Thursday, January 29, 2009
Always and Forever
Good Morning!! Todays post is for the Craft Secrets Challenge on Splitcoast Stampers. I don't get to take part nearly as often as I would like, but this challenge was to use something new we had received over the holidays. This was received over the holidays as a gift to myself - I love Crafty Secrets products because they have that vintage look I love and since I'm into Valentine's Day right now, this was a good time to use this set. It's called Cherubs.
This is the 2nd time I'm writing the instructions, because for some reason the first time did not save - oh well. So, for the envelope I cut a piece of "Cream Music" from Creative Imaginations to the size I wanted, scored accordingly, folded it together and deckled the edges that way, so they would not be uneven. I then cut out a piece of dp from Crafty Secrets "Pastel" paper pack, cut it approximately 1/2" less all around, scored it, deckled the edges, and glued it to the base, applied Magnetic Closures by basic Grey. The cherub was stamped on watercolor paper with Jet Black StazOn ink, let it dry, and used watercolor pencils and a waterbrush, let it dry, and used Stardust Stickles by Ranger on the wings, the ribbon, and the hair. I also adhered a small strip of pink rhinestones in the middle of the wings, and at the top and bottom of the envelope. For the glittered heart, I used a Marvy scalloped heart punch, spread glue over it and then silver glitter. Once everything was dry, the cherub was glued to the heart and the whole piece was then glued to the envelope.
I think you can see from the photo how the ornament was done - nothing special or hard. If you do need further instructions, please let me know in a comment and I will post the details.
Thanks for looking, have a great day, and spend at least a little time doing something that YOU love.