the dove is a peaceful message of hope
For many a dove represents peace, a messenger to your spirit, a messenger from the holy spirit or a symbol of inner peace.
the poinsettia is a symbol of the nativity
The poinsettia began its association with Christmas in 17th century Mexico. Legends associate the poinsettia with a local nativity, and The Franciscan Monks adapted it to use in teaching of the Nativity. The star shaped flower is taught to represent the Star of Bethlehem, and the red color of the most traditional Poinsettia represents the blood Jesus shed for Christians.
The products for this ornament were all from Stampin’ Up!
The dove is cut from Heavy Whisper White cardstock and glued together with Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I used the solid wing die for the background of the wing, layered below the cutout detailed the wing. This would also be beautiful with a silver shimmer paper or silver foil paper (132178, page 153) as the background of the wing.
The poinsettia is two cuttings of the smallest poinsettia from the Poinsettia Dies – offset to show more petals. The leaf is from the same die set. The yellow dots on the center of the flower are done with a 1/8″ hole punch.
The hanger on this example is white bakers twine, however, I want to make more with the white Snowflake Splendor 1/4″ ribbon.
from the Handmade For You, August to- December 2020 Mini Catalog:
Detailed Dove Dies 153526, page 13
Poinsettia Dies 153522, page 16
Snowflake Splendor 1/4″ ribbon 153548, page 37
from the Annual Catalog
Thick Whisper White card stock 140272, page 153
Real Red card stock 102482, page 142
Garden Green card stock 102584, page 142
Daffodil Delight card stock 119683, page 142
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