Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Christmas Joy Garland

I had seen this at Convention this year and have been wanting to try this and the Thankful garland (next project) for Thanksgiving. I finally had some time yesterday to try it. It was relatively easy and fun to pull it together. I love glitter so I had a ball glitterizing (that's a Marie word lol) one of the snow flakes and the "O".

I used the Dashing Double Sided Designer Series Paper (main catalog) and the On Board Garland Greetings from the Holiday Mini catalog, Real Red Classic Ink and cardstock, Old Olive Classic Ink, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Crystal Effects and the Red Ribbon from the Jersey collection.

Using a sponge dauber, I "dabbed" Soft Sky on the "J" snowflake. One it dried I applied a thin layer of Crystal Effects and covered it with Dazzling Diamonds. I did the same thing for the "O" except I used Real Red. I sponge daubed the Holly pieces and the "Y" snowflake with Real Red and Old Olive classic ink. I adhered a red button to the "Y" snowflake and placed these aside to let them dry while I worked on the rest of the project.

I cut three pieces of Dashing paper down to size and adhered them onto the front of each chipboard "plate" with a glue stick. I then flipped the J and Y over and cut out the paper using my hobby blade.

Using my Crop-A-Dile, I punched holes in the top corners of each plate and thread through the Red Jersey ribbon.

Once the chipboard pieces had dried, I adhered them to the Garland using Crystal Effects.


Patty Bennett said...

This is GORGEOUS Marie!! Great job!

Nancy Riley said...

Beautiful job! I just duplicated the THANKFUL garland in the mini catalog yesterday. Time consuming, but love the end result!

Heather P. said...

I agree with the pp's, this is gorgeous! Great job with the glitterizing! :)

Jen said...

What a beautiful Joy garland! Love it!