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Monday, September 16, 2013

Simply Charming at StampNation


Today's card features a tutorial that I am sharing over at StampNation on how to make shrink plastic charms.  I show several variations, and this card uses one of the resulting charms.

I love working with shrink plastic.  It's one of those things that lets me play like a little kid but is perfectly legitimate (and useful!) in the crafting world.

This particular charm was made with the same leaf stamp which I used on the card and used the same rock 'n' roll technique for the watercolor effect.

I used the same stamp to finish the inside.

Thank you for joining me, and I hope you head on over to StampNation for the full details and to see the other variations of this fun technique!

And don't forget to stop by and visit Catherine Pooler at her blog.  She'd love to see you!

Happy crafting!

Challenges entered:

Color Throwdown #259 - Rust, sage, kraft, vanilla, chocolate
Eclectic Ellapu - Inspired By A Song ("California Dreamin'" which takes place in the autumn.  "All the leaves are brown....and the skies are gray...")
613 Ave. Create #37 - Anything Goes w/optional twist: Fall theme
Oozak #22 - Fall (Autumn)


Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Shea! I have the stash to create the little plastic charms, but have never used it. Thank you for an excellent example of how pretty hand made charms are. Lovely card! hugs, de

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Beautifl Shea!! Love the twine and the charm as well as the leaves with the tip of gold!!

Chana said...

Hi, Shea! This is just stunning! The stamping is awesome and you have mastered the rock n' roll technique! Marvelous color choices for your base card stock and for your layering. I will have to check out the tutorial at StampNation. I am a member and so seldom get to take advantage of all the wonderful information. Your leaf is beautifully done and is the perfect complement to this design! Thanks for dropping this into our mailbox here at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana, Owner

steph said...

Oh, this is a wonderful card, love the fall colors. Thanks for joining us at Oozak.

crafty-stamper said...

Stunning CAS card great showcasing of the rock and roll technique the leaves look fantastic and love the shrink plastic leaf and added twine-thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
Carol DT x

Samantha Casey said...

Very cool technique for this card! I love those leaves! Amazing job! Thanks for joining us for the Oozak Challenge!


My Creative Therapy said...

Hi Shea! Love this CAS design! And I LOVE shrink plastic too! Brings back happy childhood memories :) Thanks for sharing with us and playing in our neighborhood again at 613 Avenue Create!
Co-Owner/DT Coordinator

Kristi Schurr said...

Just beautiful! Love the leaves and fall theme!

lynne said...

This is just gorgeous! Love the shrink plastic charm...i am with you, shrink plastic fun and is so addicive. Thanks for joining us at Oozak for our fall challenge!!
Lynne DT xx

Catherine Pooler said...

Shea, this tutorial is amazing! You are a master of awesomeness!!!