Thursday, October 24, 2019


The OCTOBER RELEASE from C.C. Designs was full of so much Christmas goodness! I love the entire release!! Now that it's getting closer to my favorite holiday, I've been inspired to make some homemade decorations this year. A couple years ago we bought a huge, 9-foot tree that we decorate in teal and white colors. But, I have a little table-top tree that I want to create homemade ornaments for in more traditional colors.
For my project today, I created an ornament using a small embroidery hoop. I stamped some characters from the TINY CHRISTMAS Stamp Set onto some 18 count white Aida Cross Stitch Fabric using the C.C. Designs Black Olive Ink Pad. I then went over the lines with a Copic Multiliner to darken them a little. Next, I colored up the images using Copic Markers. You want to use a light touch as you get closer to the stamped lines because the ink will bleed. 
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11, E04
Hair: C2, C5
Red: R24, R27, R29, R59
Green: YG23, G82, G28
Pink: RV02, RV04, RV09
Teal: BG10, BG13, BG15, BG18
Reindeer Brown: E11, E23, E25, E27
Light Brown: E41, E42, E43
Antlers: E43, E47
Ears: R11, R20
Bell: C1, C3, Y15, YG23
Black: C3, C6, C10
Because the sentiment has small letters it doesn't stamp well on the cross-stitch fabric, so I stamped it on white cardstock. I used the embroidery hoop to trace the curved lines around the sentiment and cut it out. Then I used Copic R27 to create the red border, and raised the sentiment on foam tape.
My plan is to make several of these embroidery hoop ornaments...some with stamped images and others with different Christmas fabric. They are so much fun! Be sure to head over to the C.C. Designs Store and grab your favorite stamps and dies before they sell out!

7 comments: said...

You're so creative and talented Rosemary! I love your Christmas ornament, it's fabulous!

Amy said...

What a cool idea!!! And a lot faster than cross stitch!!! Love this!

MadeByMeghanK said...

This is amazing! It looks sooo cool! I HAVE TO TRY!

Migdalia said...

This is just adorable! Fun idea!!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia's Crafts

Lacey Lassy said...

Wow. I thought you cross stitched this and my mind was like: I'm never gonna do that project! Thanks for sharing how you did it. I just might try it! Beautiful ornament and one to be treasured forever!

Txkickerbelle said...

Those ornaments just ooze of cuteness! I love them, but then again, I love everything you do. ;-) Thanks for sharing.

Lori Patterson said...

Hi Rosemary. I came across you today by accident.... But, I am happy that I did. I decided to start more from your beginning. And I was please to find, you stamping on cross stitch cloth. I have just been looking for certain stamps to do just this!!! ~~ I am just going to continue to watch your Diamond press video. I love there products. You are very talented. Lori