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My first Gel-a-Tins Project

10 Nov

Today I get to share my first project that I have designed for Gel-a-Tins Stamps.

I am using the set called Sweet Cakes.

I am having so much playing around with Shrink Film lately, I am going to show you how to use it for your cards and other projects.

Here you can see I have already stamped with a solvent ink and colored in with various permanent markers and colored pencils.

Here you can see that the film is somewhat see thru.

Now I have bubble cut around all the images.

The thing about shrink film is that you really have to plan ahead and know how and where you will use your images once they are shrunk.

 Since you need to attach them somehow you need to punch the holes with a normal size paper punch, before you shrink the plastic.

Planning ahead will help you know where you want to punch out those holes.

I have punched all my holes now I am getting ready to bake them.

I place them on a cookie sheet on top of a piece of cardboard covered with parchment paper.

I place another piece of parchment over the plastics to help keep them somewhat flat.  They will curl, but I like to have the slight added weight to flatten them.

When they are shrunk and cooled off, I spray the pieces with a fixative.  Even though I will use the side opposite of the side I colored, I still want to protect the colored surface.

Moving on to my card base, I have this paper from a DCWV  pad.  I love the pattern and will mimic it for my card base.

Here you can see my card base done, next to the sheet of paper I have mimicked.

I like to punch a little notch off the card base when attaching ribbon and twine to avoid the twine/ribbon from shifting.

Here is the twine all attached.

After that, I attached the rest of my card embellishments.

 To attach my shrunk plastic images, I put some decorative wire and beads through my punched holes.

After I have them all done with the beads and wire, I attach them with a really strong adhesive.

Here is a close up of how cute these little trinkets are.

One last look at the final product.

I hope you have liked my card today.  I am so happy to be working with Gel-a-Tins stamps, I will be here again next week.

This has been Jeannie from The Polka Cabana with today’s post.

Thank you again Grafix Arts!  I am having so much fun with my Shrink Film!

Sweet Stamps Red, Green & Gold Challenge

8 Nov

Well it is time for another Sweet Stamps challenge.

This one is pretty easy!

Red, Green and Gold.

I used the Strawberry Border Large  and the Flower Tree embossing folder for this card.

You might wonder if the Strawberry Stamp is really so small?

The Strawberries you see here are at about 50% of their actual size.

I stamped the image on to some Grafix Arts Shrink Film and then shrunk the images after I colored and cut them.

The shiny red and green metallic papers are also from Grafix Arts called Metallic Foil Board.

I also made this adorable ring with the Strawberry Border Large and Shrink Film.

This is my little 4 year old’s hand.

The ring is a bit tricky to make..but isn’t it the cutest thing?

Here are some different angles.

See the tiny Strawberries?  Remember these are about 50% of their actual stamped size.

I hope you have enjoyed today’s post.  I love trying to create things that will inspire you.

Be sure to check out the Sweet Stamps blog to see the other Design Team Members Red, Green & Gold projects.

Join our challenge and be entered to win a $20.00 certificate to the Sweet Stamps store.

Have a great day!