Flaming Heart Garland by Michelle
Hi! Michelle here with another foiled papercraft!
I absolutely love anything to do with Mexican folk art, don't you just love the flowers I painted on my kitchen wall? Festive right? Well, I thought I'd make a flaming heart garland to match.
You will need:
Flaming heart die by Sizzix
Tools to emboss / foam pad
String or wire garland
I ran the foiled paper, and flaming heart die through my die machine in all the foiled paper colors, using the back side of some for 'gold' as needed.
Then I separated all the layers.
I traced one of the hearts onto cardstock and cut this out just a lit bit larger than the trace.
I made enough for each flaming heart.
Next, I began to assemble the hearts, alternating the layers and securing with glue.
I placed the hearts on a foam pad and used various tools to gently press into the foil to create a 'hammered' tin effect.
The bone folder adds nice ridges into the 'flames' of the heart.
Then I turned over the hearts and taped the wire garland to their backs. You can also use string or ribbon. I used wire so I can eventually hang the garland onto a small Christmas tree I decorate with Mexican folk art ornaments.