Good Morning Everyone, let’s hope that the weekend is bringing you some relaxation with those you hold dear! I have something a little different to bring you today……… let me know if you like it!
The hat stands about 12cms tall, including the flower on the top. The width of the brim is 14cms and the width of the central part of the hat is 8cms across, so it is not an overly large hat. To make the brim, I used two Spellbinders Circles dies, almost as if I was making a frame (putting the smaller one inside the larger one before cutting – it looked like a massive Polo!!). I cut one in card and one in Maya Design Paper and glued them together. For the central part, I used a full length of A4 but I cut the width to 10cms, I then drew a pencil line 2cms in from the edge and also scored a fold at the same point. I then cut zig-zags into the 2cms to the pencil line on the bottom so that I could glue it to the brim. Before glueing, I added my pretty paper (which was the full A4 length but 8cms wide). For the top, I cut 2 larger circles than I actually needed (one in card, the other in the Maya pretty paper), using a Spellbinder die. I stuck them together then drew round a smaller Spellbinder die which was the correct size to fit into the top of the central part of the hat. I then cut zig-zags from the edge of the circle to the pencil line so that I could fold them over and glue it in position to make the top. I then glued the brim of the hat onto one of the large circle dies from Spellbinders Grand Circles. The pretty band round the base of the central part of the hat is Tattered Lace Sparkle Border. I typed a sentiment, printed it out and then cut it using Doohickey Fairytale Tag, Prince & Princesses. The flowers are Heartfelt Creations Vintage Floret Die and Stamp set, I have painted these with Ranger Distress Inks. The leaves are Creative Expressions, Finishing Touches Die, Fern (small). The white loopy die cuts which can be seen around the large rose on the top of the hat is Memory Box, Elegant Scrollwork. The ribbons and pearls are from my own collection. That’s it chaps and chapesses! See you again soon! Hugs Annie xx