Sunday, May 26, 2013
I hope you are all having a nice Memorial Day Weekend. We are having nice weather so are getting some yard work done. I received a new set of JustRite stamps called "Winged Vintage Labels Two & Three" that I used on this card. This is another set with labels, butterflies, and a lot of great sentiments. I white embossed the label with the sentiment, and the butterfly, on black card stock. The design paper is a piece from my stash.
I had a couple of email questions about the Sizzix, Susan's Gardens Poppy I created the other day. If you want to use crepe paper, you need to place the petals on the crepe paper so the lines run up and down in order to get them to shape. I tried it with the lines going side to side, and I had a hard time getting the petals to shape up "fluffy".
Here is a picture of how you would place the petals on the crepe paper streamer.
I also had a question about the center I created for the poppy. You can purchase the "Lisa Pavelka" Daisy Chain Border Mold from Joan's Gardens. She also has the "Makin's Clay" which is an air dry clay. I have yellow and black clay. For the pink poppy, I colored the yellow clay with pink Adirondack Acrylic Paint. Since the Daisy Chain is a mold, you can press in clay along the entire border and then just cut off one of the little circles for your poppy center. Today I didn't even let it sit long before pulling the clay out of the mold. It held its shape very well and I even glued it in with Crafter's Pick glue before it was dry.
Sizzix "Susan's Garden Poppy" 658416
Sizzix "Flower Tool Kit" 658437
JustRite "Winged Vintaged Labels Two & Three" (CR-04465)
Lisa Pavelka "Daisy Chain Border Mold"
Makin's Clay (air dry)
Crafter's Pick Glue
Sizzix Big Shot 657900