Saturday, October 22, 2011

Silver Glimmer Holiday Wreath Ornament

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  Today, I’m going to share how you can create an elegant Holiday Wreath Ornament from Silver Glimmer Paper and die cut leaves, with a simple, single layered option too!  The 4” ornaments is perfect for a beautiful holiday housewarming gift,  a gift bag or package embellishment, or even to adorn a gift bottle of wine (LOL.. or a GIANT bottle of Kiehl’s Lotion)!P1_Holiday_Silver_Glimmer_Wreath_BY_Sharon_FieldSupplies Used for today’s…P2_wreath_Ornament_Sharon_Field_on_Createdbyu_Blogspot

 Silver Glimmer Holiday Wreath Ornament


  • (1 full sheet) Silver Glimmer (17) 2x3 pieces
  • (1 +1/3 sheet) Brushed Gold (17) 2x3 pieces
  • ONE 2-1/2” circle punch Whisper White

Ink:  Versa Mark

Stamps:  Pines and Poinsettias

Big Shot Machine and Originals Die: Leaves #2

Other Accessories: 

Multipurpose Adhesive Mat Pack
Crop-A-Dile Tool Heat Gun
Real Red 5/8” Satin Ribbon Heat Tool
Pewter Embossing Powder Snips
Mini Clothespins Sanding  Block
Embossing Stylus Mini Glue Dots

Step by Step Instructions

  1. Turn on your heat tool, and allow it to warm up. Stamp the 2-1/2” Whisper White Circle with image from Pines and Poinsettias using Versa Mark Ink, cover with Pewter Embossing Powder, remove excess and heat to emboss.  Set aside to use in future steps.
  2. Use Big Shot Machine and Leaf # 2 die to cut 17 oak leaves in Silver Glimmer and Brushed Gold Card Stock.
  3. Burnish the back of the Silver Glimmer Paper Leaves with a sanding block, and then attach to Brushed Gold Card Stock Leaves using Multipurpose Adhesive. Set aside to dry.
  4. Place each leaf (brushed gold side facing up) on top of the foam and cutting mat from the mat pack. Use the wide end of embossing stylus to score down the middle of each leaf, pressing firmly.  Gently fold each leaf on scored line, towards the Silver Glimmer Paper, do not crease.step4_SilverGlimmerwreathBy_SharonField_onCreatedbyu_Blogspot
  5. Use the Embossing Stylus and your thumb to curl the edges of each leaf, outward from the Silver Glimmer Paper and toward the Brushed Gold Card Stock.  NOTE:  A pair of needle nose pliers will also work well for this step.5.silverglimmerwreath)_ornament_SharonField_Createdbyu_Blogspot
  6. Place the embossed circle on your work surface, and use as a guide to form the smallest wreath layer.  As you place each leaf, they should have 2/3 on the embossed circle, so the embossed greeting is just visible. 
  7. Once you have your leaves in place, secure with Mini Clothespins.  Now, carefully lift each leaf and place Multipurpose Adhesive between the leaf layers.  Keeping the Mini Clothespins in Place, set aside to dry and begin working on the next wreath layer.     If you are making a single layer wreath, you can now skip to step # 9.7a_back_OF_Wreath_Leaves_SharonField_Createbyu7b_Clothespins_Glimmer_paper_Wreath_SharonField
  8. Set embossed circle on your work surface, and use as a guide to form the second wreath layer.  This time your leaves should have 2/3 OFF the circle.  Set the embossed circle aside, and repeat step 7, using clothespins and Multipurpose Adhesive.
  9. Once all layers are dry, cut a 3/8” hole in the smallest wreath using a crop-a-dile tool.  Set it on top of the larger wreath, and use as a guide to punch the larger wreath.9.cropadile_punch_SharonField_WreathCreatedbyu
  10. Cut 12” of Real Red Satin Ribbon, thread through the holes in the layered wreaths and tie with an overhand knot.10_overhand_Knot_Glimmer_Wreath_Sharon_Field
  11. Create an approximately 2-1/2” wide Double Loop Bow using the Real Red 5/8” Satin Ribbon, and attach to the ribbon using 3-4 Mini Glue Dots.11_Double_Loop_Bow_Glimmer_Wreath_SharonField
  12. Place Mini Glue Dots around the outside edge of the Whisper White embossed 2-1/2” circle, and attach to the back of the larger

You’re Done!

Hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial, next Saturday I’ll begin sharing instructions for the Stampin’ Addicts Big Shot Blog Hop projects shared last weekend.

I hope you enjoyed today’s Super Saturday Holiday Wreath Ornament tutorial, and look forward to reading your comments.  If you have questions, you can leave them in the comment section or use the contact me form at the top of the page to email me!



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Dee in N.H. said...

That's gorgeous!!! Would be beautiful on my tree with lights making it sparkle! Great project!

Adriana Benitez said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Only special people would get one of these, lol :)

Cindystamps said...

That is unbelievable! You have really outdone yourself. thanks for the tutorial.

A Touch of SOL said...

Dagnabit...I dont have that die...UGH! I LOVE IT~Gotta go to SCS and wish rak leaves...Can't wait to make this...TFS! Your the BEST!

Chriserendipity said...

Sharon, that was genius to adhere the silver glimmer sheet to the gold cardstock to finish off the back with a metallic look, too! Love how you shaped the leaves! Thanks for such a "sparkling" and amazing project!

Donna Matoi said...

WOW! this is gorgeous! thank you for sharing and teaching such wonderful projects!

Gail S. said...

Just beautiful!! Love the Bling :)

JustYolie said...

Absolutely beautiful!!

Gwnne said...

This wreath ornament is beautiful thank you for sharing

Gwen Mangelson said...

LOVE IT! Can't wait to make one!
Thanks for sharing!!

lisa808 said...

Sharon, this is an awesomely amazing and dazzling ornament!

Susan said...

this wreath is stunning; you are such a joy to read & aaahhh over what you've made &share for the day; some times I go over numerous times, as I'm afraid I'll miss something; TFS!!

Erna said...

WOW, just stunning!! Thanks for the tutorial!!

Donna Ellis said...

Your photography is always the best, capturing every little sparkle of glitter! How do you do it? Thanks for the great tutorial for this wonderful ornament!

Melissa Davies said...

Very Pretty!! Thanks for sharing the instructions!

Yapha said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Thanks for the great tutorial!

Fabiola said...

superbe!! ├ža brille! biz

Shelley Z said...

Beautiful! Love all the shimmer and shine from this beauty!

Heidi Baks said...

Wow you are glimmer paper crazy, but this is really beautiful!

Mickey Roberts said...

Sharon, this is awesome! Thanks for the tutorial.

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