Saturday, December 12, 2009
On the SIXTH Day of Christmas...
a Butterfly flew in and landed on a Tag Ornament!
First, the Butterfly.
To make this you will need a large skeleton leave and two smaller leaves.... any color! You will also need Judikins Glass Micro Beads, an oval Tim Holtz fragment, some tiny dewdrops or bling, Glossy Accents or similar, and a Xyron sticker maker or some sort of adhesive to attach the micro beads.
I cut my larger leaf to make the two upper wings as I show you here in the diagram. Trim them to the same size/shape if you need to. Remember, nature is not perfectly symetrical!
When you are happy with your wings, Run them through the Xyron machine or apply adhesive.
Remove backing and dip you wings in the micro beads. Brush off excess.
Glue the wings to the TH fragment with Glossy Accents.
Add tiny dew drops or bling for the body
Outline and accent wings with stickles in the color(s) of your choice. Add ribbon or cording for antenae.
While the butterfly dries you can work on the tag ornament....
Score three tags, 1/4" from each long edge.
Color, distress, emboss, and/or embellish your tags.
Attach tags together at 1/4" wide flange to form a triadic shape.
Add flowers, butterfly and accessories till you are happy with your ornament.
Hang it on your tree and ENJOY!
ENJOY the Holiday Season!!