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Saturday, May 25, 2019

Shrinky Dinks.....Remember Them?????

Hello everybody: Last month, I was checking out THIS VIDEO TUTORIAL by Allison Cope and, as I was watching it, I was transported back to the early 80s. when my daughters were little and we discovered SHRINKY DINKS.
I also vaguely remember that I had a package of this plastic I bought a long time ago to create a plastic flower for a challenge but for the life of me, I can't remember which one.
After a looooong and exhausting search and just before I was making up my mind to go ahead and buy another package, I found it in our basement along with some old Craft Maker magazines, go figure.
So here's the project I created with this truly fun, shrink plastic stuff.


I decided to create a little box that will hold 6 note cards that are just about 3.25x3.25 following THIS VIDEO TUTORIAL. The image on both, the earrings and the note cards are from the Power Poppy stamp set called WILD MUSHROOMS.  One note.....the images you choose to create the earrings or a bracelet or pendant, must be big enough so, when you shrink the plastic, they can retain the details and be a good size. 
Here's a close up of the earrings.


Allison Cope used Copic markers to color her earrings, I don't have any Copics so I used Sharpies, you need alcohol markers so the colors can withstand the heat of either the heat gun or your oven.
So I hope you give this a try, this plastic is totally available at any craft store or online, it's so much fun to see the images wiggle and shrink right before your eyes, just please be careful, hold the plastic with tweezers or a metal scoring tool so you won't get burned.

I'm playing along with the following challenges.

Challenge #28 "Shrink Plastic"
Back to Basics and Beyond Challenges

Week #20 "Anything Goes" Coloring Challenge.
 Colour Crazy Craft Challenge

May
Not Just Cards Challenges

Anything Goes.

"Anything Goes"

Thank you for stopping by, your comments always make my day.

Hugs.
Maria.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Heat Embossing and Prismas.....



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Hello everyone: I'm really having fun coloring on dark card stock with my Prismacolor pencils, I think the colors get more intense because you have to apply a bit more pressure on the paper and you can always smooth the lines with paper stumps dipped in Gamsol.
My teammates and I over at the RETRO RUBBER CHALLENGE, have a fun Tic, Tac, Toe board for you to play with, it's one of the favorites because you have a lot of choices to pick from to play.
I chose the middle vertical line, RIBBON OR TWINE, FLOWERS AND EMBOSSING, EITHER HOT OR DRY.
Here's my card.

This flower is from The Crafts Meaw and was gifted to me by a dear friend of many years, Patti Willey.  She is one of the many, wonderful people who I'm blessed to call FRIENDS, we exchange cards often and we love it.
She gave me this set a good 5 or 6 years ago, thank you Patti.
So I stamped the image with Versamark ink on a piece of dark gray paper and heat embossed it with Pearlescent embossing powder then I colored it with my Prismacolor pencils.  This paper has a bit of a shine and that's why I had such a difficult time taking this picture. 
The butterfly was stamped on Vellum and color with the pencils too.
The sentiment was stamped with Versafine ink.

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This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.


The border is done with SU "Delicate Details", the sentiment is from Power Poppy "Pure Prairie Spirit" and the flower on the corner from Power Poppy "Simply Camelias".

I hope you get inspired to come along and play with us at the RETRO RUBBER CHALLENGE, make sure you visit the blog to check out my teammates' beautiful creations.
Remember to use stamps that are OLDER THAN ONE YEAR, and if you can, please let us know how old they are or how long you've had them.

Thank you for stopping by, your comments always make my day.
Hugs.
Maria.





Make Lemonade.....

Hello crafty friends: It's time for another SHOPPING OUR STASH challenge and the new one is all about BEVERAGES, any kind so, we all hope you go and shop your stash and come play with us in our gallery.
This is the card I made to inspire you to join us.


This sweet image is from a Penny Black set called HOMEMADE and it's just adorable.
I stamped the image on Canson Multimedia paper with Stazon black ink and colored it with Prismacolor pencils. I sponged a bit of Shabby Shutters and Squeezed Lemonade around it and popped it up with fun foam.
The patter paper is from Lili of the Valley(discontinued), the sentiment from the set. I added 4 enamel dots from GINA MARIE DESIGNS.

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This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.


I stamped the border with a retired SU set called "Delicate Details", the sentiment and the lemon slices, from the set.
I  hope you stop by the SHOPPING OUR STASH challenge blog to get more inspiration from my teammates and then, come and play along with us in our gallery.

Thank you for stopping by, your comments always make my day.
Hugs.
Maria.