I opened up a word document and inserted the Sprig of Holly digital image from the A Creative Need Etsy store. I reduced the image width to 4.5". I printed the image on white shrink plastic.
I colored the image with Prismacolor pencils and cut it out leaving a small white margin around the image as shown in the picture above. Note: Be sure to color the image lightly as it will brighten considerably when you shrink the plastic.
Here are the colors I used ... PC909, PC922, PC024, PC026, PC941, PC1082, PC1090, and PC1096
After I had colored and cut out the image, I shrunk it. Please follow the instructions on the package to shrink your image.
I cut a piece of plaid ribbon about 6 1/2" long. I also cut a 1 1/4" x 3" piece of 1/8" thick black craft foam. These will be used for the back of my pin.
I placed the craft foam about an inch down from the top of the ribbon. I folded the bottom up and the top down over the craft foam. I used the fast grabbing glue to glue the two ends of the ribbon down. Then, I glued the sides together.
After the glue dried, I glued the shrunken holly spring to the pin. I cut the shank off a Christmas bells button and added it above the holly. I attached a pin finding to the back of the pin.
And this is what it looks like on my winter coat ...
Until next time, I am ever searching for inspiration,