A little Valentine Tutorial…

Jan 19, 2009

I guess you can tell I LOVE Maya Road. Seri­ous­ly love every­thing Deb and Car­o­line make and the great thing about their prod­ucts are they mix and match per­fect­ly. I always look at their coast­er albums and think they would make won­der­ful fab­ric pat­terns. Well need­ing a break from book projects yes­ter­day I decid­ed to use the bird pat­tern to cre­ate my own fab­ric embell­ish­ment. Talk about super EASY to make. Seri­ous­ly easy. This is the first piece of fab­ric any­thing I have ever sewn. Yes I got the sewing machine to sew on paper. Any­way, I thought I would cre­ate a lit­tle tuto­r­i­al think­ing you might like to give this a try.

Ticket to Love

Sup­plies Need­ed:

Instruc­tions:

  • Trace page from 2‑Ring Heart Binder onto red felt, cut out using dec­o­ra­tive scis­sors (pink­ing)
  • Adhere ledger paper to top of 2‑Ring Heart Binder page, sand edges
  • Stamp top of ledger paper using Jour­ney East Wild­flower Stamp Set inked with Creamy Brown Flu­id Chalk Ink, out­line edge of heart using a black pen
  • Using a paint brush, apply Col­lage Pauge Instant Decoupage onto Sheer Heart Scal­lop page, while still wet sprin­kle coarse glit­ter on top of album page, tap off excess, let dry
  • Stamp one Bin­go Card image and one Love Tick­et image using Emboss­ing Ink and Tim Holtz Dis­tress Pow­der (fol­low­ing instruc­tions on bot­tle), cut out
  • Attach glit­tered Sheer Heart Scal­lop page to top cen­ter of stamped ledger 2‑Ring Heart Binder page
  • Attach stamped Bin­go Card and Love Tick­et embell­ish­ments on top of glit­tered Sheer Heart Scal­lop page

Ticket to Love

  • Trace Heart Coast­er Book page, cut out using dec­o­ra­tive scis­sors (pink­ing) sew around inside edge of heart, stamp heart using Jour­ney East Wild­flower Stamp Set, adhere to Heart Coast­er Book page
  • Attach to top of Bin­go and Love Tick­et embell­ish­ments
  • Trace Bird Chip­board Book page twice onto fab­ric, cut out, place­bat­ting to mid­dle, sew togeth­er
  • Draw a wing onto fab­ric, fold fab­ric over, cut out (you should have 2 wings) place bat­ting in between wings, sew togeth­er
  • Using Fab­ri Tac glue bird body and wings to red felt, cut out using dec­o­ra­tive scis­sors (pink­ing), sew but­ton onto wing
  • Using Fab­ri Tac attach wing to body and body to top of small Heart Coast­er
  • Cre­ate a small bow using white seam bind­ing, attach to bird, accent bow with Bead­ed Felt Blos­som and Jew­el, Leaf and Vin­tage Pins

Ticket to Love

  • Cre­ate bow using red & white Bak­er’s Twine, attach to birds beak
  • Cut Scal­lop Ric Rac (Roy­al Red and Creamy Beige) to aprox. 12″ attach top of felt using Fab­ri Tac
  • Using Fab­ri Tac attach altered 2‑Ring Heart Binder page to red felt

I hope you give this pat­tern tech­nique a try. It is real­ly fun.
Enjoy!

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