I have dabbled in mixing fabric with paper and with printing on fabric in the past, but this time around, I decided to try something new. I pulled out one of the MFT new releases being released TOMORROW and made this little cutie.
To make the ornament, I hand-cut two hearts from red felt. I love felt -- it's a great no-sew, non-fraying fabric, which means lots less work for me! Then, I blanket-stitched around the edges using cream embroidery floss. I had never done a blanket stitch and had been wanting to try it out forever, so I followed an online tutorial. It was extremely helpful and kept me from tearing my hair out! :) Before I stitched the last few stitches, I stuffed the heart with poly-fill. Then I finished up my stitching.
I stamped the mistletoe image with memento ink on a thin cream muslin fabric. Then I cut carefully around it with sharp scissors, being careful not to fray the edges. I colored it in using prismacolor pencils, applied a thin layer of fabric glue to the back of it, being sure to get close to the edges so it wouldn't fray, and then gently pressed it on to the front of the ornament.
I finished off the ornament by carefully tucking some cream twill ribbon in between blanket stitches at the top of the heart. Then I added a button, sewing through the ribbon as I sewed on the button, to secure everything together.
Stamps: Santa Baby, by MFT
Inks: Memento Black
Accessories: Red Felt, Embroidery Floss, Muslin Fabric, Prismacolor Colored Pencils, Button by MFT, Cream Twill Ribbon