Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Shrink Plastic Jewelry

Sadly, this will be my last design team post for Great Impressions.
Things have gotten very busy in my life, so I have decided to
take a break from designing and crafting for several weeks.

I created this necklace using translucent shrink plastic and a beautiful stamp from Great Impressions called Scene of a rose.

Instructions:
Sand shrink plastic on both sides then wipe off dust with a paper towel.
With make up sponge or dauber tap Jade ink across shrink plastic.  Underneath the Jade tap Lime ink.   Set ink by lightly going over shrink plastic with heat gun.  Turn over and tap colors.  Set ink.   (Only use heat gun for a few seconds to set the ink as you don’t want to shrink the plastic yet.)
Stamp Scent of a Rose with Graphite Black ink over the Jade and Lime.
Let ink dry completely.  Will take 24 to 48 hours.  Or you can speed up drying time by lightly heat setting with the heat gun.  (Just be careful not to smear the ink and stop before plastic starts to shrink.)
Punch 1/8" hole in top.
Cut out with scissors.
Place shrink plastic on a box or phone book.  Use heat gun to shrink.
After it shrinks and while it's still hot, use a acrylic or wood block to flatten it.
Attach jump ring and black cord.

Supplies:
Great Impressions Stamp:
Translucent Shrink Plastic
Heat Gun or Oven
Paper Towel
Brilliance Ink Pads:
Pearlescent Jade
Pearlescent Lime
Graphite Black
Make Up Sponge or Dauber
1/8" Hole Punch
Fine Sand Paper
(Box or phone book to place shrink plastic on if using a heat gun.)
Wood or acrylic block or something to flatten shrink plastic
Black Cord
Jump Ring
Scissors

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Invite for boy's "Cowboy" theme birthday party




Here's a quick and easy invitation I designed for a little boy's "Cowboy theme" birthday party using two new stamps just released by Great Impressions Stamps.

Supply list:
Great Impressions Stamps:
F533 Barbed Wire Border
G469 Bucking Bull
Versafine Vintage Sepia Ink
Cardstock: Vanilla, Caramel, Brown, Rust, Blue
Cuttlebug Perfectly Paisley Embossing Folder
Nestabilities Classic Rectangles Large
1/2" Circle Punch
Paper Studio Star Brads
Jute Twine
Glue Dots
Adhesive

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

New Release - Breezy Summer Days



I love all the new releases, but I think these adorable overalls and fun saying are my favorites.  I stamped the image onto lined paper then onto polka dot.  Cut out the polka dot overalls and glued to circle.  Then added a scalloped circle background and put pop dots on the back for a bit more dimension.  Stamped saying onto lined paper, cut out, added blue layer, then put pop dots on the back.  Cut a small strip of polka dot background paper to create the faux ribbon for the tag.  Assembled all layers and added flowers with pearls and buttons.
Supply list:
Great Impressions Stamps:
C436 Breezy
G464 Overalls
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
My Minds Eye - Stella Rose Papers
Off White Cardstock for card base
Nestabilities dies:
Classic Scalloped Circles Large
Standard Circles Small
Flowers from Pat Catans Craft Store
Pearls, button, crochet thread, pop dots

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Happy Flowers Necklace



Here's a necklace I designed to wear with one of my favorite summer tops.   It's made by stamping on shrink plastic, shrinking with a heat gun or oven.  Then adding gems and beads.

Instructions
Sand shrink plastic then wipe off dust with a paper towel.
Punch a 1 3/4" circle in shrink plastic. 
Punch 1/8" hole in top of 1 3/4" circle.
Stamp Flowers on circle.  Let ink dry for approx. 10 to 15 minutes.
Place circle on a box or phone book.  Use heat gun to shrink.
After it shrinks and while it's still hot, use a wood block to flatten it.
Attach jewelry findings, beads and necklace.
Glue gems to flower centers.

Supplies used
Great Impressions Stamp
E685 Happy Flowers
White Shrink Plastic
Heat Gun or Oven
Paper Towel
Brilliance Graphite Black Ink
1 3/4" EK Circle Punch
1/8" Hole Punch
Fine Sand Paper
Gems - found them in the isle with nail decorations.
Beacon Quick Grip All Purpose Permanent Glue
(Box or phone book to place shrink plastic if using a heat gun.)
Wood block or something to flatten shrink plastic
Silver Necklace
Jewelry Findings
Tools


Sunday, August 5, 2012

Hello Friend





 There's a new challenge starting today at
The theme is "Animals".
Hope you can join us.

Supply list:


Great Impressions Stamps:
Memento Black ink for image
Versafine Black ink for saying
White cardstock
K & Co Citronella Designer Paper
Nestabilities:
Long Classic Scalloped Rectangles Small
Long Classic Rectangles Small
1 1/4" Circle Punch
Prismacolor Pencils:
Terra Cotta, Burnt Ochre, Peach, Goldenrod, Yellowed Orange
Sunburst Yellow, Canary Yellow, Spanish Orange, Blush Pink
Warm Grey 10%, Warm Grey 30%, Non Photo Blue, Apple Green
Flowers, buttons, crochet thread, glue dots, adhesive

(Finished card size is 4 3/4" X 6 1/2")

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Wild about you!

This is a anniversary card for my hubby.  
The inside says "I'm wild about you!"

Supply list:
Great Impressions Stamp# H05 Giraffes
Memento Rich Cocoa ink pad and marker
Designer Paper - DCWV Safari Chic Stack
Neenah Classic Crest Smooth Ivory
Rust Cardstock
Spellbinders Nestabilities:
Standard Circles Small & Large
EK Success Punch - Daisy
Copic Markers: W1, E21, E31, E33, E35
Button, jute, ribbon, glue dots, pop dots

Challenges:
Here comes the boys Challenge #32 - Jungle Theme
Joanna Sheen Challenge Blog - Animal Crackers
Phindys Place Challenge #114 - Button it
Poodles Parlour Challenge - Anything Goes