Today is all about the new Die-namics and I have a fun ornament project to share.
I used the gorgeous new Poinsettia Die-namics to create this whimsical tree ornament. The detail lines on the petals and leaves take this die over the top!
I started by using the largest size of the Decorative Circle Tag STAX Die-namics to cut out the corrugated cardboard base for the flower. I inked the corrugated cardboard with Frayed Burlap for a bit of a distressed look and to make the ridges stand out a little more. Then I used the Poinsettia Die-namics to cut out the flower from Wild Cherry and Paver Red card stock. The leaves were cut from Jellybean Green cardstock and the center of the flower is Lemon Drop card stock. I did lots of inking with Frayed Burlap on all the layers and around the edges of the petals and leaves, but it doesn't really show up in the pictures. Trust me, it's kinda antique-ish looking in real life...like it's seen several Christmas trees, in a good way. I added a clear rhinestone to the center for just a little shine and coloured it with my Y26 copic marker.
To hang the ornament I added a big eyelet and a loop of Jellybean Green grosgrain ribbon. All the flower layers are adhered together with foam boosters so there's lots of dimension. I repeated everything on the back side of the ornament so it'll be pretty no matter how is spins around on the tree. But then I got to thinking, this would make a gorgeous gift tag if you left the backside blank for writing on. My head is swimming with all the possibilities for the Poinsettia Die-namics...love!
Now that we've teased and tempted you all week long, it's almost time for you to shop for your favorite Brand Spankin' New products from MFT. But first... it's time for our Die-namics Feature and Pre-Release Pep Rally! Our Design Team has been busy creating jaw-dropping and inspiring projects for you, and we've saved the best for last. We've taken an in-depth look at this month's Die-namics, while re-visiting the amazing sets being released tonight at 10 PM EST RIGHT HERE in the MFT Boutique. And while we are at it, how about we make your life even easier with a "cheat sheet" of all that's new? Head over to the MFT Blog to print out a shopping list. Here are the details about the upcoming release:
- You can attend the New Release Party on November 13 from 8-10 PM EST HERE in the MFT forum, where you can WIN PRIZES!
- The MFT release, including all new stamp sets and Die-namics, is on November 13 at 10 PM EST. You'll find all the newest products HERE at release time.
- If you'd like to see all the designers' posts for today, please click on over to the MFT Blog NOW. Be sure to leave comments as you go for the chance to win one of 2, $10 gift certificates given away daily. The winners will be posted on November 13 just before the release party, on the MFT blog.
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