To adorn any festive table this season is my Artisan Design Team Project. A few months back I created a Winter Napkin Ring in preparation for the winter entertaining season upon us.
With Christmas Cards now behind me, I thought I’d share this project so that you can get creative for your festive table. Wanting something that wasn’t the usual Holly, Berries and sprig foliage, I set to work.
Measuring the width of my widest Natural Ribbon, I cut a length of Crumb Cake to be the same width. Taking a gathered Napkin, I wrapped the crumb cake cardstock length around it to form a loop. This napkin ring needed to be lose enough to slip on and off of a gathered napkin and not be too tight.
One full Christmas Pinecone Die shape was die cut from Lost Lagoon. Cleverly snipping this into sections where a pinecone would sit, I overlapped the pinecones, adhering them together to form a base.
Blending Brushes were perfect for adding additional colour for shading. I used both Garden Green and Pretty Peacock.
Using Textured Floral Dies, I cut a set of leaves from Lost Lagoon and a long tall sprig from Moody Mauve. Die cutting the detailed Pinecones from the Christmas Pinecone set in Orchid Oasis was the perfect colour base for making the head of the Thistle. The Textured Floral leaves were perfect to surround the mock thistle heads.
From here I used Berry Burst for my focal flower, darkening the petals at the base with Blackberry Bliss ink. To add depth to the flower centre, Blackberry Bliss cardstock was used.
To add a lift of colour, a Cherry Cobbler flower was introduced with an Iridescent Rhinestone centre. A bow of Linen Thread gave a whimsical feel to this project and Shimmery White Embossing Paste dabbed to the leaf tips. This helped give that wintery feel.
With everything anchored to the original Christmas Pinecone die pieces, this was all then adhered to the Napkin Ring with Hot Glue.
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