Hi everyone, Eloise here and today I have some Stitched Christmas Tags to share with you all. I’ll be using the Sparkle Dot Patterns 1 stamp set to create my own shape that I can stitch. I’ll also be pulling in the Stitched Duo 1 Dies and Angel Friends stamp set to help create my tags as well.
To begin, I cut out 6 tags from the Stitched Duo 1 die set, 3 from white cardstock and 3 from watercolour cardstock. I then ink blended some Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean Distress Ink on the bottom of the three watercolour tags. Next, I used the line of dots stamp from the Sparkle Dot Patterns and stamped it in a Christmas Tree pattern. The line of dots has ten dots, so I masked off all but 1, stamped it down on the top of the tag in the centre with white ink on each tag. Then, I left two dots unmasked, and stamped them down with more white ink underneath the first dot and repeated the steps until all of the dots were stamped. I just stamping, adding one more dot at a time to create a triangle, for it to look like a Christmas Tree. Once I finished stamping all the layers of the tree, I clear heat embossed them all so the ink wouldn’t smudge while I was stitching.
Next, it was time to stitch. I poked through all the dots with a paper piercer so that I would have a guide for stitching. I’m using three shades of green thread, to have an ombre tree, to give a little extra to my tags. I did a simple back stitch through all lines of trees and also joined each line to make small triangles to give more interest to the stitching. I did three lines of each shade of green on each tag. Once all my stitching was done I adhered the normal white tag onto the back of each stitched tag to cover all the threads. Next, I used some Large Gold Star Sequins for the star on the top of the tree, then used some Berry Bright Sequins to adhere onto my tree, since I felt the colour scheme was fitting.
To finish up my tags, I used the Angel Friends stamp set and used the sentiment ‘Merry Christmas’ to stamp onto some black strips of cardstock. I white heat embossed them, trimmed them down and adhered them with foam tape onto the bottom of my tags. Then, I punched small holes at the top of my tags, threaded through some brown and white twine and my tags were complete.
I hope you were inspired to try to use the Sparkle Dot Patterns 1 stamp set to created stitched projects. I used the line stamp to create a Christmas Tree shape, but you could use the star or heart from the stamp set to create the same effect for a different theme of card or tag.
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