eclectic Paperie and Add a Little Dazzle Blog Hop. Welcome to Day 2 of our exciting blog hop. We have been busy playing with our new products and are having lots of fun. Yesterday we had an exciting line up of designers who showcased eclectic Paperie Products and Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal Sheets.
Today the inspiration continues with more amazing projects. It’s so much fun to see all the beautiful creations and we are excited to share another inspiring day with you. Remember to leave comments for a chance to win an amazing prize.
First I’d like to share a little bit about the two companies…eclectic Paperie is a different breed of craft store, conceived as more than just a place where you can purchase supplies, we believe in the strength of collaboration, in coming together and sharing with like-minded crafters. Our goal is to offer a mixed media marketplace where a generation of artists can congregate, explore, imagine, and inspire one another.
Add a Little Dazzle specializes in an exclusive line of craft metal sheets that helps you take your crafting to the next level. Whether you are a seasoned or new crafter, our craft metal sheets will help you create unique projects that will make you stand out among the crowd. Are you ready to take your crafting to the next level? Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal Sheets will help you turn the ordinary into the extraordinary.
And here is the project I created for today's Blog Hop. A masculine theme tag using two colors of the Add a Little Dazzle metal sheets - Dark Rich Chocolate and Baby Blue.
I started with a manilla tag and sponged it with Ranger Distress Inks - Broken China and Vintage Photo. I embossed a piece of the Dark Rich Chocolate metal with a Texture Fades Steampunk embossing folder. I sanded the metal piece with my Tim Holtz sanding grip block and sand paper which took most of the dark brown color off the raised pieces. Then I used Acetone (nail polish remover!) and a Q-tip and rubbed over the raised areas to remove more of the color. Next I rubbed Gold Champagne and Snow Cone Gelatos over the raised pieces using my finger, to give a little color to the piece. When I was happy with the colors - I adhered the metal panel to my tag using ScorTape. I adhered my tag to a slightly larger piece of black cardstock, punched the hole through the hole on the tag and slipped a piece of Ideology Trimmings/Naturals through the hole stapling the ends together near the tag. I sponged over the trimming with Vintage Photo.
I stamped images and a sentiment from the Stampers Anonymous set - Steampunk on white card stock, sponged the edges with Vintage Photo and then all over the pieces with Broken China. I adhered a piece of Film Strip ribbon to the tag using my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher. I stapled it a few inches in on each end so the ends curl up a little. I adhered a Mini Gear and Game Spinner with Glue N Seal.
Notice the little blue dots and circles on my tag? I made them with a little die that is part of a Tag Set (meant to cover the hole on the top of the tag) from WMS.
I die cut them out of the Baby Blue Metal sheet and adhered some circles and the inner dots to my tag with Glue N Seal. A little bit of home made bling!
So that's my project - I hope I've inspired you to try out these fun metal sheets on your projects - and I know the rest of the DT participating today will have other inspiring ways to use them - so let's go see, shall we?!
Make sure to stop by and visit each of the Design Team Blogs linked below for a chance to win 1 of 2 prize packages from eclectic Paperie and Add a Little Dazzle valued
at $25. You have until Friday, June 27th to leave your comments. The winners will
be announced on the eclectic Paperie and Add a Little Dazzle blogs on Saturday, June 28th. You must leave a comment on all blogs.
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Stamps: Steampunk - Stampers Anonymouse
Paper: Manilla Tag - Ranger, White and True Black - PTI
Ink: Archival Jet Black, Ranger Distress Vintage Photo and Broken China.
Accessories: Sand Paper block and paper and Mini Attacher- Ranger, Idea-ology - Trimmings/Naturals Cream and Black, Film Strip Ribbon, Mini Gears, Game Spinners, Steampunk Embossing folder - Texture Fades Tim Holtz Alterations, Gold Champagne and Snow Cone Gelatos - Faber Castell, Scor Tape, Folding Tag Die - Waltzingmouse, Dark Rich Chocolate and Baby Blue Metal Sheets - Add a Little Dazzle.