Monday, December 10, 2012

Filagree Ornaments Tie-Ons

 This week I made Mini Ornament Tie-Ons for gifts. I used the Cottage Cutz ::FILIGREE ORNAMENT TRIO"" Die. I made them 2-D so they would lay flat on the gift with the 3-D style on top. . If you double the ornaments you can have 3-D hanging ornaments.
 Start by cutting three each of the ornament, and one silver ornament cap (using a scrap to cut the top of the ornament only). Cut the ornament toppers off the two of the ornaments. Than using a stylis score down the center of the two ornaments. Fold and glue together as shown with the red. Than bend the sides back up and create a V. . . . than clue the V into the center of the main flat ornament. It's like opening up a book and letting the pages fan out. I stickled and added jewels before gluing the V in the center. . it just makes it easier to work.  I tied with Martha Stewarts glitter eyelash yarn. (get it now. . they only sell it at Christmas).

 The card was made using the same Cottage Cutz ""Filigree Ornament Trio "" die along with the Cottage Cutz ""Splish Splash"" Alphabet Die.

I know it is hard to see, but here I am showing you, 1.) that you need to use the thinner glitter paper for best results in cutting. and 2.) do not face the glitter paper DOWN onto the foam die. Over time this will mess up the foam on the die, and leave glitter holes embedded into the foam . .  facing the glitter down you will be trying to cut though plastic glitter chips to get to the paper, you do not need to cut the glitter. It is easier to cut the paper first and safer on the foam if you face the glitter paper UP , than add a place a piece of tissue on top of  the glitter paper. . than your plastic cutting mat. . . . . .You will be cutting your paper and glitter glue, the glitter will automatically separate with the paper (never needing to cut the glitter), and the glitter does not embed its self in your foam. any glitter that comes off will stick into the tissue. . . .note: this does not work with alphabets, sorry you will need to do them the old fashion way. . glitter down.. . but in some cases you made need to shim in order to cut though the glitter to get to the paper.

Thanks Barry


Carol Hurlock said...

Barry these tags are really elegant. I love how you assembled them to give them dimension. Great job.
Bear Hugs,

Ava Gavloski said...

very cute

Vladuška said...

These ornaments are great, I like it.

Janice W. said...

These are very nice Barry!

Barbara said...

Another amazing technique. You always think out of the box