It's Tracey here to wish you each a very merry Christmas. One of the things I enjoy about the holidays is creating one of a kind, handcrafted gifts. Today I have a trash to treasure gift to share with you. I found this ironwork cross for a dollar at a local thrift shop and decorated it with handcrafted flowers created with Donna's Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms dies.
"Bless the Lord" Ironwork Cross
Tips and Techniques
I have a stash of bitty blossom flowers created with project scraps, so this was a quick holiday project to pull together. A tutorial for my Bitty Blossoms Flowers can be found here. I used all three sizes of Bitty Blossoms. I adhered the blossoms to the ironwork cross with Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive, but a hot glue gun would work as well.
I printed out this verse from Word Art Wednesday onto white cardstock, tore it out, and rubbed several colors of Mix'd Media Inx on to coordinate with the flowers. I backed it with a strip of chipboard to hold it's shape and backed with foam tabs to raise before gluing onto the cross.
Once I had the flowers and Word Art arranged and adhered to the cross, I applied Clearsnap Glue Gloss and sprinkled with Donna's Fairy Dust Glitter which adds so much gorgeous sparkle!
Once final close-up.
Thanks for stopping by today!
I hope you've been inspired to pull out your Bitty Blossoms dies
and create a handcrafted gift this holiday season.
~ Blessings ~
Donna Salazar Products
GCD Studios ~ Natural Beauty, Family Jeans
Clearsnap ~ Mix'd Media Inx - Truffle, Honey, Leather
Clearsnap ~ Fairy Dust Glitter - Sugar Shimmer
Ironwork Cross - Thrift Store
Clearsnap ~ Glue Gloss
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive, Zapdots
Verse from Word Art Wednesday