I'm Jack - short for Jacqueline. I love card making of all types but especially using rubber stamps! In fact anything messy suits me fine. I also like parchment craft and mess about a bit with jewellery making.
This week at Crafty Cardmakers we have a spotlight on using Plastic. You can use any plastic - acetate, friendly plastick, shrink plastic, sweet wrappers, etc. And this week Vix is offering a prize of Shrink Plastic to the winner. I decided to play with acetate as I'd seen someone on TV make flowers with pre-printed acetate and thought to myself 'I can do that' lol.
The first problem I came across was finding acetate that wasn't heat resistant. Luckily I had some extra thick stuff that I'd bought from Joanna Sheen.
I cut flower shapes from the acetate (harder than I thought as I used nesties and the acetate was too thick so I had to finish cutting with scissors) and then made a hole in the centre of each flower with my Big Bite.
Next I inked up the flowers using Alcohol Inks (Butterscotch, Wild Plum and Red Pepper). I coloured both sides to intensify the colour. Then holding each flower with tweezers I heated them with my heat gun until they went floppy.
While the flowers were still hot I dropped them onto a foam block and pushed a large embossing tool into the centre to shape. If you don't get the shape you want you can reheat and try again.
I fixed flowers together with some bling brads (PaperMania)
The box was from Hobbycraft. I painted it first with white acrylic paint and then I used Tesco Go Create Green Metallic paint. I made the border by punching a strip of American Traditional Designs Brights paper with a Daisy Geo Punch. The leaves on top were made using my McGill Pine punch with the same paper.
The card was made with a white square blank and I used a corner-rounder on the corners. The central panel is a square of green card with the corners punched using the Geo Punch. The sentiment is from Hero Arts Anytime messages stamped onto a circle of green matted onto a scalloped circle and the leaves are made as above. The little flowers in the corner were punched with my Woodware Multi Sun Flower punch and a little bling added to the centres.