Wednesday, February 09, 2011
Welcome! These are my "Material Girl" tags for February. Elizabeth suggested that we share the techniques we use on our tags. Mine are pretty simple really, and not too difficult to figure out, if I'd taken a close up shot, but it's late and the lighting is bad, so I'll just point out a few:
At Elizabeth's suggestion, I sandwiched a cereal box foundation for the tag between the background papers on the front and patterned paper on the back of the card. Then I stitched around the edge a couple of times.
The heart was also cut from a cereal box, then adhered to self-adhesive felt and cut out again. I used pearl cotton thread to hand stitch around the heart and secured the needle in the paper doll's hand for a fun affect.
To stick to my theme of using sewing notions on all of my tags, I also glued a teensy button to her dress and tied bows of pearl cotton to her pigtails.
That's it for this month! Maybe next month I'll take pictures of the steps involved in making the "Material Girls."
Thanks for stopping by,
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