Vintage Roses Ornament by Laura Kirste Campbell
This lovely paper ornament is easy and fun to make. The Spellbinder’s die templates make cutting out the shapes a breeze. Imagine all the variations of color you could use to make different styles. For a Spring theme, use a butterfly instead of the angel. See “Bees and Butterflies” in the Layers of Color boutique for many wonderful options for this project!
- Paper – Ivory card stock
- Stamps – Layers of Color Vintage Roses and Angelic art stamp sets
- Inks – VersaFine Vintage Sepia, Prismacolor pencils PC912 Apple Green and PC1045 Metallic Purple
- Spellbinders die templates – smallest Grand Scallop Circles and #1 Circles (cuts 2 1/2″ circle)
- Embellishments – Acrylic bead, Feather Twine
- Other – Spellbinders Grand Calibur die cut machine, scissors, glue, acrylic block for stamping
Place small circle die inside scallop circle die, center and measure, then lightly tape both die templates to card stock. This keeps them in place when running through the cutting machine.
Put through the cutting machine. Punch out the resulting scallop paper ring.
You can use the taped die templates to repeat this process.
Make a total of 6 scallop rings.
Using Vintage Roses arch stamp and Vintage Sepia ink, stamp roses along inside circle.
Notice that the stamp image isn’t on top of the scallops, but is off the edge of the inner circle edge.
Turn the ring around and stamp again creating a ring of roses.
You may have a little overlapping at the ends of the arches, but it will be covered up with color later.
Repeat stamping on all 6 rings.
Using Metallic Purple and Apple Green Prismacolor pencils, color in roses and leaves.
When coloring, use a gentle circular motion, coloring the roses lightly all over and then apply more pressure in the centers to create the feeling of depth in the flowers. Be general and quick with all the coloring, precision isn’t necessary.
Fold all 6 rings in half, with colored side to inside.
Match all scallops evenly when folding and be sure the fold creases a scallop in half as shown.
Fold all 6 rings in half with crease in center of a scallop.
With uncolored sides together, glue two rings together matching scallops and fold creases as shown.
Continue gluing all 6 rings together in the same manner.
Do not connect the first ring to the last ring, yet.
String bead onto Feather Twine. Slide to center of twine.
Position the beaded twine over the first and last rings (not glued together) .
On Ivory card stock with Vintage Sepia ink, and the winged cherub from
Angelic art stamp set, stamp two angels.
Cut out the angels and stamp the backs as well. Don’t worry about accuracy when stamping the back, this is just because the back of the wings will show a little. Slightly fold up each angel wing as shown.
Apply glue to the angel’s head and collar only. Position in the center of the circle and glue to the twine, back to back with the twine sandwiched in between the angels. Check position on the twine in relation to the rings before gluing…
Glue angels to to the twine in the center of the rings.
Then with solid sides together, glue the first and last rings together, completing the circle.
Open the rings so that they are spaced evenly.
Tie ends of Feather Twine in a small knot and hang your Vintage Roses Ornament!