Saturday, August 28, 2010

August Shoebox Challenges

My stamping buddy Bonnie has a wonderful blog - Google Craftiblog to check it out - and a few of her internet friends occasionally send her craft items as a challenge to see what she can do with whatever they send her. One gal sent along an envelope of items which Bonnie shared with us in July. Our challenge was to use the materials and bring the finished item(s) to August Shoebox Night. Here's what I finally finished - I had the basic item stamped for our meeting and made some final changes.

Tri-fold Manilla Tag and Acetate

First I colored the tag with Distress Inks including silver and gold. I stamped the sentiment twice, once on the card base and again on the acetate. I colored the acetate with Sharpie markers, trimmed the acetate and adhered to the center, slightly off side to create some depth. The trees were stamped on either side and embellished with Flower Soft. The metallic leaves were found at Michaels, a package of about 40 for $1!!!

Large Manilla Tag

The tag was colored with inks, then I stamped the central image (one of my favorites!). I masked the image and stamped the top and bottom with a marbelized background stamp and added the embellishments to the bottom and fibers to the top.

(Yet) Another Fall Card
The central image is acetate run through the CB using an embossing folder. I then colored using Alcohol Inks. The tag is from Spellbinders, and I used a $1 stamp for the sentiment, adding gold peel-offs instead of ribbon. Simple and fun to make.

Another Use for a Tag and Acetate

I received an invite to a SU party and really liked one of the cards on the postcard, so I used it as a model for this card. The leaf is acetate inked up and cut with the large CB maple leaf. A scrap of hand decorated paper is used for the background behind the tag.


Carol said...

Fabulous creations! The alcohol ink on the acetate is stunning.
Keep blogging.

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Rena Sawatski said...

Thanks for sharing what you have been doing lately. All your creations are wonderful, but my favourite is definitely the Autumn acetate with the Tag of the school children a close second.