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Yesterday, I decided to work on a Christmas project, inspired by Vickie Kello, and I have to say, at times, it has tested my patience. To create the project, I used the brand new Christmas Gleaming Bundle, the stamp set has matching punches.
I believe in showing and telling you the truth. Not every project works out and not every project is going to be great with your very first attempt. That's how you learn, that's how you improve and innovate! Here it is!
Will I make another one, YES! In fact, I have already stamped out different coloured baubles and I promise I will share them with here with you.
Hints on constructing my Everest Christmas Decoration. (I can actually say that I conquered Everest! 😁)
1. I would tie the tulle together before trying to glue it.
2. Make sure the glue is hot enough, if its not melted enough... it wont stick the tulle to the paper.
3. Practise making the rosette, it took me a huge amount of time to get it to stay in place so I could glue it. I may have made it too long, it seemed to have a lot of spring.
4. Practise using the hot glue gun so you understand the working of it. I learned that if you use a circling motion after you add the glue to the project, it stops all the wispy threads of glue.
What I would do differently:
1. I would do two rosettes, maybe a white one behind the red.
2. I wouldn't put the little ornaments on every long ornament petal.
3. I would use Wink of Stella on the images.
4. I would make sure the end of the rosette was in the valley not the hill.
To finish: Add some ribbon on the back with hot glue.
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