Sunday, February 24, 2013

Challenge: Metal-ology

Since it is one of my missions this year to take part in some challenges, I am playing along with Simon Says Stamp and Show this week.  The Challenge is Metal-ology and here are my pieces.

This was lots of fun and this time I remembered to take pictures along the way.

When I was at CHA last month I saw some awesome new Media Mixage items from Spellbinders and Susan Lenart Kazmer. I got some the other day while I was out shopping with Susie.  The die cut paper fits perfectly in the metal piece....So nice.
When I got home I started digging around in my stash and found some great stuff.
 Lots of Tim Holtz goodies along with some great old clock parts.
I used some "gear" paper from Graphic 45, Steampunk Debutante Line.  When it was glued inside I started putting the layers on. 
Once I had it all arranged I added the crown and then filled the bezel with Ice Resin.  This is a great product and easy to use.  When it is completely cured it is very clear and durable.  The hardest part is not touching it for 24 hours.  I always have trouble waiting for glue to dry so this is a real test of my patients.

Last came the finishing touches, the wings.  More time spent waiting for glue to dry. For the final step I will  add a jump ring and chain to wear it as a necklace.  I had so much fun, I made two more smaller ones to give as gifts.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Chunky February Tim Tag

I have made it one of my goals this year to play along with the Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2013.  This month I got a little crazy and made a Chunky Tag.  I love to make Pop N Cut cards and wanted to combine the two - here is what I ended up with.  It seems this is a good piece to enter in the Inspiration Emporium Challange this month, it's all about

For the front I stamped the Tim Holtz "Queen of Hearts" Stamp 3 times.  Once on Craft and twice on watercolor paper.  I cut out each stamped image and layered it as Tim did on his tag. For the background I ran red Core'dinations paper through the Valentine embossing folder and then sanded it.  I stamped and cut out the "Pointy Finger" and added it with pop ups.  I tore the bottom section and embossed it with hearts.  I then added the black and white twine and then the plastic letters were added "u rule".  The finishing touches were the crown and a pin with a heart.

I used two sections of a Configuration Printers Tray that was left from another project.  I added some Tissue Tape around the outside edges and then connected them with some Graphic 45 Hinges.  Now it opens like a book.  I put Tissue Tape on the inside edges as well and then stained with some Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.


For the inside I had some great paper from Lost & Found.  I cut the PoP N' Cuts Insert with the Flying Heart using my Base Tray because I wanted the insert to be 5.25" high.  You can see how to do this by watching Karen Burniston's video.    I had to alter the insert piece to accommodate the width of the box.  The altering took some trial and error but finally got the results I was looking for. I reinforced the back of the heart with some cardboard from a cereal box. 
In order for the heart to pop up to the desired height I had to add some chipboard to the bottom of the right side. 

After a little decorating I was pretty happy.  Hope you enjoy it.