Hello! Today, I have another Christmas ornament to share with you and it involves sewing. Yep you heard me right--sewing! I know my sewing skills are very, very limited but even I was able to pull this off. LOL!It was quick and easy and I love how it turned out! I think I might be making a few more of these for gifts.I started by creating all of my diecuts. I used the Grand Calibur from Spellbinders and S4-283 2010 Heirloom Ornaments die #5 to cut out two felt ornament shapes. The felt isn't wool or any special brand. I found the felt at Joann's and the color is called Sandstone. I also used S4-294 Beaded Ovals die #3 and S4-110 Classic Ovals Large die #2 to cut/emboss the beaded and classic oval. I used Simply Smooth Ivory cardstock for the beaded oval. The beautiful image of the little birds is from the Merry Christmas Creative Scraps from Crafty Secrets. I think this is one of my favorite images. I love using the Creative Scraps from Crafty Secrets!! The sheets are filled with so many wonderful images and there are several themes to choose from.Next I took a needle and thread and started sewing the beaded oval diecut on to the front of one of the felt ornament shapes. Then I took a cotton ball and pulled it apart to use for the stuffing. Real technical here--LOL! I put the other felt ornament on top and sewed the two pieces together. Here is what the ornament looked like after I was done sewing.I added tiny little pearls to the beaded oval diecut and then I used 3D Foam squares on the bird image to pop it up a little. Then I added a ribbon rose and some antique silver glitter fern leaves. Click HERE to see a tutorial on how I created the ribbon rose. To add the sparkle I used Tattered Angels Chandelier Glimmer Glam, I just brushed it on with a paint brush.
Paper: DCS Simply Smooth Ivory
Dies: Spellbinders™ Grand Calibur™, S4-283 2010 Heirloom Ornaments die #5, S4-294 Beaded Ovals die #3, S4-110 Classic Ovals Large die #2
Accessories: Crafty Secrets Merry Christmas Creative Scraps; Tattered Angels Chandelier Glimmer Glam; Joann's Sandstone Felt, Light Chocolate Ribbon, Ivory Thread, Antique Silver Glitter Fern Leaves, Pearls, Rhinestone; SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES By 3L™ White 3D Foam Squares; Cotton Ball
Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you are staying warm. ;-)
Hugs & Smiles,