Oh! How I wish my eyes would cooperate and let me cross-stitch again, but I tend to go cross-eyed anymore regardless the size of the stitches... so I'm falling back on some paper quilting to ease that "itch" if you will.
This 12 x 12 paper quilt was fun to create and I'm excited to share this quick tutorial and background file with you. The shoes are available in Hazel's Wicked Witch SVG Collection at SVGCuts.
Cardstock - 2 butter cream fromFSJ and similar textured piece from AC Cardstock
eBrush, SN adapter and Spectrum Noir markers
Sizzix eClips2 and eCal software (or your preferred electronic cutting machine)
Hazel's Wicked Witch SVG Collection (shoe, buckle optional)
SVG paper quilt background (my design for you to download and use - personal use only)
stamps (whatever's in your stash)
embossing powder (Ranger fine detail white and black)
Weave embossing folder
Embossing machine (Big Kick from Sizzix is my go to)
Blending tool (optional)
pop - up dots, scor tape, Lineco quick dry glue
Open your machine's cutting software, place the background SVG on your mat (download link in the supplies list above). In this case, I created a 10 inch square and arranged my "patches" on the square. Open a second page (mat) and place the shoes on the mat, resize to and copy and paste 9 shoes on the mat. You can also cut the buckles, but I chose not to for this quilt. Make legs and stockings to fit. Play around with basic shapes to get what works best for you.
Emboss the patches using a weave embossing folder. Color the patches as desired. I used Spectrum Noir markers and the SN adapter with my eBrush. It made pretty quick work of things. If desired, spray again along the edges for a little more depth.
I wanted a light texture on the windows of my framing mat. So I used the blending tool and some ink to add a little bit of color along all the cut edges and outside of my 10 inch square.
Color the shoes with the eBrush and a black SN marker. The color is smooth and blends well (no streaking). You can heat emboss using stamps and embossing powder as desired. Color the stockings and stamps as desired.
Glue the stockings to the shoes.
Now, it's time to assemble. Center the 10 in square on the 12 in backing piece of textured cardstock. I used pop-up dots on the back of the patches and place in their respective places in the 10 in mat. Glue the shoes in place as shown or however you wish. As an afterthought, I glued some brads in place I had from a long ago collection from StampinUp. They were perfect since they have little stars on them.