Wednesday, December 5, 2012

3 Dimensional Ornament Elements

3D Card made with the Ornament Punch and Tags Til Christmas Stamp Set
Add a little "WOW" to your projects with a 3D ornament. This card has a 3D element that was made with the Ornament Punch and a matching stamp set.

By the way, I really like the fact that Stampin'UP! has so many sets of matching stamps and punches, and matching stamps and dies.  I think it really adds a professional look to a project when its punched or die cut.  The ornament image on this card came from a set called Tags Til Christmas.

The 3D effect was really easy to create:  The photos below tell it all.
  • you stamp and punch 3 ornaments and then punch one plain one. The plain one is the base. 
  • Fold the 3 stamped ornaments in half
  • glue one folded ornament to each side of the base and glue the 3rd one flat on top the other two.
Hot-to photos showing how to make the 3D element with the ornament punch

How to tie the twine to suspend the 3D ornament element
Then you get the fun of making the rest of the card.  For this one I added a pearl in the center of the ornament. and stamped the sentiment.  

At that point it still looked a little bare. So I made it look like the ornament was hanging from a little string.  Stampin'UP!'s Baker's Twine was perfect for this card. I threaded the twine through the hole and tied a bow on the card. Then adhered the parts.

Stampin'UP!'s Ornament Kit
Have you noticed the gorgeous 3D ornament on the front of the Holiday Catalog?  Guess what! Its now available as a KIT!  You get all the pre-stamped, diecut images ready to assemble.

The kit is item #1332832 
and sells for $14.95
Available while supplies last.

The assembly on these ornaments is similar in concept to the card I just showed above.  You can download this PDF set of directions for making these gorgeous ornaments.  Where would you use them? Would it hang from your tree?  Or go on top a special gift?  Or maybe the center of a wreath or as part of a door decoration?  The possibilities are endless.

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