zoe tant stampin up demonstrator
I forgot that I hadn't shared this cute sign with you which is made with a miriad of products some of which are now retired, but it's nonetheless a fun item and appeals to young and old although Olivia has had her eye on it! Lots of lovely ribbons and beads from the pretties kit adorn this sign and I also made some beads and buttons myself to get the colour that I wanted. To make the buttons all you need is a circle punch, crystal effects, cardstock and a cropadile. Punch out half a dozen circles and stick them together either with crystal effects or TOMBOW or TOMBOY as one of my lovely ladies renamed it at a class this week! Once dry you can punch holes through using the cropadile and then if you choose you can glaze with crystal effects. It isn't a quick accent as it takes time to dry, but they can be all shapes and sizes if you choose.
The rhinestone brads look fab wherever you use them and here they fit just perfectly with the Fleurettes, which are not our cheapest accent, but can be used for papercraft, sewing and jewellery projects. I also made my own beads in a similar way to the buttons. Take long tapering strips of DSP and roll them from the widest end and stick at the end with a little TOMBOY! Then slip them onto a bamboo skewer and paint them with several coats of crystal effects to glaze and harden them. Be sure to let them dry between each coat.
A little bit of 'smudging', technical term distressing just softens the edges and makes it a really dreamy project. Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!
It's really cold here today so I'm off for a cuppa to warm up before I set to on more chores.
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