I plan to do a series of tiger-themed crafts throughout the year to celebrate the Year of the Tiger. I finally sat down a couple of weeks ago to make this hanging heart idea that I had.
I have used the paper set exclusively. The only extras I used were the gem for the flower centres and the letter dies that I used to make the words. You could also use a digital cutting machine to cut the letters. Apart from the slightly wonky lady, I really like how it turned out ☺.
- Prepare the heart base. I used 4 layers cut from old cereal boxes and glued together.
- Choose one of the papers for the background. Print it out and trace around the heart base, then cut it out and glue onto the heart.
- Go around the edge of the heart with a sanding block (optional).
- Print out a couple of the leafy papers and fussy cut a variety of leaves. I cut nine leaves.
- Print out the art deco style black and gold paper and cut 5 of the fan shapes.
- Print the lady and the sitting tiger clip art making sure to resize them to match the size of the heart base and cut them out.
- Use the uppercase die set to cut the letters S, T, A, Y from the copper textured paper.
- Use the lowercase die set to cut the letters w, i, l, d, from one of the tiger skin paper.
- Position the lady and the tiger towards the centre of the heart. It doesn't matter if the tiger overhangs the edge a little bit.
- Position the lettering in the top right of the heart.
- Add one of the smaller leaves underneath the words as a flourish.
- In the top left corner use the art deco style elements to create a flower. Glue them down around a central point leaving the edges free.
- Add a gem in a coordinating colour to the centre of the flower you created.
- Arrange a few of the leaves around the flower, slotting them in behind the petals.
- Add some string or other fixing method to the back of the heart.