Stampin’ Up’s Artisan Design Team is bringing you projects from our November box today in a special extra Friday post! Once a month, Stampin’ Up features the Artisan Team projects on their Facebook Page and today was the day. The shimmer and shine continues this week! If you have come over from amazing Jeanna, welcome to the next stop. I bet you were blown away by her tag project…I was! If you are starting here, just continue around using the next buttons until you get back to me.
I have been thinking about a project like this for a while. When I opened the November box from Stampin’ Up, I knew I had to finally go for it! So off to the craft store for some faux greenery I went. I found some that I cut apart and then hot glued back together to create the base of the swag. Next came the bow. Now, I have questions periodically about tying bows and I struggle sometimes to answer. I definitely have a technique for some of the smaller ones I make, but these larger ones usually are the product of playing around until it looks right. With this one using Cherry Cobbler 1″ Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon, I started by creating the first loop and then continued making “S-loops” until it looked properly full. While I suspect that floral wire would work well to cinch it in the middle, I just used a little Linen Thread to do the job. Then I tied the bow onto the swag.
Next up the pinecones. I cut varying lengths of the Silver 1/8″ Ribbon. At the middle point, I hot glued them to the top of three pinecones. Next came the Silver Stampin’ Glitter. I have to say that this is the part I love the best and just could not get a decent photo to show you. Using Multipurpose Glue (and some patience), I placed glue on the edges of the pinecones and then sprinkled on the glitter. I let it dry in between so that I could get all the sides. Disclaimer: This is messy. Really messy. It will make you all glittery! *smile* Frankly, that glitter is so sparkly that it gives off funny reflections to the camera. While not great for photography, it is really great for you. It is gorgeous! knotted the ribbon at the top and looped them together using the remainder of the Linen Thread used to tie on the bow. Finally I created a loop out of the Cherry ribbon and hot glued it to the back so this could hang on a wreath hanger or hook.
This is a picture of the pinecones inside my house with different lighting to show you a little more of the glitter.
Okay, off to go visit the awesome Mercedes Weber. I have the advantage of having seen her work for this week. I’m in love with those cards! She is so fabulous! Make sure hop around the whole loop to take a look at beautiful creations by the whole team…you’ll be happy you did!
Accessories: Cherry Cobbler 1″ Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon, Frosted Finishes Embellishments, Silver 1/8″ Ribbon, Silver Stampin’ Glitter, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Hot glue, Pinecones, Faux greenery
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