Welcome back to another 2015-16 Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team blog hop. If you are hopping with us, you should have just come from visiting my very good friend, Cindy Schuster.
I love just about any style of Christmas decor, but when push comes to shove, I lean toward traditional elegance. Apparently my family does too because one Christmas I did a whimsical tree and my guys hated it. LOL! I have been lacking in stamping creativity the past few weeks, but just when I thought I didn't have one more ADT project in me, the Lord blessed me with an idea for this beautiful ornament.
This past summer we were traveling to the beach when we stopped for dinner in Florence, Alabama. The restaurant was filled with stunning metal artwork. It was truly amazing and I took several pictures. I am pretty sure these are called Moravian Stars.
I knew that I would probably never have the patience to replicate it with paper, but I think this ornament captures the essence. It is basically a modified Star of Bethlehem.
This was the first ornament I made using the Pyramid Pals Box Thinlits. I stamped the snowflake from the Frosted Medallion stamp set on each point and then assembled it. For the poinsietta I used the Festive Flower Builder Punch along with the Vintage Leaves stamp set. Here is a step-by-step look at how I made it.
I absolutely love how this turned out, but you know I cannot leave well enough alone. I wanted to see what it would look like if I took it to the next level and added even more embellishments...and this is how it turned out.
I couldn't be more thrilled with each ornament and honestly, I love them both. I think it really depends on your personal decorating style, but in real life, the one with all the gold is stunning but very difficult to photograph.
I hope you have been inspired by today's project and maybe even give it a try. If you are already going through the hop, you should have just arrived here from visiting our Artisan Team Leader and my good friend, Cindy Schuster. When you leave here you will travel on to visit the amazing Inge Groot. Our team this year is super talented and you are going to love all the fabulous projects so be sure to visit them all.
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Have a blessed day!