Saturday, October 31, 2015

Elizabeth Craft Designs October Designer Challenge

Hi everyone,

It's time for our September Elizabeth Craft Designs Designer Challenge. Check out the Elizabeth Crafts Designs blog today where you will be able to see what all the designers created for the challenge this month.

Our challenge this month was to create a holiday gift and a coordinating gift tag using Shimmer Sheetz and at least one die and one embossing folder.

While out shopping recently I found a pen holder which I thought would be fun to alter for this challenge. The first thing I did was paint the pen holder inside and out using black paint.

I cut four pieces of Black Iridescent  Shimmer Sheetz to fit the size of my pen holder and also cut four addition pieces the height of the holder but only 2 inches wide. I scored and folded these narrow pieces in half.

Next I used my alcohol inks to color my Shimmer Sheetz pieces. For this project I used Stream; Wild Plum and Gold Metallic Adirondack Alcohol Inks. 

Once the pieces where all dry I added Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape to the back of the larger pieces and embossed these pieces using the Sea Glass Embossing Folder.

I added  Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape to the scored pieces and then attached these to my Pen Holder on each corner. Once these were in place I then attached the four embossed pieces to each side of the Pen Holder.

As this Pen Holder had originally be decorated with owls, I decided to keep with that theme and hey I like owls so why not haha!

 The owl is from the Lots of Owls Peel Off Stickers.  I adhered the owl on branch onto Transparent Double-Sided Adhesive Tape which had been attached to card and then covered this with Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter and then colored with Copics. For more details on how to do this technique you can see a video Els created using this technique here.

Finally I die cut the letters "P E N S" from black card and Purple Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz which had Transparent Double-Sided Adhesive Tape adhered to the back and layered together and added to the bottom of my Pen Holder.

For my coordinating gift tag, I selected another of the owls from the Lots of Owls Peel Off Stickers. I added the owl onto Transparent Double-Sided Adhesive Tape which had been attached to card and then covered this with Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter and then colored with Copics.

I cut a piece of Soft Finish Cardstock 100b to 2 1/4 inches and scored the card in half. Next I positioned the tag shaped die from the Tags and More 6 - Daisy die set at the top of the open end of the card and ran this through my die cutting machine.

I then opened up the tag/card and positioned the decorative edge so it would only die cut on the front and die cut this too.

I sponged around the edge of the front of the card using the Violet Tint PanPastel from the Susan's Garden PanPastel Flower Coloring Kit 2.

To finish off the front I die cut the Merry Christmas (944) from Purple card and added it to the front.

For the inside of my gift tag I used the tag shape die from the Tags and More 6 - Daisy die set to cut a piece of purple card. I trimmed it down to approx 1 3/4 inches and adhered it to the inside of my card. I added a Gold Ribbon Fantasy Peel Off Stickers Border to the edge of the purple card.

To create the "To:" and "From:" I used the Black Alphabet 1 Upper Key Peel Off Stickers.

That's it from me today, thank you for visiting my blog. To see what the other designers created for this challenge don't forget to check out the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog post which goes live 8AM MT.


Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Adirondack Alcohol Inks - Stream; Wild Plum; Gold Metallic and Blending Solution
Black Acrylic Paint
Purple Ribbon
Foam Tape


S@ndy Diller said...

Very cute and useful project Frances. Always fun to see what you make.

Joanne (jojot) said...

what a fab project