I have had my Artisan Embellishments Kit for a while now and thought it was the perfect way to create a small gift for each of my friends attending Convention with me. You always need something to write in when you are at convention and I thought that the Large Kraft Journals in the Occasions Catalogue would be perfect. I decided to sponge Blushing Bride ink onto Whisper White card using the beautiful laser cut stencil in the Kit as a template. Isn’t that rose background beautiful. I added half a doily to the bottom of the sponged card and then some of the beautiful Blushing Bride rosettes included in the kit. Now I had a dilemma, how would they be able to distinguish their own journals. So I added a piece of the Blackberry Bliss Velvet Trim to the back of each journal using a Candy Dot Brad Base and a Blackberry Bliss Candy Dot. I punched 2″ circles from Window Sheet and cut each person’s initial from Blushing Bride card (retired Die). I sandwiched the initial between the circles using Crystal Effects and let them dry. I punched a hole using my Crop-A-Dile and tied them to the Blackberry Bliss Velvet Trim using Gold Baker’s Twine. They now have a marker to keep their place in the journal and a way of identifying their own journal.
I also made a tag for our Convention Bags. When we register for Convention we will all be given a bag, exactly the same bag! So you can image how difficult it can be identifying your bag from the hundreds of other bags. I decided to keep on with the Artisan Embellishment Kit but this time I sponged Rose Red ink over the Laser Cut stencil. The card was then cut using a Circle Framelit Die. I added a slightly larger circle of Rose Red card and then a Scalloped Circle of Basic Black card. I cut out each initial from Basic Black card and added a layer of Crystal Effects to the initials. Once the initials were dry I attached them to the left hand side of the tag. I had some retired Rosette Trim left over in my cupboard (I told you I was a hoarder) and added them around the right hand side of the tag. Hopefully we won’t lose our Convention Bags now.
Keep tuned in case I find out anything fantastic that I am allowed to share.
Bye for now,