Thursday, December 13, 2012
Today I spent time crafting with my neighbor Pat. We always have so much fun creating together. This morning we made a lot of Christmas tags and this afternoon we worked on creating felt poinsettias. We used the Tim Holtz Sizzix "Tattered Poinsettia" die and wool felt. I remember reading that you need to use wool felt when die cutting because the regular craft felt will kind of fray out the edges. The wool felt gives you a nice clean cut edge. We were real happy to see how nice they die cut. Since the challenge, this week at Joan's Garden is to decorate a box, we added three of the flowers on this box to give you another idea for the challenge.
There are three different size petals on the Tattered Poinsettia die to create the flower. The green leaves were die cut using the largest flower on the die. To connect the layers together, we used a needle and thread, sewing through all four layers. When the green largest flower was die cut, a couple of extra smaller petals die cut on the square placed on the die, so they were individually glued in under the petals, with "Glossy Accents" which gave the flower a little more dimension. We also used "Glossy Accents" to glue the gold beads in the center of the flower.
I have never tried cutting anything other than card stock with the Tim Holtz dies, but they easily cut through other things such as material or even chip board. These felt flowers will look beautiful on Christmas packages, or you can even glue them to a barrette or create a label pin. Do you have other ideas you can use them for?
Sizzix "Tattered Poinsettia" (658261)
Glossy Accents (GAC17042)