Friday, November 15, 2013

Designer Craft Connection Challenge - The Robin's Nest & SmoothFoam

Accept a challenge and just go for it!  The product received from The Robin's Nest are new to me.  How would I combine the holiday papers and Dew Drops with SmoothFoam and create an ornament?  The end result is here:

I used a simple square of SmoothFoam cut the same size of the 6" x 6" paper stock.  One paper design is glued to the front and another to the back. A length of coordinating ribbon was glued around the outer edge of the foam square.  Attach a hanging loop from a short length of ribbon and attach to the top center, add a bow to finish the look. A small photo mat was glued to the front to hold a photo. Use any variety of the Dew Drops to add some embellishments to the surface.  NOTE: a similar smaller ornament could be made by trimming the Smoothfoam and papers smaller (4" or 3" squares are good sizes).

Here are four other versions of ornaments made from the papers and Dew Drops.

This three-dimensional hanging uses a 6 x 6  paper sheet of Black & White Glittered Pine Tree for the background.  The base of this hanger is recycled packaging from a Sizzix die, that was painted.  The verse "tis the season" is die-cut from one of the coordinating papers I received.  A white felt piece is die-cut using an "over the edge" die.
Assorted Dew Drops embellish the surface.

This snowflake ornament was die-cut using the Winter Glittered Snowflake designed paper. For backing the die-cut snowflake, I cut a circle from white glittered card stock and Winter Glittered Deer paper.  A length of white organza ribbon forms a hanger. The snowflake is embellished with a variety of the Dew Drops.

This ornament is die-cut from another coordinating paper to create a pointsetta.  Stiffened green fabric is die-cut to make holly leaves.  Small gold Dew Drops make the center of the pointsetta.

This 3-D die-cut ornament is made using two patterns of paper. When the ornament is formed, Diamond Dew Drops in Ruby Red and Jade are glued into the triangle area of each  of the eight discs.

The are several designers participating in this blog hop whose creations you should see.  Please go to The Robin's Nest blog to find links to all the other projects.  You are invited to enter to win a prize that will include SmoothFoam and Robin's Nest products.  NOTE: You must comment and become a follower on each blog, in order to be eligible to win.

Please hop through the links or use the Designer Craft Connection button at the right to move to the blogs and check out the projects and get some inspiration to create some fun stuff for the holidays.

(NOTE: I will be updating this post with new photos and another project.)