Friday, June 10, 2016

June Technique

Hi everyone! It's Tina with the June Technique at Club Scrap.  Handmade Embellishments.  A project never feels complete to me without adding a handmade embellishment that is coordinated with the kit.  Below I will show you some easy ways to create your own embellishments that add a uniqueness to your project.  All projects are used with this years kits and can be found at the Club Scrap's store.

Card made with the Paris Flea Market Kit

The handmade embellishments are the flower, butterfly & tag.
  1. The flower is 4 layers of a cut flower in different sizes.  You can use dies, a cricut or any cutting machine or hand cut to cut out the flowers.  Once cut you ink the color of your choice and shape the flower using an embossing pen.  If you don't have an embossing pen and mat you use any small rounded tip as an emossing pen and for a mat you can use a sponge or something foamy.  Once your flowers are shaped glue together and add a pearl in the center.
  2. The butterfly was cut with a die and I shaped a metal wire as antennas and passed it through a button to be able to glue it to the butterfly.
  3. The tag.  You can use any size, however, for this card I cut a patterned paper 4 1/4" x 2 1/8" and snipped off two sides from the top. I added a hole at the top center to insert an eyelet.  Once set I used a ribbon to complete the tag.
Card made with Dahlia Kit

The handmade embellishment is the ribbon flower.

The Dahlia comes with a gorgeous multi color ribbon.  Below are pictures that show you how to create this super easy flower.
  1. At the edge do a loose stitch as photo until the end of the ribbon
  2. At the end of the ribbon hold the thread and start to pull the ribbon up going towards the beginning of the ribbon.
  3. You start to see the ribbon with folds.
  4. More folds as you get to the beginning of the ribbon.
  5. Now the beginning and end of ribbon meet.
  6. Sew the two ends together.
  7. Add a brad, pearl, etc at the center.
Card made with Dahlia Kit

The handmade embellishments are the flowers with the brad center pieces.

The flower is 2 layers of a cut flower in different sizes.  I colored them with distress crayons.  The brads were created with Imaginisce I-Top tool but if you don't have one it is simple to create a brad with an existing brad.  Cut out a circle with your patterned paper.  If you don't have a circle die or punch you can handcut it.  Adhere to your existing brad with Glossy Accents.  Once dry go over on the top again using the Glossy Accents.  This will seal your handmade brad as well as adding a glossy surface.  Once dry you can add it to the center of your flower.

Card made with the Crewel & Unusual Kit

The handmade embellishments are the butterfly paper clip, flower & diamond swirls.
  1. Adding a simple embellishment is stamping your choice of stamp, coloring it (or stamp on patterned paper) cut it out and adhering to a paper clip.  Easy peasy! 
  2. The flower is another stamp inked and cut but I decided to add some stamens in the center.  
  3. The diamond swirls was very easy to make.  All you need is double sided tape sheets.  If you don't have you can make your own with double sided tape. (To make your own on regular paper add some strips of double sided tape on the top of paper and the bottom of paper)  Using a die or handcut a swirl on the double sided tape sheet. Once cut take off the coating of the bottom and place on your project.  Once placed remove the top coating.  Now you have a pattern and can start to add your pearls or gems.
TFL!  I hope this has inspired you to create your own embellishments.  I can't wait to see what you all come up with.

1 comment:

  1. Outstanding handmade embellishments! The swirl technique with adhesive paper and die cuts is my favorite new trick!