Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Envelope Punch Clay Pots

Marya and Anne Marie have extended their June Card Sketch Challenge on the Coffeehouse Forum into July. Thank goodness, since I have been so busy and am finally getting around to creating something based on this fun sketch!

The sketch reminded me of a vase so I decided to create some faux clay pots as the focal image for my card. Here is how everything came together.

1. Create pots using an Envelope Punch board. Punch the bottom corners off two small rectangular pieces of paper. Note: the rectangles are different sizes which create two uniquely-shaped pots when punched.

Trim off the top of the long flat pot to form the brim.

Trim the larger wide pot to a desirable height.
2. Cut slivers of Gelatos from the stick with a metal palette knife. Mix colors on an acrylic block with a small drop of gesso and water with a palette knife until a smooth consistency is reached.

3. Spread the terra cotta colored mixture onto the white paper pot pieces using the knife. Allow to dry.

4. Assemble the flat clay pot. Attach the brim with book binding glue and allow it to dry.

Assemble the card using the sketch and coordinating papers.

1. Create the foliage and flowers with punches and neon Fire and Ice "art orphans." Click HERE to get a refresher on my art orphan technique.

I used a trick I saw on Pinterest to create leaves for my violet plant. Trim the petals of a retro flower into pointed leaf shapes.  Super cute and easy! 
Add centers to the flowers with Liquid Pearls in Platinum Pearl.
Have you thought of other "outside-the-box" uses for your Envelope Punch board?  Feel free to share them in the comments section.

Products used in this card: Bold Blooms White card base, Evergreen Dk. Green panels, Pattern Basics Brights dotty text weight panels, and Tribal UM stamp
Have a great week and don't forget to make a card with this sketch. Join us on the forum to share your creations!


Monday, July 21, 2014

Club Stamp Ships Today

Hurray, hurray, Club Stamp ships today!

I'm so glad there are more Oopsie Daisy papers and designs to share with the release of Club Stamp! I'm a big fan of the text weight print included in the kit, so I've crafted a gift box and bracelet using this paper.

Club Stamp Oopsie Daisy Papers
It's a great presentation when the gift and gift box match, right?

To make the bracelet . . .

1. Cut the 8.5x11 Text Weight Print into fourths and then into strips. Roll paper strips around anything that's approximately 1/8" thick to create beads. Fasten with Book Binding Glue brushed onto the last inch of the strip.

2. Thread paper beads onto elastic cord.

3. Tie a knot to secure and tuck ends into the beads.

To make the gift box . . .

1. Cut box base and lid from Book Board. The following dimensions were used for my box:

(1) 2-3/8x1-1/2" Box Base
(2) 2-3/8x2-1/2" Front & Back Walls
(2) 1-1/4x2-1/2" Side Walls
(1) 1-7/8x2-3/4" Lid Top
(2) 1/2x2-3/4" Front and Back Lid Walls
(2) 1/2x1-5/8" Side Lid Walls

2. Use Bookbinding Glue to attach Book Board pieces.

3. Refer to past Club Scrap projects and workshops for wrapping box with text weight paper. Use any method you like as long as the box is covered.

The four mini prints on one 8.5x11" make it so easy to give this little handmade box some character!

Club Stamp Oopsie Daisy Papers
I look forward to seeing what you'll do with your Club Stamp papers!

Kay at Club Scrap