Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Shopping Our Stash #230 - UFO's - Unfinished Objects

Hello, Crafty Peeps,

Leslie has come up with another one of her fun challenges to help declutter your studio/craft room and to stimulate your creative juices.
Use an UnFinished Object(s) (project) that has been languishing in crafting limbo.

 I am CASEing One of my favorite designers, Tammy Tutterow.
This large tag card was inspired by a Tammy Tutterow Tutorial (say that four times, really fast) I started this about a month ago, but did not finish because I needed to order supplies.  Amazon did their wonderful 2 hr delivery, but, two hours is a long time for a crafter and I had already moved on.
I had fun creating my own vellum "background" paper.
This is how it looks with the light shining through the vellum!

To create the tag, I cut a piece of CS to 9 7/8" x 4 1/8".  Punched hole and used reinforcement.  Since this is a card, you don't really have to use the reinforcement.  I just happen to like that look on the project, so I chose to include it.  
Fold your tag, 4 3/4″ from the bottom edge of the tag to create a top fold card. 
Then: using the die of your choice (I used Tim Holtz Thinlits 4 Die Set Courtyard Pattern) position your die so that there is a small border along the sides, top and bottom. (my border is about an eight of an inch.) Make your first die cut, open your card and position the die over the embossed/partially cut pattern, and run through your Big Shot/cutter to complete the cut.  Your patterns should line up perfectly!
Next: Paint the inside of the card with Tim Holtz White Picket Fence Paint.  Paint in straight lines from top to bottom.  Dry with heat tool, turn over and repeat on the other side. 

Now: Spray the solid side with TH Broken China Distress Stain.  Blot away excess.  Spray the die cut pattern with Bundled Sage, blot excess.  Dry using heat tool.  (These are the colors used in the tutorial, you may use the colors of your choice.  I turned my Distress Stain bottles into sprayers when I realized that the tops for my plastic bottles fit perfectly.
I stamped a piece of white vellum using stamps, stencils, and Distress Inks.  I had no particular theme in mind, I was really just focusing on the colors and making sure they would 
 I stamped on both sides of the paper. In the tutorial, Tim Holtz's Wildflower Vellum is used.
Cut a piece of vellum to match the size of you card back.  Apply glue (I used Elmer's school glue stick) to the front of your vellum and affix to your card.  Allow to dry.  Turn the card over and apply die cut, sprinkle glitter over the pattern.  Tap off excess and allow to dry.
.I recommend just being careful applying the glue.  Fixing this is tedious.  Use collage glue
Select your embellishments, and color.  I used distress inks to create a pattern on my solid butterfly that would match the pattern of the designer paper from which I cut the open butterfly.  I then highlighted both with TH Vintage photo DT! 
 I was lucky to find in my stash a piece of seam binding that was a perfect match for this project.  I also applied some gold and patina Run 'n Buff Metallic Wax to portions of my pattern.

I applied white and patina metallic wax to a TH word token and used a jump ring to attach it to my bow.  Added the "Love" sentiment from TH's "Love" Thinlits.  The rub ons are from TH's Botanical Set.

                TAMMY'S PROJECT                                                       MY CASE

I tried to follow Tammy's Tutorial as closely as possible,  but used different butterfly dies, changed the color of the ribbon, created my own paper, and used different rub on images.

 Supply List
Vellum paper
24# Cover Stock

TH Distress INKS: 
Black Soot
Bronken China
Stormy Sky
Pickle Raspberry
Vintage Photo
Scattered Straw
Tim Holtz Layering Stencil - Brick Wall, Crackle
The Crafter's Workshop - Mix and Match Hearts
Heidi Swapp Mini Stencil Sets - Phrases

Prima Mini Script
Tim Holtz Mini Flutter

Challenges Entered:
Lemon Shortbread Challenge - Always Anything Goes!