Hi readers! I can hardly believe as I type it… but it is the last day of July! My goodness, where is 2014 going? It’s flying by! Today we’re sharing a super fun gift idea by the very talented Tammy Tutterrow. It’s getting to be the gift giving time of year so now so what better time than now to start CRAFTING?!
I love when I can use my papercrafting supplies to make something for my home or as a gift. What better gift from the heart than a small embellished heart that can be displayed. By combining a few sewing supplies with inks, stamps, and dies, I was able to create something unique that a friend is sure to love.
Stamp a design onto the front of the colored heart using Jet Black Archival Ink.
Peel away the backing on the piece of colored Sticky Back Canvas. Adhere it to a piece of cotton batting. Trim around the edges of the heart with pinking shears.Peel away the backing on the natural colored piece of Sticky Back Canvas. Adhere it to a piece of cotton muslin. Trim around the edges of the heart with pinking shears.
Sew the two hearts together with the batting and the muslin on the inside. Leave a small opening for filling.
Stuff the inside of the heart with fiberfill. Sew the opening closed.
Cut a piece of white or cream wool felt the same size as the Tapered Fringe Die. Die cut the felt.
Use a needle and embroidery thread to make a running stitch along the bottom edge of the felt die cut. (I used brown so that you can see it better.)
Place the desired color of Distress Stain into a mister bottle. (I used Spun Sugar.) Mist the die cut felt piece with the stain. Allow the stain to soak into the felt for a minute or two. Blot the excess stain with a dry cloth. It will be fragile while wet so blot with care. Dry with a heat tool. Use an ink blending tool to dab on some additional color or age with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
Gather the felt on the embroidery floss. Tie the embroidery floss in a knot when the felt is gathered all the way.
Adhere the leaves to the heart.
Adhere the felt flower to the front of the heart over the top of the leaves.
Add a button or small round embellishment to the center of the heart.
To die Crinkle Ribbon, scribble the desired ink colors onto your craft sheet (shown- Tumbled Glass and Broken China). Mist the ink with water. Toss the ribbon around on the ink droplets. For intense color, tap the ink pad directly on the ribbon. Mist with water to blend. Use a dry cloth to wring out excess moisture. Dry with a heat tool. Dab Vintage Photo Distress Ink over the ribbon to add age.
Create a bow with the Crinkle Ribbon. Adhere the bow to the heart under the edge of the flower. Pin the paper string with tag onto the bow using a Wire Pin. Tuck to small pieces of Ruler Ribbon under the bow.
Adhere a few random Gear pieces around the flower and bow.
I love how soft and unique this finished flower looks. It is so easy to make and truly add a “wow” to any project.
Thanks for reading today and thanks to Tammy for this awesome inspiration!
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