Greetings all! Gosh, I'm getting a late start on Make It Monday aren't I? Better late than not at all, though! This week's challenge is to make multi-layer chipboard accents from dies. Also, the CR84FN challenge this week (number 39) is to use the colors orange, yellow, and brown.
Here is my contribution:
What IS this thing, you ask? It's a car air freshener! A nice little gift you can make and slip into a card for a little surprise! Because of the asymmetry of the die shape, I had to do a little cheating to get the stamping on the backside: I used the "kissing" technique. Here's how I did it:
- Die cut two full sets of the larger sunflower, center and leaf from PTI's blank coasters using the larger Simple Sunflower die.
- Color on the larger Simple Sunflower petal stamp using Stampin Up markers (colors: Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard, Chocolate Chip).
- Spritz with a little pearlized water (ala Jennifer McGuire's class--see, I DID learn something!).
- Stamp on the back of a larger stamp that has a smooth surface (I used YOF: Roses--that is one really big flower!).
- Take one of the die cuts and carefully place the back side of it on the stamped surface to transfer the ink.
- Stamp the front side of the other die cut in the usual way.
- Enhance the color on both die cuts by watercoloring with pearlized water and ink from the markers, using a craft sheet as a palette.
- Color the leaf and flower centers in the normal way. These pieces were close enough to symmetrical that I didn't need to do the kissing technique.
- Assemble everything with the leaves sandwiched in the middle, glue, and add a spritz of cologne, punch a hole, add a chain and you're done!
Here's a photo of the back side:
And here it is hanging from the car's mirror. I used a ball chain so it could be easily unlinked then relinked around the mirror.
Well, that's it from me--have a nice day!