Sunday, 9 May 2010

A Smile is the shortest distance between two people

Hi there,
I hope everyone is fine and enjoying their Sunday. I managed to finish my card for The Play Date Cafe PDCC28.
I liked the colors for the challenge and thought of a stylish engagement card to congratulate some friends.
On the next picture is the size of stamp and shrinkplastic I used. For me it worked best with VersaMagic and not Memento ink, which dried slower and stained. Coloring on the plastic is a bit like on fabric; it tends to run, so you need to stay away from the edges and use minimal pressure/contact with the nib. Also use light colors, 'cause they darken when shrunk.

My first attempt, curled a bit, smudged the image and the hole I punched with the Cropadile became too small. The image shrunk to 1 inch height. I made another one for the card and colored less. Sorry for the dirty mat, which is now wharped from my heating tool. You do need a heat resistant mat. It's on the wish list...
Supplies: I used a cut from the lovely Sweethearts cartridge, paper from Basic Grey Sugared and Porcelain pads, American Crafts cardstock, Plantin Schoolbook cuts all my background squares and rectangles, Cuttlebug swirl emboss file, Prima flowers, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Vintage Pink and Marshmallow and Pearl, sticky pearls from SIL Craft, Paperchase ribbon, Hobbycraft lace, Shrinkies white shrink plastic, Inkdinkado stamp, Copics, Anita's 3D glaze, Viva salmon pearl pen, white Sakura gel pen and black ribbon from stash, Tsukineko ink.
My finished card:
And a close-up of my second Shrinkie charm;
Hope you like it and thanks for visiting.

8 comments:

Heather Jensen said...

I love this Margaret! You did a fab job with the shrink tag. This is so sweet. :)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is very pretty! Love the charm and the pink ribbon!

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful card, the shrink tag makes a great embellishment. Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

Sarah Anderson said...

what a lovely design - and you did a fab job on the shrink plastic tag - thanks for playing along with us at the playdate cafe :)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

I love those cut outs of the people--and shrink film! LOVE that idea--I've wanted to try that just never had the chance to! Thanks for inspiring--it looks FAB! Thanks for joining in the fun at the PDCC:)

Ruby said...

This is really lovely, and what a great little shrink tag! Really pretty! Thanks for playing along with us this week at the Play Date Cafe! :)

Stephanie Kraft said...

This is just beautiful! Love the shrinked charm.. Thanks for playing with the Play Date Cafe!!

Suzanne C said...

Love the charm! What a pretty idea and beautiful card! Thanks for playing along with the PDCC this week!