So I've been busy crafting. I'm in the midst of building a new Christmas banner to hang in our entryway. I thought I'd share some of the pieces I've gotten completed.
Last night, I completed the letters and banner bases. I chose to use the Big Shot Oval die that's new in this years catalogue. I used up a few pieces of paper from the Be of Good Cheer DSP that I had left over from making the cards for the class, and embossed a few pieces of cardstock for the others. I used one of the sheets of paper from the gorgeous paper pack with embossed images on Kraft for the BG for the letters.
This morning I was playing with several embellishing ideas. Patty Bennett had a wonderful tutorial for placing the tulle behind rosettes and garnishing with the exqusite Vintage Faceted Buttons with a pearl for a finishing touch.
Next I sewed a Fabric flower and used a bigger button to finish off the middle. I love the way it turned out, I completed the flower by sewing some tulle behind it.
I made my first 'rose' from the Ornament punch. It turned out quite pretty, but not as tight as I'd like, looking a bit more like a magnolia, don't you think? So I may use it, or make a couple others.
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