Hi! Suzz here.
Christmas preparations are well under way in our house. I am busy getting prepared with decorations, presents and baking.
I was looking at the charming canvas hearts from the Hearts Die Cuts and thought how sweet it would be to create ornaments using two of them sewn together.
I started with the Basically Bare – Die Cut Hearts and stenciled on gold embossing paste with a doily pattern. I let that dry and then sprayed the canvas with a mist. After it was done the mist was darker than I wanted so I added a hint of white acrylic paint over the surface to lighten the background color. I let that dry and then hand stitched the edges to add an additional rustic feel.
You will need a heavier needle to stitch the canvas. If I had a machine and knew how to use it I would have used it to stitch the edges!
I stained the lace with a gold mist. I painted the dress form and stamped over the painted form with a text stamp. I then created a Christmas outfit with a touch of holly. I punched a hole in the top and tied on a piece of twine.
I am happy that I have three ornaments which can be attached to gifts and the recipient can hang them on their tree after they open their gifts.
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