HITTING THE BOOKS is our theme this month at Anything But A Card which is a trifle difficult for me as I normally do in most of my projects! So for something different I thought I would make a hanging ball ornament from folded die cut papers.
I have done this before with the Dress Form Die but thought it would be fun to try another shape - although finding a concentric die is not easy - so I resorted to a circle! I cut my circle die twice and cut one in half, then glued them together to make a segmented ball shape (sorry no photo!).
I die cut circles from an old book and folded them in half. I used Vintage Photo Distress Ink around the edges of the papers and the segments of the ball shape.
Then I started glueing the papers together, four or five at a time and then glueing them in to the circle segment. I find it easier to do it this way rather than trying to stick them all individually into the segment.
Not a great photo but here is the finished ball. It was a difficult shape to work on but there is always something useful to hand! The kitchen towel roll made a great stand.
Then it was down to decorating - some handmade flowers and metal squirls and altered leaves from Hobbycraft which I sprayed with Broken China spray to soften the bright green.
I hope you will join us this month in our challenge - just think about using papers or books in any way you like, just not in a card! Click the link HERE to go to the challenge post and see the wonderful DT makes and the super entries so far.
We have made some changes at Anything But a Card which we hope you will like and find a little easier for joining in.
Challenges are now monthly rather than two-weekly as I am sure all of us (including the Design Team!) found the challenges coming around a little too quick!
Watch out too for our monthly mini challenge spotlighting one of the Design Team. This month Julie showcased some of her wonderful journals.
Thanks for looking x