2010-07-07 Delighting in Life in Pink & Orange
I was flipping through the DSP (decorative scrapbook paper) pad that I used yesterday. It has tags, alpha letters and frames in all of the same colors as the rest of the pad. There is also a totally bright pink section that I didn’t think I would EVER use. I think it’s just a little bright for my tastes. However, I did give it a try.
I made my first frame using a Nestabilities die from one of the many Label sets. It was really easier than I thought it would be. All I did was lay the two dies down together and cut (pink DSP). Poof! An instant frame. I cut a second time in (Orange DSP) to be the inside of the frame.
I used a little different way to tie the frame down by using twine and a slip knot. You can see that I cuttlebugged each of the background layers and made the frame in two pieces. I did use my Scor-Buddy to add score lines between the DSP sections, but it didn’t show very well. I even tried to sand the embossed lines however I apparently didn’t sand enough because you can’t really see any additional embossing.
I stamped the Stampin Up flower from the delight in life set twice. I used a sponge and added 3-4 different shades of Tim Holtz Distress Inks, then embossed in clear. I cut each of them out and using 3-d mounting tape layered then on top of each other. By again grabbing from the same DSP pad, I added punched leaves (Martha Stewart) out of some green scrap pieces. To add texture to the flower center I put a glob of Tulip 3-d glitter fabric paint in the center, dropped some seed beads and micro gold marbles down. Because I used the micro marbles, you may not be able to see that the fabric paint is still quite wet. It will take a good hour to dry thoroughly.