Good Morning Bloggers,
Here is my tutorial for the hanging decorations I made fore my guest spot on Christine´s wonderful Hope and Chances Blog. If you missed the post then click here.
The decorations are all made using the supplied Spellbinders Dimensional Snowflake die, I understand Christine has some left in her Amazon Shop if it has made the top of anyone's Must Have List.
These are simple, if a little time consuming, to make however it is well worth the effort and they will be adorning my Santa´s grotty this year!
Firstly the Large snowflake in paper, for this one you will need 2 contrasting papers one of which needs to be a 200gsm weight card at least.
Cut four of the die shapes, 2 in each colour and score them, on the front, down the exact middle ensuring you run through the points at the top and bottom.
The picture below shows one section folded in this way.
When unfolded you should have a four sided contrasting shape as above. Using a threaded needle thread a piece of cotton through the top most spike and tie off, this creates your thread for hanging.
The smaller snowflakes are made in exactly the same way and could be made in any Spellbinders Snowflake die however without the tuck and fold you wont get the same contrasting patterns or colours.
For this decoration cut one die in sturdy cardstock then layer up 8 layers of tissue paper and cut these in one go.
Next place the die cut tissue paper on top of the cardstock base and attach with a brad directly through the middle and fluff up the layers of tissue.
Or take 2 of the tissue die cut and fold in half then in half again and open up the folds. Next fold opposing corners together and fold in the other 2 corners (this is really had to describe, hopefully the pictures will show this)
You can also use this method on cardstock which gives a full 3D snowflake however don't tuck and fold the pieces simply stick them down.
I hope this can be followed as it makes sense to me but then I made them up so it would!