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Friday, October 7, 2011

Faux Tile Technique

I did the Faux Tile technique on this card and I love how it came out! I have seen this technique a bunch of times but never tried it before. My Aunt passed away last week, and I made this card for her, even thought I can't send it to her. I think she would have liked it.

Now that we have the new Simply Scored tool, it's really easy to make this card! Here is how I did it.
I scored my Vanilla card stock at 1/2" intervals in both directions. I cut it 4" x 5" so it would be easy to do, then decided I wanted it smaller so just cut a little off each side to keep it centered.

After I scored it, I stamped the En Francais background stamp on it and sponged the edges lightly with Crumb Cake ink. You want to make sure when you stamp, you do it lightly so it doesn't show up in the score marks. Then I stamped the Inspired by Nature flower in Early Espresso ink. Once it was dry I used my VersaMark pad to lightly cover the top of the card and I embossed it with clear embossing powder. Add your sentiment from the You are Loved stamp set from the Holiday Mini and your pearls and you are finished!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Punch Art Skull with Framed Scalloped Border

Here is my punch art skull card! I used the Scallop Trim Punch to make a scalloped border around the Scallop Oval Frame die from the Big Shot! Wow, that's a mouthfull! You can use this technique to make a frame around any shape you want!
You can see how I did it all below!

For the bones I used the Modern Label Punch. I have layered it over a full one so you can see how I cut it. I slimmed down the long sides and just cut the center bumps off both ends.

The skull is using the Blossom Petals Punch, the largest blossom. You can see how I cut it here. I cut the nose and eyes out using a craft knife.

***I forgot to write it in the beginning, but this was my Mommo's idea to do the border this way!***
To make the border I punched a strip of white paper with the Scallop Trim Punch. Then I cut a slit almost all the way through at each bump in between the scallops. I used the center of the Scallop Oval Frame die for the center. I cheated a little here since I don't have the Web embossing folder yet, so I just used my stylus to score in the web. I lightly sponged it with White craft ink and then sprayed it with Platinum Shimmer Paint mixed with alcohol in a spray bottle. The web and shimmer do not show up well in the photos but they look great in real life!

Then just tape the ends of the scallop piece going around the oval so just the scallops stick out.

Where they meet when you come around, you can just cover with a bow or something if they don't match up exactly. I covered mine with my sentiment.

I have done other punch art skulls before, but this new one is by far my favorite! Here are some others below.

Treasure Chest and Treat Box Card

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Fancy Favor Treat Broom

Here is my Fancy Favor Treat Broom! I used the Fancy Favor box die and the packing paper that comes with Stampin' Up shipments to make this little favor! These would be great to make with a class or for all the people that come to your next class filled with little treats! A great hostess gift too and so easy to make!
I saw the original idea on the Martha Stewart site using paper bags, but I thought the Fancy Favor die would be perfect for these!

Here is how I made this cute little witches broom favor:

Using the Big Shot and the Fancy Favor die, cut out two bags using the scrap paper that comes with the Stampin' Up shipments as packing material. If you do not have this, grocery bags or construction paper would also work ok. You do not want to use cardstock to do this, it will be too thick.

Tape the bottom of the boxes together. These do not need to be perfectly straight or have all of the scores folded. You are going to smush them around anyway.
Cut one of the bags in slits going almost to the bottom of the bag.

Put your treats in the uncut bag and put this is the center of the cut bag. Just smush the bottom to fit it in.
Use twine and tie up the top of the bag around a stick. Your bag is finished!

I used the Out on a Limb stamp set and the 2-1/2" Circle Punch to make the little tag for the top of the stick. I tied this on with more twine.
If you want to use the Fancy Favor box, but make the treat bag broom larger, here is how you do it!

Use one section of the paper packing material from the SU shipments and fold it in half the long way.

You are going to fold over in the middle of both layers of paper like shown. The fold needs to be on the top part of the Fancy Favor die, not over the scores to make the bottom tabs.

Put it through the Big Shot and you will get your two bags that are larger and can hold more treats. Follow all the rest of the steps above to make the broom!

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