I have a simple tutorial for you today.
- Making Your Own Embellishments -
I don't know about you but I live in a really small town in western Arizona. Our population changes due to winter visitors and summer tourists mostly from California that like to play on our river. Our little town is one square mile with Indian reservation sprinkled in here and there.
Now that you have a little background I'd like to say that I can't think of anywhere else I'd rather live and raise a family. I've lived in this general area most of my life, I ended up 32 miles from where I grew up. I've only found one real problem here though... There isn't a place to buy card making or scrapbook supplies unless you want to travel for 45 minutes and then it's nothing like some of you have in the larger cities.
That's one of the reasons for my quick tutorial today. The other is as a Bug A Boo Stamps design team member... it's my turn!
First we'll start with my finished card. I posted this one Thursday, February 24th for Oldie But Goodie Thursday at Bug A Boo Stamps Catch The Bug challenge blog.
I followed the Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps sketch #56 for my card layout.
As I was finishing my card I wanted something to go in that blank space on the strip of brown cardstock to the lower left side.
My cardstock colors are Stampin' Up! Chocolate Chip, Green Galore, Neenah Solar White & Sorbet Watermelon. I put the watermelon sheet through my OfficeJet printer and gave it brown polka dots to match the clowns tie.
In the picture above you can see where I tried to use Stampin' Up! Green Galore eyelets to fill that blank space. After two tries I realized there was a better way. I'd just make my own embellishments to go there.
I got out the smallest star punch I have and punched two stars out of the Stampin' Up! Green Galore and attached little squares of foam tape to the backs.
You get an idea of where they're going to go after I'd replaced the brown strip on my card for the third time. No one will ever know there are (how many?) holes under that strip of brown paper, so don't tell!
I've attached the two punched stars in this step of the process.
I think to be called an embellishment not just punched stars they need a little something extra, hence the crystal lacquer. A little glitter or Stickles sealed in the crystal lacquer can be fun too.
My last photo shows I've applied the crystal lacquer and moved it around to cover the stars with a toothpick and now I have embellishments I've made myself.
I hope you enjoyed my simple tutorial today!
Sew Many Cards - Stars
Sew Many Cards - Stars