These were inspired by an awesome card posted mid-January by stampincuzILuv2 (but no longer on the site!). I've decided to use one of these resulting inspirations for next week's 'spring swap' and am undecided which one to crank out for the swap!!!
The flowers were 'rock & rolled' then punched and mounted on dimensionals.
The flower pot and boots were cut out, shaped over a roundish object, then mounted with 3 stacked-up dimensionals under the 'high-spot' of the 'container'.
And by the way... I figured out a way to crimp CS so it remains straight from beginning to end. All you need is a spare thumb and a few guiding marks...
1) Precut all your CS pieces that require crimping (do not run long pieces of CS unless your finished crimped piece is to be 'long'.)
2) Put a rubber band on the crimper's handle to hold it firmly closed (this will get you that extra thumb we need).
3) Lay your piece of pre-cut CS in the crimper so the leading edge is set squarely & firmly into a groove of the crimper.
4) Use a marker or white gel pen and MARK the width of the CS on the crimper's shelf-like-surface that supports the CS as it enters the crimping teeth (these marks are your unmoving guidelines that that spare thumb will keep the CS between as it feeds into the crimper's teeth).
5) NOW you can start crimping that CS. Since the handle is held closed by the rubberband, your thumb is freed up to ACTIVELY (firmly) keep the CS between those marks you made on the support-surface.
... no more frustration over crimped pieces ending up all cattywampus.
Text can be added like a clothing tag (Everyday Flexible Phrases or free-hand).
StampincuzILuv2's original card was a lamp with lampshade... I've done that one as "a shade late" BD cards and "let your light shine" encouragement/thank you cards.
Date: Friday, February 10, 2006 GMT Views: 1237