Happy July 4th to my fellow Americans!
And to them and everyone else, Happy Forgeries on the Fourth too!
This month I was inspired to make a few things for my kit. These are not exact forgeries, mind you, but items that have the same summer flavor. First, these fun pinwheels in the inspiration kit caught my eye. They seem to be layered on top of chipboard flowers. Are they flowers or pinwheels, you decide?
I have had a set of coordinating stamps from Elle’s Studio for a long time. In it there are two stamps which I could piece together to make something with that alternating color look. All I needed to do was stamp both images in contrasting colors and then cut the smaller sections out of the second stamp. Then I layered them up and used a pearl in the center to nail down the red, white and blue scheme.
Then it was time to put my new Sizzix Big Shot to work. I remembered I had an embossing folder in the pinwheel pattern from Carta Bella so I used it on both red and white cardstock. And in lieu of the white floral felt border in the inspiration kit, I used this Darice embossing folder to create my own dimensional edge, and I cut a quick title from a Sizzix die too.
It works best for me to make things before I start working on pages, because I like my layouts to come together quickly. I am particularly happy that I used 5 new supplies for the first time. How’s that for using my stuff!
Have you made anything for your kit this month? If so, be sure and link it up in the month linky post.