Monday, 16 September 2013

Hanging decoration

Today I'm sharing this hanging decoration I made using my Marianne dies. I started out intending to make a hexagonal box, but I then decided to carry on and make a more elaborate construction. I love this kind of paper project where I make 3d items! It's fun to turn a flat shape into something entirely different. This time I scored 12 die cuts with triangle shapes , each having 6 sets of loops on two sides and 4 on the remaining side.  I cut 6 more of the shapes and scored them with a square centre, 4 sets of loops between each score line. 
Then began the lying together and for the centre section two sides of the square have the loops turned round to the inside. I added a hanging loop and a homemade tassel during the construction proceess. next I created a template of the centre triangle and used it to make 12 pieces which I embossed in a contrasting colour and attached to the top and bottom for added interest. I used my Tim Holtz rosette die to create 6 rosettes for the sides of the decoration and then cut 12 of the accompanying Marianne die from some of the romantic journey papers to make the flower centres. I finished them off with card candy.t would love to try something like this again but somehow include a light. Will have to have a think! 

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