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WT04 - Thursday Ways to Use It Challenge - Please join in!
It is once again time for a new Ways to Use It Challenge. This week's challenge is to use your paper crimper as many ways as you can. My paper crimper has been sitting buried in the back of a bottom drawer and I KNOW there must be some great uses for it out there. If you haven't joined in on a challenge yet, please do. I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with. Feel free to use this thread to post any tips for the paper crimper as well. I have a tip sheet I will post in a couple days, so stay tuned.
Please remember to put WT04 in your keywords section so it is easy to find and post a link back here. We would all love to see what you have done.
Thanks for the compliments. After running the watercolored image through the crimper, I just put a small line of crystal effects on each ridge and then sprinkled with glitter. It really gives a simple card some punch and character and is so easy to do. Like most cards, it looks even better in person.
Location: In the land of sweet and unexpected (but prayed for!) baby bliss
Bummer, I was all set to get ready for this one, but I don't have a crimper!! Will wait til' next week!
100 things made in 100 days: 50/100 We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.
Beautiful card, Julia! I love how you attached the ribbon to it -- neat idea!
Let's see if I can figure out how to attach a document. This is one I did as part of this week's color challenge, using WCGII. I had a hard time adjusting the colors on my computer, so hopefully the white doesn't look too dirty and the black doesn't look as bluish as it did here. And, to quote Julia, naturally it looks a LOT better IRL.
When you follow the sheep, you end up in sheep dip.
Theeb, that's really cute, and I like how you popped the cake out from the candles.
I used the crimper in a card I was making today for SC16. I used the bottom of a Lego to make the brick facade, then sponged in more color. Colored and cut out the flower box from "Love Ya Bunches" (I had to reattach a few flower heads...oops), and used long grass from one of the stamps from "Summer by the Sea" along the base of the building.
Thanks for the great Lego brick idea. I'm in England surrounded by bricks and now I can duplicate them! Anyway, I used my crimper with my wire. The wire has left a few small marks on the crimper but so far hasn't seemed to be an issue. Maybe one day I'll figure out how to post an example!
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As a newbie to the challenges, I thought my introduction to crimping would be a good start. I have uploaded a few different crimping styles to my gallery.
Hopefully these links will work. I haven't done this before.