By Judi Kauffman
This project starts with a Merry Christmas or Season’s Greetings die from Suzanne Cannon’s A Way With Words collection, a purchased Christmas stocking and pre-made wire-beaded leaves. All of the elements are secured to the velvet cuff with gem glue, ideal for adhering die cut Shimmer Sheetz to fabric.
Step 1 – Die cut a greeting (Merry Christmas, Season’s Greetings, other), four flowers and a branch or two from Ruby Gemstone Shimmer Sheetz. (Reminder: Review Els van de Burgt’s YouTube tutorial if you are new to die cutting Shimmer Sheetz, a metal adaptor plate is REQUIRED.)
Step 2 – Using the photos to help with placement, arrange and adhere the greeting, flowers, branches and wire-beaded leaves to the cuff of a purchases stocking, using small dabs of Beacon GemTac glue.
Step 3 – Add a gem to the center of each flower.
Step 4 – Option: If you enjoy hand sewing, use Kreinik #8 braid and a couching stitch to secure the greeting, leaves and branches. Switch to a bead needle and sewing thread; add beads to the center of the flowers.
Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Christmas stocking with velvet or other smooth fabric cuff
Beacon GemTac Glue
Kreink #8 metallic braid