Friday 25 October 2019

Ink it! Stamp it! Design Team Blog Hop | Theme: 3D Project

Welcome to the Ink it! Stamp it! Design Team Blog Hop. This month we will be sharing 3D projects. The full line up below will guide you through all the projects.

I struggled a little with this theme because I couldn't decide what 3D item I was going to make.... I just had too many ideas floating around in my head. I looked at making lots of different sized and shaped boxes, gift boxes & packaging, flowers and even baskets.

However..... after spotting something on Pinterest, I ended up trying my hand at an Origami Diamond Ornament.

For my Origami Diamond Ornament, I found some fab folding instructions through Pinterest on a 2016 post by Frau Liebling.

I played around with some scrap paper first to see how big the ornament would work out and for my practice ornament I started with 15cm x 15cm squares of paper. For my proper attempt I decided to go a little smaller and went with 10cm x 10cm squares of DSP.

The DSP chosen for my ornament comes from the See A Silhouette pack and uses both sides of the same sheet. As our DSP is much thicker than standard origami paper, I used my bone folder to help with my fold/crease lines (just be careful about cracking or splitting the DSP on those fold lines).

If you plan to add a string to your ornament, you need to thread it through before you glue to 2 sides together. For my string I used some Whisper White Bakers Twine and to add a little weight to the ornament, I raided my stash of retired embellishments (as I don't have any current products that would suit) and added a metal snow flake (which comes from the All Is Calm Snowflake Embellishments pack). The knot to tie both ends of the twine together is hidden inside my ornament.

I have to say this was a little frustrating to make, perhaps because of how heavy/thick the paper was that I was using. Plus glueing the 2 pieces together was a bit fiddly and tricky to line them up perfectly and keep them that way until the glue dried (as you can probably see from my photos, some moved a little before the glue dried.... but handmade isn't always perfect and it is still handmade with love).

Overall I am happy with my first attempt and will give it another try with some of our specialty papers and/or some of our lighter GSM papers. Fingers crossed the second time around it will be much easier.

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See A Silhouette Designer Series Paper (149443)

Whisper White Solid Baker's Twine (124262)

Tools: Paper Trimmer, Bone FolderScissors/Paper Snips
Retired Products: All Is Calm Snowflake Metal Embellishments
Non Stampin' Up! Products: Large sewing/threading needle

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  1. You're an origami sister! I love the look of this ornament, whilst you may not think it's perfect, it's handmade with love - and that's what counts

  2. Gorgeous! I love the dangling ornament on the bottom. They look perfect to me!

  3. So pretty! Love the colors and your addition of the snowflake under the ornament is just perfect! :)

  4. What a cute and clever ornament! I really love the dangling snowflake!

  5. o.m.g!!!! this is so adorable! fantastic idea and i'm so glad you were able to join the hop this month

  6. Oh wow Kirsten that is sooooo impressive x


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