Surprize!!! There might just be a couple of folks who spotted that there were 5 sneak peeks, and yet I said I might be releasing six sets!! Yep, I didn't put up the sneak peek for this set 'cos I had not had confirmation of delivery!! Happily it has been confirmed and there will be six sets!!
This set is called Sewing Box Christmas and features a stack of Christmas images drawn to look like they have been stitched. In particular they resemble little fabric appliques that you might find on quilts and other stitcheries.
One of my favourite images from the set is the wee Christmas tree. It is a simple single line stitched tree - I believe they are called 'feather trees' and they are a motif popular in quilts and stitching in general.
My stree comes with separate star, heart and little circles that can be used as baubles, see the pic below. For this sample I stamped a few baubles, coloured them and threw in a few buttons. I added some page pebbles (you can get these at Precious Scraps) to a couple of the baubles and paper pieced the star, tree bucket and heart. All of this was completed on top of a background stamped with the plaid-builder stamp from Off Beat Backgrounds - I made a twill stripe with it. Distress Ink Antique linen.
On this next card I stamped the dinky wee stocking image directly onto 3 different fabrics. The best way to do this is to iron a piece of Bondaweb (think this might be called Wonder Under in the US - if anyone knows for sure please tell me), or fusible web onto the back of your fabric. It makes the fabric nice and stiff for stamping on. Once you have stamped your image, I use palette inks, you can peel off the backing from the Bondaweb and iron the fabric - stamped side up, directly onto some card. You will find this makes the cutting out a snip!! lol
I cut the whole stocking from the tan fabric, then the inner image from the red and then the toe and heel pieces from the green, layered them on top of each other and stuck them together with a suitable glue.
Punched a tiny hole near the top of the cuff, threaded a button onto some twine and pulled it through the hole.
These would make dinky wee tree ornaments too!
Finished the card simply to show off the stocking.
Lastly for tonight I want to show you a couple of things about the images in Sewing Box Christmas. Below you can see the tree simply stamped on the left, while the image on the right is the tree customised with baubles and stars etc. this makes for countless variation and stacks of fun!! lol!
Secondly, most of the large images in this set are styled as a double layer 'applique' image but they have been drawn so that you have the option of discarding the outer outline and using just the inner image, this might be useful depending on the scale of your project. It makes for even more possibilities and also means that you can layer paper pieced images with ease to build up a nice focal point! See the image below, sorry for the furry pic!! it was late...there was no natural light!! lol
On the left - the stamped image, on the right, the complete image coloured and in the middle, the centre image only coloured and trimmed out.
Hope they tickle!
Also don't forget to enter the competition from yesterdays post (scroll down) to have a chance of winning the Grand prize - One each of the SIX sets releasing on Tuesday!!!!!
Hi, I’m Claire Brennan and I'm a crafter. I am currently designing new stamps for Gina K Designs as well as prepping some of the popular WMS sets for re-release with Gina - it doesn't get any better! Thanks for stopping by, sure hope you see something different here!
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