New Christmas Heart Decorations that may be found as a Digital download via Artwolf on Etsy.
A quick Step by Step Picture run through.
They can be used as tags, or backed to each other with a ribbon loop in between the two as decorations hanging from tree, alternatively on a descending straight vertical ribbon hanger, or horizontal banner hung, or sandwich two together on a
kebab stick with ribbon bow beneath to decorate plants etc.
1..Print off your digital sheet onto card, smooth bright white card for the best effect.
Fit to page will cover all page sizes, and is the simplest option, but if you are computer literate you can take them up larger to your pages size limits.
2..Cut out the hearts just roughly, leaving some white surround to release them into individual pieces, they are easier to cut out now. 3.. If you don't want to make up the boxes or all the tags now, leaving a border of white surround around each piece will save the piece's edges in pristine condition, so you can safely store them in a box, until you wish to make them up.
4..Make a centre cut into the mid line of the hearts white excess, before cutting away the excess to the centre, this will stop you cutting too far into your heart's centre edge.
5..Then continue to cut away the white excess from the circumference of the rest of your heart shape.
6 & 7.. I lay out the cut shapes using the carpet (because I haven't a table at Present :),) as my mood board as a trial, laying different colours of ribbons and textures together, till I get an effect or marriage of textures I wish to continue with.
8..Gluing together hearts. I use catalogues or old magazines as my gluing board, turning the page for a clean surface between operations
Dab glue all over one back surface of a heart, spread over with fingers, flip magazine page and lay down on a nice new surface, Wiping fingers before proceeding. You can now either lay in a ribbon loop, kebab stick, or ribbon banner
depending on what you are making.
Now cover the glued side with another heart, arranging and pressing carefully together.
9.. Place a blob of glue on your magazine page and gently cover the outside edges with glue, applying with a fingertip(easiest) all the way around the heart shape.
10.. Glitter, Tear a clean page from your magazine fold in half and crease,this will help you pop your glitter back into the container when you have finished.
10B..Pour some glitter of your choice into the folded page
10A..Gently push your glued edge heart into the glitter.
11..Showing two finished Heart Hangers.
12..The double sided heart stick is made in exactly the same way, except that a kebab stick is inserted between the two heart shapes. The kebab stick is laid down on the glued heart, a small amount of glue added to the stick portion to be encased within the heart, before sandwiching gently together. I only stuck a small portion of the stick into the heart's middle line, less than halfway up, to make a secure fixing.
Double backed hearts look best with nice crunchy glitter on the outside edges, which masks any small cutting or gluing errors too, or you can insert stick crepe ruffle to one hearts outside edges, before sticking on the other heart, which gives a really pretty vintage effect, (depending how much patience you have, and of course if you have the time, and if you are enjoying it).
12.. A simple tied satin ribbon completes the Heart Stick.
Some other ideas, Below.
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