Howdy, I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and 2012 is off to a good start. We had a great and blessed Christmas but the holiday season went way too quickly. I can't believe it is 2012 already! So....what are you goals? One of my goal is to get my craft room organized. So....I figured just in case you guys have a similar goal for the new year...I would share my methods for organization. I will go through each item through seperate posts and share with you the way I organize and other ways I found on the internet. I will post every Monday. I will also provide an InLink tool so you can share your methods too. If there is anything specific you want me to feature please let me know and I will try my best to help. Since I am such a ribbon addict I will be showing you how to organize ribbon on Monday the 9th. So please stop in. But don't leave just yet...I have a masculine card to share with you. I always struggle with masculine cards especially ones for teens. I had to make my nephew an 18th birthday card and couldn't figure out what I wanted to do. I came across Jennifer McGuire's Chevron Borders technique video and immediately wanted to try it plus I wanted to participate in Papertrey Ink's Make it Monday challenge #47.
Number Charms and embossing powder to make them look like metal. Believe it or not...the charms are actually cut out of the same green paper as the star. Below is the close up of the numbers.
To the right is a picture that shows the back of the numbers....so you can see they were once green.
I used two layers of silver embossing powder and one of UTEE. You can see my tut on how to turn paper into metal here. You can purchase my number charms here.
Let's see here are the PTI supplies I used:
star from Let Freedom Ring
Sentiment from Paper Tray
I used MIM
#34 Thick Chipboard Accents (star)
#9 Heat Embossing (for numbers and star in the center of bigger star)
#5 Distressing Edges (star)
I also used Tim Holtz Gridlock embossing folder. I should have chosen a different color for the star as it kinda blended in to the chevron border. So to give a little more depth I took a marker to the edge. I also used baker's twine to hang the number charms.
Oh and a few tips about the chevron border technique. It is a great way to use scraps. It does take a little while. But if you make a card similar to the one Jennifer did you can get 4 cards for your effort. I used 5 different papers and cut them 1/4" x 12" and still had a few smaller strips left over. I did use stick glue to be frugal but found I had to apply the glue one section at a time or it would dry before I would finish.
Thanks for stopping by! Have a glorious weekend and don't forget to visit on Monday for my organizational mission!