Thursday, July 21, 2016

Tis the Season - Twinery Ornament

It's Christmas in July at the Twinery! We're showing projects this week to help you get a jump start on your holiday decorating! I'm primarily a card maker so I need extra time to get one made for everyone on my list. I love Twinery Twine too! It is the perfect embellishment for taking things to the next level and adding lots of "oooooh" factor! 
Everyone loves a shaker card - this is a twist on the idea. Instead of creating a pocket to fill with sparkles, I created a panel of colorful Twinery Twine to layer under the ornament shaped die cut opening in my card.   This pretty ornament die is from Memory Box - it's called Emerson Ornament.
I started by water coloring a panel for the cover of my card. If you look close you'll see I splashed it with gold watercolor paint! 

Once it was dry I stamped a sentiment in the lower corner and die cut the ornament. I added double sided tape to the cover of my card base and adhered stripes of Maraschino and Lilac Twine. I love red and purple together - something about it is very regal. 
I made sure the entire die cut area was covered with twine a few times by laying the die cut panel on top of the card base. When no white was peeking through the opening I adhered the cover panel to the base with adhesive foam tape.
I adhered the die cut ornament inside the opening with liquid glue (Ranger Multi Medium Matte in a needle tip nozzle bottle) and embellished with some gold pearl gems.

A gold foil ornament cap and Twinery Gold Shimmer twine add extra sparkle to my card. This is a fun simple technique to use on your designs and will work with so many different dies. I hope you'll give it a try! 

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Twinery Twine | Maraschino, Lilac, and Gold Shimmer
Die | Memory Box Emerson Ornament, Ornament Caps & Hooks
Stamp | Memory Box Christmas Botanicals
Peerless Watercolors


richardbreaks said...

I love your water coloring, Jeanne!

Bente Sørflaten said...

Beautiful card!
A fun way to use the twines :))

Anonymous said...

Super great idea to use that twine that I have too much of!! Thanks so much for all your inspiration!!! You are awesome in every creation that you do!! Joleen

!neke said...

Just love it !!!!!!

Ineke X

Marybeth said...

Such a great way to use the twine! Well worth the time! Lone this!

Lisa said...

Extra creative Jeanne, pretty too!!

Diane Jaquay said...

Super cool way to use twine, this looks great!!

cm said...

Brilliant use of twine...and something I could 'probably' do, as no bows or tying required! The water-colouring: perfect!

Kim Heggins said...

So beautiful your wonderful holiday card.

Sharron said...

More wonderful watercoloring, so pretty! And I love the texture from the twine. The ornament is perfect for this technique!