Saturday, 14 November 2009

Shrink Plastic platform card with Nestabilities

Same idea as yesterday for this card. I stamped the flourish design onto pale blue vellum with white Brilliance ink and left it to dry.

I stamped the same flourish onto a large scalloped edge square of translucent shrink plastic that I cut with a Nestability and shrunk it straightaway, no need to wait for it to dry.

The largest dragonfly on Kay's Funky Frames stamp sheet was stamped with black archival ink onto another piece of shrink plastic that had been cut from a large label Nestability.

I edged the piece with the black ink so that there would be a contrast between the dragonfly piece and the scalloped platform.

I left it to dry for 30 minutes before colouring with Sakura stardust pens as I explained on yesterday's card.

I shrank it down and glued it onto the platform.

Remember not to panic when shrinking!!

Jill Boulton held a workshop with us here today, but I didn't get to play:(   In amongst serving customers, I must have made quite a lot of cups of tea and coffee, dozens I think, plus Ian and I made a start getting product samples decided and together for a new live show we are doing on Create and Craft TV on 28th November (12pm).

We have been asked to go back to film another show with Tracey's stamps that featured at the beginning of last month. We will have different accessories this time so I made up the envelopes today for the new design team members to have a play. Quite a challenge for them as there isn't much time and again, there are restrictions on what we can use.

So no chance to take a breather at the moment, it's straight onto the next show. Somewhere in between I really must start my Christmas cards!  I have ideas in my head that keep changing so by the time I get to actually make them I'm hoping I'll have decided what I'm finally doing!

The ladies at today's workshop used a variety of Ranger products, distress inks, cut 'n dry foam, grunge paper, alcohol inks, acrylic dabbers and this afternoon metal embossing with Walnut Hollow products.

The Cuttlebug came in handy on and off all day and last thing this afternoon I poked my nose in with something to try, embossing the Moonglow filigrees onto metal and then working on them with tools. I'd tried it in the week but hadn't made a note of the order for the sandwich, and it proved illogical to figure out again! But we got there in the end and they looked good. Another thing I will show you once I get a chance to make something with them!



  1. Hi Jill. Sounds like you've been having a busy weekend. Your workshops sound great fun. More C/C shows, can't wait. I love the shrink plastic cut with the Nesties. I would never have thought of that, but they look great. I also liked the little buttons you made with the left overs. They'll be perfect for scrapbooking.
    I've been having a play with my new Funky Flowers stamps today I bought when I visited the other week, yes I know it's taken awhile. Anyway, I'm really pleased with the results, they're great images to play with. I'll blog them tomorrow.
    Nighty Night


  2. Thanks Lisa, yes, it's busy as usual, apart from normal Sunday chores (washing, ironing etc) I have to get a magazine project finished by Monday morning! I was asked for it on Thursday afternoon so a bit short notice:(

    I am very pleased to hear that people are finding the demos and information from Monday's show useful! It's all about sharing our ideas isn't it.

    I am also glad you are enjoying your new stamps, and I'm looking forward to seeing what you have done with them soon:)

    Jill x

  3. Jill I loved this effect when I saw it on the show. I don't have any nesties yet but I hear them calling my name LOL
    Are you in the shop on Thurs? Kate Crane and I were planning on meeting each other there !!

  4. Hi Sarah

    I'll be there, it'll be great to see you both, I'll put the kettle on and get the chocy biccies out!

    A fresh nestie delivery should arrive before then too;)

    Jill x

  5. Fabulous work JillThose nestie shrinkies would make great jewellery pieces.
    x Michelle

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