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Friday, November 20, 2009

Trimmings...

We are getting prepared for Thanksgiving.. Part of that is planning to pull out all the Christmas decorations and setting up the tree.

In that spirit.. I created this ornament for the Trimmings challenge on the HA blog. I apologize up front because I am sure this has been done and I have seen it somewhere but can't credit the site I saw it on. (Probably Spellbinders Blog)
I shared two versions of the picture one without contrast:
One with the contrast applied:
Really simple. Stamp the design block background (Hero Arts - Antique Flower Background) on white card stock. Heat emboss with Enchanted Gold Embossing powder. Die cut 5 Pendant shapes (Spellbinders - Shapeabilities -Fleur De Lis Pendants) with the smaller pendant shape centered in the middle.

After all the die cuts are cut and all the little pieces are knocked out (Very tedious and time consuming) you can assemble. Fold the large and small pendent shapes with the plain white side facing out in half. Glue together white surface to white. Continue until the last piece which you glue to the ornament.

The only thing to remember is to run your string through the center before you close out your final pieces.

I would have to redo mine as I didn't get clean cuts on my dies for all the pieces but wanted to share how it will look. :)

Hope you have a fabulous day!

Suzz

23 comments:

  1. Wow Suzanne this is amazing. Such a beautiful decoration.

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  2. Had to visit your blog for more deets! I have the Shapeabilities Fleur de lis but I guess yours is different. I'm hoping it will still work. So beautiful, Sue! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. this is one adorable ornament Suzz. Love the look of the gold and white together.

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  4. Beautiful! Wonderful! Amazing! I'm so impressed, the white and gold is so elegant!!

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  5. Oh My GOSH, Sue, that is glorious! Very elegant and pretty too!

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  6. Oh my... it's so beautiful....Suzz...

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  7. Your Thanksgiving sounds like our Thanksgiving!

    I ADORE this ornament! Love all the choices you made in it's making - such an inspiration for me to go out and buy something new! :)

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  8. This is stunning Suzz....what a beautiful ornament for the christmas tree!
    Love it............

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  9. this is breath taking Sue!!!!! and you are not satisfied with it??? I'll take it any day!!! =) thanks for the step-by-step, too!! gorgeous creation!! So glad you have the follow me button on! I kept forgetting to come and check out your blog before you had it!! Thanks for that, too!!!!

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  10. Es un detalle precioso, En cualquier lugar de la casa EstarĂ¡ increible. Me encanta, decorativo y elegante.
    Bss.Buen fin de semana.

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  11. THIS. IS. AMAZING.!!! WOW! Show-stopper! You are so talented! I am always in awe of your talent when I visit your great blog!

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  12. Very clever Sue!! Love the gold/white combination - a super ornament for Christmas!!

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  13. Sue this is an incredible ornament! A set of these would look stunning on a Christmas tree. Thanks so much for explaining how you made it - I need to go shopping for that die!!

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  14. This is GORGE SUZZ....LOVE LOVE LOVE it!
    I'm sending you your paper today...just been busy!!

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  15. Oh my goodness, you have outdone yourself! This is such a superb project, LOOOOVE IT!! How intricate and I love the stamp you used on it will the gentle hints of gems sprinkled everywhere! Yay! So glad you can get to my blog now!;)

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  16. Oh my word, Sue!! How creative! The ornament is totally gorgeous, love it!

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  17. WOW WOW Suzz...stunning and I love how it's neutral!! Hugs,Kathy

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  18. Beautiful ornament Suzz. So glad you shared this as I have that pendant die and knew you could make a lovely snowflake ornament with it but wasn't sure how.

    Lesley Xx

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  19. Oh my, your snowflake is so dainty and lovely!
    Beautiful work! :)

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  20. This is so amazing! Love your wonderful ornament! Fabulous!

    Hugs,
    Vanessa

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  21. I wonder if I could do this??? I have that Shapeabilities set but haven't tried it yet. I LOVE it, but am not very good with details. Beautiful ornament!

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  22. What a great project! Thank you for the idea and clear instructions, I'll be trying this out.

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  23. Wow... wow.. wow... amazing ornament. Amazing - love it.

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