Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Love Birds "Relationship" Altered Project

I was asked to create a project for the American Crafts blog with a theme of "relationships". I thought it would be fun to create a shadow box with 2 love birds perched on a 3D tree. I created this to hang in my daughter's room, which has a playful woodland creatures theme but it would be a great gift for anyone in love.

This was fun to create so I thought I'd provide step x step instructions/how to:

Step 1: Using an electronic cutting machine, cut the bits to form your shadow box.

Step 2: Cut a tree limb and individual leaves and birds. Adhere them to the tree limbs, folding up the leaves so you get a 3D look. Determine where you will adhere the birds and then make holes to stitch a heart directly above them.
Step 3: Stitch your heart and then adhere your tree limb with birds to the background paper.

Step 4: Assemble the shadow box and add additional embellishments as you wish.

TEXTURED CARDSTOCK 12"X12" WHITE (AM710-81), SMOOTH CARDSTOCK 12"X12"KRAFT (AM71-464), Buddy 12x12 paper (366812) – Amy Tangerine Plus One, Skipping Along 12x12 Paper (366761) – Dear Lizzy Day Dreamer, Embroidery Stencil kit (366848) - Amy Tangerine, Thread Kit (366864) - Amy Tangerine


Jenni Calma said...

Adore this!!

TL Marzewski said...

Love the hand stitched heart!