Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Love Joy Peace Ornaments - Elizabeth Craft Designs Designer Challenge

Hi there!  It’s Suzanne here today with the Elizabeth Craft Designs October Designer Challenge.  We’re doing CHRISTMAS this month.  Here is the link to all the projects!

For today's challenge Elizabeth Craft Designs are giving away a $20 Gift Card to use on our website to 3 winners  
To enter simply leave a comment on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge post and tell us "What are your favorite projects to create during the holiday season?
We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing 

The winners will be announced on Friday, October 20th on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.

For my project I thought I’d share a way expand was to use your Love Joy Peace die set by creating  some hanging ornaments.  There is nothing like a little sparkle to catch the Christmas lights! Here is how you can make these, too!

Supplies:  Click here to purchase directly from Elizabeth Craft Designs, Inc.  (image links below)
A Way With Words Love Joy Peace Ornament  Quietfire Design
Elizabeth Craft Designs Silk Microfine Glitter in Copper Rose & Silver Gold, Teal Blue & Diva, Bright Cranberry & Go-To Green
Elizabeth Craft Designs Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheets
Fine Pointed Tweezers

Others: White cardstock, Tombow Mono or Beacon Kids Choice Glue, thread or cord or wire


1.       Apply Clear Double Sided Adhesive to cardstock.  Die cut ornament and Joy (or Peace or Love!) with the release paper facing up.  Die cut the same dies again, but flip the cardstock over before cutting so the release paper is facing down.  Designer Note:  The ornament, and the words of course, have a front side and a backside and we want both sides to glitter!

2.       Choose glitter colours.  You can use the same colour for everything if you wish! I chose to use a different coloured glitter for the ornament and the word.  I reversed the colours on the backside of the ornament, but you don’t have to be that complicated!!

3.       Remove the release paper and apply glitter in desired colours.  Brush off excess glitter and polish the glittered surface with your finger to bring out the shine.  Be gentle so you don’t deform the diecuts.

4.       Place the ornament glitter-face down.  Lay wire (or thread or cord - or if you have fishing line, try that!) down the middle of the ornament and apply glue to the back of the ornament.  I used wet glue for this as it gives a little more open time to slide the backside of the other ornament into perfect alignment.  You are trapping the wire between the layers.

5.       Do the same with the word die and trap the cord between the layers.  Allow everything to dry.  If you get some white cardstock showing, simply use a coloured marker to disguise it!  Designer Tip: Try die cutting the ornament and words from cardstock of a colour similar to the glitter you are using.

6.       Trim the cord at the bottom and form a loop (or hook if you’re using wire) to finish. 
You can attach this ornament to the front of a card - it would mail flat!
I photographed these ornaments against a white background, but under normal circumstances you wouldn't notice the wire up the middle of the ornament.  Let me know what you decide to use for a hanger!
Merry Christmas!  Happy creating, Suzanne
Here is a photo of the back of the ornaments!  They look just as nice! (Sometimes, depending on the glue, the words will spin in the center of the ornament.  Sweet!)


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