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Last month, hubby and I visited beautiful, sunny California and my project was inspired by the gorgeous beaches there.
We also visited Disneyland while in California, and my shaker tag started out as a drink holder we got there. I thought it could be used for something.
After cutting it in half, I inked with DOX Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain. Next, I added some TH Grit Paste and rubbed it all around. After it dried, I stamped with the background fishing net stamp by Kaisercraft, a gift from my sister (thanks, sis!!). I wanted a subtle look, so I used Pumice Stone distress embossing powder.
I used stamps from the TH Nautical Blueprint stamp set. For the seahorse, I used Vintage Photo distress embossing powder, then colored with DOX Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Spiced Marmalade and Carved Pumpkin DI. I splattered with black and white acrylic paints. His eye is a black Nuvo drop.
Pumice Stone distress embossing powder was used for the sand dollar, then colored with Antique Linen DI and splattered with black acrylic paint.
My shaker background was made using DOX Broken China and Cracked Pistachio, embossed using Hot Off the Press’ “waves” embossing folder, and sanded. I was lucky to have circle dies to match the circles in my drink holder. I added sequins and microbeads and stamped my sentiment (Under the Sea clear stamp set by Joycrafts) onto the acetate with Staz-on.
A Julie Nutting Prima doll tag is the base, covered with Prima French Riviera patterned paper. Under the bow is a die cut from the Heartfelt Creations’ Regal Borders and Pockets die set. It was really difficult to capture in a photo, but it’s finished in a combination of foil and glitter (the first photo below is more true to how it looks). I foiled first with Ocean Blue Deco Foil, then glittered with Elizabeth Craft’s Soft Teal silk microfine glitter.
I cut the die out using double-sided adhesive, removed the top liner and placed my foil on top to adhere. After removing the piece of foil, I lightly sanded here and there to expose the adhesive, then glittered. I saw this technique demonstrated (using an embossing folder) by Stacey Park of Scrapbooking Made Simple (she has an awesome store), in You Tube Video #149 . At about 47:38 in the video, she has already embossed the foiled piece (the foil was placed over the double-sided adhesive) and she’s going to demonstrate the sanding/glittering part…in case anyone is interested in seeing it.
I believe that covers it from top to bottom. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
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