by Pat Knowlton, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
Monday, November 11, 2013
Cardinal Ornament Tutorial
Happy Monday Stampers
I thought this little ornament designed by Andrea Walford was really cute, simple,and would make a great favor for guests... or, why not use it as a tag for those Christmas cookie packages. I believe the cardinal is a retired stamp but I it would be cute with any image - I think I'd use the new cherry cobbler chevron ribbon too. Here are the instructions....
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Step 1: Cut as many 4″ x 8 1/2″ pieces of CS as you want to make tags. I cut two out of Kiwi Kiss CS and two out of Riding Hood Red CS. Score them at 4 1/4″, and fold along the score line using your bone folder.
Step 2: To create the actual scalloped “ornament” you’re going to need the Sizzix Scallop Circle #2 Bigz die ( you can see it in the picture below).
Step 3: Take your folded CS and lay it – with the fold oriented at the top – over your scalloped circle die as shown in the picture below. You can see two complete scallops and two half scallops showing above the fold.
Step 4: Create the following “sandwich”: first you’ll need a cutting pad, your scallop die, the folded CS and then another cutting pad. Slowly roll it through your Big Shot.
Step 5: Cut as many scalloped ornament tags as desired.
Step 6: Decorate the front of your ornament as desired. I stamped the cardinal from “A Cardinal Christmas” stamp set onto a circle of Very Vanilla CS, colored it in, and mounted it onto a circle of Brushed Gold CS. I then mounted the whole thing to my “ornament” front. To color mine in I used a blender pen and the following colors: Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, Bravo Burgundy, Close to Cocoa & Tangerine Tango Classic inks.
Step 7: Punch a tab out of Brushed Gold CS using your tab punch. Attach only the bottom curved edge of the tab to your “ornament” FRONT.
Step 8: Using your Crop-a-Dile punch a hole for your eyelet on your tab. Repeat on the other side.
Step 9: Set a gold eyelet in each hole. As you see from the picture below, only half of your tab is attached to the ornament – and it is attached to the FRONT only.
Step 10: Flip your ornament tag over. Take a 4″ piece of gold elastic cord, create a loop bringing the ends around, and sandwich the ends between two pieces of sticky strip. Remove the red backing from the top piece of sticky strip, and press the tab closed. You’re done!
You can see a close up of one of the red ornament tags below:
Have fun with this project - I can't wait to make a bunch of these. Back soon!