Tuesday, June 17, 2014

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Ever see anything on Pinterest, Facebook, or Instagram, and say, "I can make that!"  Well, that's exactly what happened here.

     I saw this sign and knew, not only could I make it, but I could make it better!  So here is my rendition of this really cool sign.

So here are all the details:

I made my own background paper.  I used watercolor paper, some reinkers, and aqua painter, and a spritzer with water.  I spritzed the paper real good, then using my aqua painter, with water in it, I picked up some reinker and started to scribble - in an orderly way.  I just kept add colors until I got the effect I was looking for.  Once the paper was dry (at least 24 hours), I sprayed the whole sheet with my homemade glimmer mist (our now retired Frost Shimmer paint and rubbing alcohol).  It gave is that subtle, yet gorgeous shimmer.

I used an electronic cutter to cut out the letters - simple, yet it took some time to glue the layers together.

I then used the butterfly punches to make the butterflies and embossed them.  I also used the spiral flower die to make the 2 flowers on the bottom corner of the frame.  I cut two out per flower (the same two colors  I used with the letters).

RECIPE:  NOTE:  Most of the  ink and card stock colors used in this project are now retired.

INK:  Pretty In Pink (retired) reinker, Baja Breeze (retired) reinker, & Concord Crush (retired) reinker

CARD STOCK: Orchid Opulence (retired) &  Elegant Eggplant

TOOLS:  Basic Jewels Rhinestones, Two-Way Glue Pen, Dimensionals, Big Shot, Spiral Flower Die, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Fancy Fan Embossing Folder

NON-STAMPIN' UP! ITEMS:  Cricut e-cutter, hot glue gun, & 9 x 12 water color paper

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Happy Tuesday!

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