Good morning! My turn has rolled around again for sharing my Papertrey Ink Tips & Tricks with you. I've created a fun, holiday ornament in a hoop using my stamps, paper scraps, dies, felt, washi tape, and a few other items.
Embroidery hoops don't have to just be used for stitching and they come in a variety of sizes. My little girl loves to stitch, so I have a few of these small 4" hoops on hand that are just the right size for her little hands, and they happen to be the perfect size for an ornament.
The process is simple and minimal supplies are used including your favorite paper, trim, and even fabric scraps.
Step 1: Select your supplies (paper, stamps, trim, washi, etc), and adhere them in layers to a sturdy cardstock base, beginning with your stamps and then working upward from there. I used the Background Basics: Christmas Joy stamp set and True Black ink. I also selected Papertrey Ink Sweet Blush Bitty Dot, Simply Chartreuse Gingham, and paper from the Candy Cane Prints collection. My washi tape is all from Freckled Fawn.
Step 2: Die cut your base using your chosen die cut. I used the Tag Sale #8 die.
Step 3: I cut my second layer using the Tag Sale #8 die from vellum, just to add a nice, soft layer. I then used the house die from Love Lives Here die collection, and cut it from cardboard. You can peel cardboard into layers, removing a bit of the top layer to give it a more textured, rustic look and this can be done either before or after you run it through your die cut machine.
Step 4: Next, I painted my die cut house using acrylic paint and a foam brush...it just takes a tiny amount and as you can see below, I don't saturate it and cover it completely as I like the weathered look. Distressing the edges with ink will help achieve this look as well.
Step 5: Die cut a second house from your chosen paper. I used Sweet Blush Bitty Dot again.
Step 6: Cut the roof from the house, trim it down just a bit in size and adhere it to the cardboard house. Stitch around the edges if desired. You'll also notice that I added a felt layer behind the house which was cut using the Perfect Patches die and Vintage Cream felt.
Step 7: Stitch the felt patch in place and add patterned paper or washi tape to the backside of the house so that it shows through the heart window. I used glitter tape. Adhere your layers together.
Step 8: Cut holly leaves using the Holly Jolly die and Simply Chartreuse felt and embellish them with adhesive gems or pearls for the berries. I didn't have red on hand, so I colored my pearls using a red Copic marker.
Step 9: Adhere the felt leaves and berries to your house.
Step 10: Place your chosen fabric inside an embroidery hoop. I used tea stained muslin. Trim off the excess and embellish the outer edge with ric rac, ribbon, trim, etc. Adhere your paper-crafted tag to the center of the hoop. Tie a bow at the top, I used Vintage Cream Grosgrain.
Hope you'll treat yourself and sit down to make something special this weekend.
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