Happy Tuesday! This week the Xyron team is featuring products by Heidi Swapp. For my project, I decided to create a quick decor project that would be a fun addition to any decor or even as a festive holiday gift. The project could easily be converted to a holiday card design as well.
Begin by misting a Color Magic Pennant and a 6″ x 8″ artist canvas panel with Gold Color Shine.
Allow the mist to sit for a moment before blotting the excess with a dry cloth.
Dry the pennant and canvas panel with a heat tool.
Use an ink blending tool to apply Vintage Photo Distress Ink to the edges of the canvas.
I really liked the subtle images of the stars on the back of the pennant along with the random inking from my craft sheet. I decided to use the back of the pennant for a more subtle look.
Use an ink blending tool to apply Peeled Paint Distress Ink over the back of the pennant. Notice how the stars stay darker? I love that!
Use an ink blending tool to apply Vintage Photo Distress Ink to the edge of the pennant.
Tear or cut a piece of pattern paper (Heidi Swapp Believe Collection) to fit the front of the canvas.
Tear or cut a second piece of pattern paper about 1/4″ smaller on each side than the first paper.
Cut a piece of cotton batting slightly larger than the second pattern paper.
Tear or cut a piece of pattern paper so that it is the same shape as the pennant. Tear or cut it so that it is slightly larger than the pennant.
Use an ink blending tool to apply ink to the edges of all the pieces.
Use a glue stick to apply the cotton batting to the background paper.
Run the top pattern piece through a Xyron to apply adhesive to the back of the paper.
Adhere the paper to the top of the batting.
Machine stitch around the sides and bottom of the assembled paper and batting stack.
Place a swipe of glue stick across the top of the paper pennant.
Adhere the inked pennant to the top of the pattern paper pennant.
Place a swipe of glue stick across the top of the back of the paper pennant.
Adhere the pennant to the top left side of the assembled paper and batting stack. Sew along the top edge of the stack through the pennant.
The pennant is now sewed to the top of the piece but the bottom is still free.
Apply strips of Xyron High Tack Tape across the back of the assembled piece.
Adhere the assembled piece to the front of the canvas.
Use an ink blending tool to apply Festive Berries Distress Ink to the outer edge of the Pressed Paper Frame.
Use an ink blending tool to apply Vintage Photo Distress Ink to the inner edge of the pressed paper frame.
Apply Xryon High Tack Tape to the back of the paper frame.
Adhere the frame over the pennant.
Use an ink blending tool to brush color onto two Color Magic Flowers. Mist the flowers with water to blend and wick the ink.
Blot away excess water with a dry cloth. Use a heat tool to dry the flowers.
Adhere the flowers to the lower inside edge of the frame using Xyron Adhesive Dots.
Use an ink blending tool to apply Pine Needles Distress Ink to the Color Magic Alphabet letters.
Use an ink blending tool to apply Vintage Photo Distress Ink to the edges of the letters.
Adhere the letters to the front of the assembled piece next to the paper frame.
Die cut three holly leaves from pattern paper using the Tim Holtz Festive Garland die. Use an ink blending tool to apply Vintage Photo Distress Ink to the edges of the leaves.
Adhere the leaves next to the flowers.
Optional, add small adhesive bling stones to the frame and next to the sentiment.
To add a little lift to the holly leaves, roll a Xyron Adhesive Dot into a ball. Place the rolled adhesive dot under the leaves to keep them lifted up off of the surface.
There are so many layers and textures on this project! I love the touch that a layer of batting adds. It adds a softy coziness that makes a project feel “homey”.
I love the way these Color Magic Frames take Distress Ink. They let you create some really nice color shading that makes them really stand out and create a focal point.
I love how there is such a soft hint of color on the flowers. They still feel white and light. Keeping them light really helps keep them as a focus and keeps them from disappearing into the other elements.
I hope you found a tip or two that you can use in this, either as decor or as a card. I have several more Christmas holiday themed projects coming up. Keep watching for more ideas!