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Inspired by Shelly - Evergreen Christmas Ornament

Are you following along with Shelly Hickox's 12 Days of Ornaments? She is posting a new ornament tutorial every day for the first 12 days of December.

Her Day 2 Ornament featured Poppy the Owl looking extremely cute as a stitched/stuffed ornament.

I also fell in love with her Day 3 Ornament featuring a faux galvanized metal Noel ornament made with letter dies. I really wanted to give that technique a try, so I created a triple evergreen tree ornament using the decorator dies from the Evergreen Pivot Card die.

Evergreen_Ornament

 

I followed Shelly's instructions, with the exception of the sides, which I painted with a silver leafing pen and then Viva Ferro Special Effect Paste in black. The emboss feature is built-in to the dies themselves and since I had used thick foil-covered cardstock with ECD Double-Sided Adhesive on the back, the pressure from cutting the dies also embossed them.

I used a wire hanger instead of jute. To give it the spiral effect I wrapped it around a pencil and then slid it off the end, stretched it into an arch and twisted it onto the wire loops.

Shelly has an excellent supply list and shopping links on her 12 Days of Ornaments Day 3 post for all the paints and foil and chipboard and such. I only added these items:

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