Saturday, May 16, 2009

4x4 Swap

I'm participating in a 4x4 Inspiration Swap on the Created Byhand yahoo group. The size of this is actually 4 x 4 1/2" to allow room for binding.
The background on the front started as white glossy cardstock, stamped the large flourish using Ranger's resist ink, rubbed on Distress inks broken china and peeled paint, and finished up by stamping the smaller flourish with broken china ink... dried it all using a heat tool. Stamped the quote on white cardstock with broken china, tore it out, and rubbed the edges with broken china. Cut the flower stem with my Cricut, add green chalk on the stem area, embossed the whole piece in the dots Cuttlebug folder and after attaching it to the 4x4 added Distress Stickles broken china to the centers. Add heart charm.

For the back I layed a piece of lacey plastic tablecloth over white cardstock and sprayed with Glimmer Mists blackcherry and turquoise. Stamped "inspire" with Ranger's Archival ink jet black, added paper flower and then a crystal gem to the center and finished up by adding my info. All stamps used on the front and the back are from Quietfire Design.