheet aligned with the bottom edge.  Begin layering your ornaments on the adhesive, using the grid paper as a guide to keep your ornaments in straight lines.  Go ahead and over lap the edge of the backing, it gets trimmed off later.

Trim off the little ornament tops to allow maximum adhesive contact.  

Step 2:  Trim the excess.  The Tabletop Paper Cutter is great for cutting through all those layers at once and keeping the edges square.

Step 3:  Mount your fish scale background to Early Espresso card stock.  (The size is 4-1/8" x 5-3/8") It's a good idea to cut the center out of the  Early Espresso backing to keep the weight/thickness down. (I used the paper trimmer to cut 1" in on all sides.) that center became my backing for the stamped sentiment. 

Here we are!  The card and the inspiration piece - a fabulous late 1960's stationary holder that was needle pointed by my grandmother (a.k.a. Gammy)  who, as an artist herself, has her own "flare" for color.  The sentiment is from the Fabulous Phrases stamp set #117002w/120501c, stamped  in the classic ink of each of the card stock colors.  I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig positioner to keep it aligned.  


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