The Woodware Just Words stamps have a brilliant selection of must have words these one are from a set that is perfect for the senior members of the family both male and female Great Grand, works well with other greeting stamps to truly personalize your cards.
The shrink plastic comes in clear, translucent, white and black, or you can get a starter pack that has 2 sheets of each.
I have stamped on the white shrink plastic here with Black Surfacez ink from Colorbox. One of my favourite things about shrink plastic is that your mistakes get shrunk with the piece, so stamping does not have to be perfect.
Here you can see how patching the stamping is. I have coloured the flower plastic with the rose pink and the turquoise they are nice and wet so you can blend them together and have touches of purple, this will work on card too but it is really well none porous surfaces.
When you heat the shrink it will curl up and you have to be brave, and just keep heating.
an acrylic block is a handy way to flatten the piece if it does not go completely flat when heating.
here you can see how much the pieces shrink.
I have some translucent pieces too.
Here you can see that I have used the Clear Glaze Pen as a blender pen to get the orange to blend to nothing.
I have also used the Clear Star pen to add a bit of sparkle to the flower.
Here is the finished white one the kilt pins are a really good way to display the pieces.
Over on the Woodware blog this week the girls have been showing off Pop Up Boxes, these are a really clever design I take my hat off to who ever came up with the first one, and I am very sorry that I don’t know who should get the credit.
I really enjoyed making this and I am sure that it won’t be my last one. I have used the Stampendous Perfectly Clear Know Your Heart and stamped simply in wicked Black Dye ink. These stamps were a perfect size to use with the Dreamweaver Nesting Frames I have cut the larger layer from The Celebrate 6 x 6 pad.
Now I have added at the bottom a link to a very good tutorial on making these boxes, but I cheated (yes I know you are not surprised I do it all the time) I used half a sheet of card from the Black Magic Pad which is a 12 x 12 pad which is black on one side and has a colour in the other side the handy little strip in the bottom makes a perfect tab for sticking your box.
This is how I scored the card and trimmed the fold in flap.
For the inside I have used Francoise’s Clear Magic Beyond the Clouds which I think is a lovely sentiment.
Inside I added two support bars.
and filled it with more words and some of Francoise’s Flutterby Butterflies. I used acetate to attach them so that they do flutter nicely.
I stamped on the patterned paper and did a little touch of highlighting the designs.
I just love the these boxes go virtually flat for posting!
Can you see my not so deliberate mistake? I have spray much more heavily at one end of the canvas than the other, which was not really noticeable on the flat sheet of canvas, well not so noticeable! It is at the back, so I have not done anything about it.
I stuck a piece of card on the bottom so that it was flat. Make slits in the canvas so that the fullness is catered for when you fold over the excess, this give a fairly neat finish.
I added another piece of card just to keep it neat and again give me a good join to the base.
Carefully attach to the solid brim.
The join at the bottom is not very neat, but that is what ribbon is for.
To decorate I have used the Burlap Flowers and Ribbon.
Also the new Woodware Cotton Ribbon in Natural the ribbon comes in 15mm and 6mm I have used the 15mm to wrap around the hat. I made a multi bow with the 6mm and the medium (middle) sized template from the Brilliant Bow Maker.
I inked all of the edges with the Caribbean Surfacez ink. And used some ribbon and double sided tape to attach the top of the hat.
The tag on the top had been punched and the stamped with the Rollagraph Define it. I have then written on my little ditti.
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Using the same Bark Crafters as on the Mouse I have stamped the background with Jane’s Festive Background Clear Magic Single I stamped it several times to get the whole of the card covered.
To finish off I used some striped string and attached some mini lights I used some double sided tape on the back of the lights and used them to hold the string in place, I also fixed the string with tape behind the ovals.
The card is 15 x 15 cm (6″ x 6″)
to see what the rest of the girls are up to this week pop over to the Woodware Blog
Well I am last this week for the Woodware Challenge and this week I know where I got my inspiration from,
I subscribe to this magazine from Rainbow Silks, but quite often I don’t get around to reading them, but this week I spotted these hearts. My daughter has bought herself an iPad Mini and wanted a cover for it, and she does like hearts.
So here we have it, no nothing like the hearts that inspired it.
I then placed the fabric on some wadding and stitched. To do the stitching all that I do is use a darning foot and lower the teeth so that you can move the fabric in any direction. I have used a few different variegated threads to add colour.
The back and front are just velvet panels that have some wadding in the middle.