I have more Christmas beauty for you today!
I followed the directions up to where you place the two units back to back and assemble. I decided to nest them both facing the same way, just turn the top one so the points fit between the points on the bottom one. I could trim the dark strips behind the points, but I like how it makes them show up. I'm toying with the idea of maybe rounding the ends, or cutting to a point, though I'm not sure. Hmmm...what if I were to use a punch on the straight pieces...a row of circles, tiny snowflakes...before I assemble the two parts together? I think I'm going to have to try that one!
They just cried for something in the center, so I looked through goodies I'd made in the past but not used. I found these lovely punched flake elements. I had used the EK snowflake to punch the red mottled big flakes, then I had punched three white flakes with Martha Stewart's snowflake punch out of cardstock and glued them together to make them thicker. I glued them to the center of the red flake and bent them slightly up and away for dimension. In the center I had glued a small round silver rhinestone for sparkle. They were perfect for this project, only I didn't want them to lay flat in the center of the new flakes. I keep every scrap of art foam in a zip lock bag when I am working with it because it makes perfect, color coordinated, free (recycled) dimensional lifts. I got a brown one to match my new flake and glued it to the center, then glued the old flake assembly to the top of it. I punched a hole and threaded silver string for a hanger and voila! I love how these turned out!
Stop back by soon as there are more goodies for you and Merry Christmas!
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