Monday, May 6, 2013

Make It Monday #115: Beyond Paper with Impression Plates

You would never believe me if I told you I jumped for joy when I saw this week's MIM .
I have a recycle/reuse/re-purpose drawer that is bulging at the seams. When I saw that I could get rid of a few things I was ecstatic to say the least!

 For my first venture "out of the box" I decided to use a piece of packaging I saved from a wallet my
hubby got for Christmas. It was the perfect size and already had the stitching done for me, hurray!

Here's the Father's Day card I made:

I embossed the leatherish piece with a Tim Holtz Texture Fade Folder. Die cut a Mat Stack 3 out of kraft CS. Stamped a tree from Father Knows Best as well as the sentiment with Classic Kraft ink. Colored the leaves with various markers and used a heart punch for the "apples" which I had to make shiny with glossy accents. Tied a little twine around the Mat Stack and adhered it with some foam tape. I also adhered the leather piece with foam tape onto a piece of Rustic Cream CS. Pretty simple I guess.

Hopefully I'll be back with some sort of remnant from something else, after all, I can't throw anything away!!    Thanks for looking!


Sunday, May 5, 2013

Make It Monday #114: Blown Ink

I truly cannot believe it is May! Yesterday I had a wonderful day with Prima celebrating NSD(National Scrapbook Day). Live shows all day long. They were awesome and so inspiring, thank you to all that were involved and the amazing teachers.

So, on to this weeks' MIM. Dawn shared with us a very cool technique that was super easy and lots of fun by just blowing through a straw. I decided to give it a shot and this is the result:

I started with two Tim Holtz distress inks: Mustard Seed and Barn Door. I blew out the Mustard Seed
first on an old piece of sheet music and then used the Barn Door on top. I then used PTI's Limitless Layers circle dies for the sentiment circle and cut in  the sheet music. I used Tag It's 12 for the "happy day" sentiment. Mounted it all on some Terracotta Tile CS and dressed it up with some Prima flowers and a little bling. Hope you all like it.

 Please don't hesitate to ask me any questions and I LOVE your comments!!  Thanks for stopping by today!!