Monday, January 30, 2012

Create

I had the greatest time creating handmade gifts for Christmas this year! The only down side is that I had a lot of presents to create and I decided to start making them about two weeks before Christmas...umm...what is wrong with me??!! LOL!

I've share a few projects so far and this is the next one on the list! This was a great quick and easy projects but I really liked the end result.

I started by attaching a piece of metal tape to a piece of cardstock and I then used an embossing folder to emboss the metal. I then used a paint dauber to apply blank paint over the entire surface of the embossed metal. Once the metal was dry, I used a filing tool to remove some of the paint from the raised areas, leaving the paint in the recessed areas...cool, huh? (Thank Tim Holtz for that idea!)

Once my decorated metal was attached to a piece of black cardstock I added punched butterflies, from a Martha Stewart punch, to the front. Tiny pearls make the perfect butterfly bodies! The paper "create" banner was made using PSA Essentials stamps and was then attached with foam tape. This does have some dimension to it so I removed the glass from the frame. You could also create this same kind of project using a shadow box.

Enjoy!!

1 comment:

Monika/Buzsy said...

This is beautiful Kim! What a lovely present. The paper are so pretty and I love ther textures! I have to save this for inspiration. :o)