I cut out the bodies and wings and embroidered a word [love, joy, peace, faith, hope] on one wing, and 2016 on the other. Not much extra embellishment, just a few stitches round the sequin eye, and down the tail. Then I sewed them together.
Here are a line of doves on the arm of the sofa.
I put hanging loops on to make them ornaments.
To make the cards, I got some regular cards and cut an aperture in the centre. I used my die cut 'squarish' shape, on the diagonal like a diamond.
I wanted to sew a small button on for the loop.
Top Tip -you need to make sure the button isn't tight up against the card or the loop won't stay. To make a 'shank', sew the button to the card over a matchstick, then slip the stick out when you've finished.[see pic] That little bit of extra space will make all the difference.
Then loop the loop over the top and hang the bird in place [sharp eyes will spot that the Peace bird had a shorter loop so is hanging from the front!!]
My greetings were written on the inside of the front, in the four triangles - I could have used the back I suppose - but I didn't want to write where it would be visible when the card is on display! Here's a row of doves waiting to fly to friends...