Sunday, December 11, 2011

Christmas Ornament - Turtle Doves

I made a few of these two-sided turtledoves for some swaps and a message board challenge recently. I used white velvet-folcked card-stock for one side and the other is cut from gold-colored card-stock which I then coated with a thick layer of gold glitter !  Added a red ribbon after making an eyelet hole at the top. These are really pretty on the tree !  I cut them at 5 inches from the Joys of the Season cartridge. They are glued to a plain chip-board layer in the center for sturdiness ... I also added some jewled holly "berries" and "leaves" to the white side and a little bit of gold glitter stickles to accent the wings.

In order to cut the birds from "flocked" paper, I found it was best to use a mat that I have used a few times, so it is not "super sticky", then I turn the velvet side DOWN on it. I use a new blade (regular type) and set the pressure to MAX and turn the blade holder all the way to "6" (highest # setting). Then I usually have no problems with cutting the velvet paper. I use this setting for lightweight chipboard too (like the kind from a cereal box) , although I have found you need the DEEP CUT blade & housing for the thicker Grunge board or cardboard items.

26 comments:

  1. Your mind is amazing and so creative in the awesome projects you come up with. I wish I could think that way. Love the ornaments with the beading.

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  2. oh so pretty :) ... what blade did you use to cut the velvet paper , i always have the hardest time cutting anything thicker then reg. card stock.

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  3. Beautiful birds Barb! Great blog too, can't wait to look around some more!

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  4. Pretty birds! Love your blog, too. Really nice projects!

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  5. Very pretty...love your blog

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  6. I love your Doves - very pretty.

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  7. Very pretty dove ornaments!! I bet the glitter really sparkles from the lights on the tree :)

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  8. It is fantastic that you made the two sides of the ornament different, and so sparkly. I bet they look fabulous on the tree!

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  9. Such pretty birds! I love the sparkle that goes along with all holiday crafting. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Very pretty little ornaments. I love the bling. Great job.

    A new follower.

    Terri_ski @ yahoo dot com.

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  11. I love that there is glitter on the back. Thanks for the giveaway! I'm a new follower.

    michelegreen120 at gmail dot com
    www.michelegreen.com

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  12. Wow; love the ornaments!! I've signed up as a follower (love your blog!)...thanks for the ga!
    Deb, qoq_1athotmaildotcom

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  13. Beautiful ornaments!
    janiceaeschliman.blogspot.com

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  14. Those are great, my grandmother loves turtledoves. Those would look great on her tree ;)

    AirForce_Wifey

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  15. Such a GREAT piece of CANDY!!! Thanks ... enjoying your blog!

    Merry Christmas!!

    OCCricutUser

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  16. Such creative ornament and nice bling!! I am now a new follower and am liking what I have seen so far!! TFS!! And thanks for the chance to win a very cute cartridge!

    http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com
    Rexann♥

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  17. I just love your ornaments thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win this cartridge.

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  18. Beautiful work! Thanks for sharing and I am now a follower! I hope you have a wonderful holiday season!
    pearls623@hotmail.com

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  19. Love the dove ornaments and for the way you finished them off with the beaded hangers. I wouldn't have the courage to turn my flocked paper down on my mat, lol...thanks for tip of it being an older mat and thanks for a chance to win a cartridge, so nice of you! merry christmas!

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  20. Thanks for the chance to win.
    tacyn@comcast.net

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  21. hi - saw your blog from the 12 days of xmas swap on the cricut mb. which i could have been in that swap. such great projects. i am your newest subscriber. thanks for the give a way.

    maureen
    moknowsallcrafts.blogspot.com

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  22. Hey Barb I just became a follower! I love your dove ornaments! I can't wait to see what you came up with next!~Mary M
    http://Mary-fortheloveofart.blogspot.com

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  23. Hi! Saw your post on the circle MB and thought I would stop by! Love your ornaments, they're really pretty! Thanks for the chance to win! Happy Holidays!
    qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

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  24. Became a follower - great blog and ideas!!!

    Dawn M.

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