Saturday, August 29, 2015

SAF 2015: Threads Challenge

Threads Challenge. Instead of making a card embellishment, I made a bracelet (so a wrist embellishment). I was perusing my stash of Melon Berry buttons (from SAF 2012) and I saw this button that had wavy Melon Berry lines in a transparent button.

I used two strands of Rustic Cream Button Thread and then braided them after making a loop (the two inner threads braided as one strand with the two outer threads. On the loop side I just braided and made a loop, cutting off the excess. The loop should be just large enough for the smaller button to go through.

I used my "needle" applicator to apply Ranger's Matte Multi Medium to make sure the knot doesn't come undone. The button twine can be a little "hairy" after braiding which is easily remedied with a little trimming.

SAF 2015 Bridal Challenge

Here's my take on Papertrey Ink's Stamp-a-faire 2015 Bridal Challenge.

stamp and die sets: Everyday Happiness, Rosie Posie, Fabulous Frames
paper: Stamper's Select White, White Shimmer, Sheer Basics Vellum Patterned Paper (tiny polka dots and Chevron)
embossing powder: Sparkle n' Shine Gold Detail, Sparkle n' Shine White Detail Opaque
adhesives: Stampin' Up foam pop ups, Ranger Matte Multi Medium (sequins), mini glue dots (behind the embossed areas of the flower).
embellishments: white flower sequins from Lovely Laurels mini kit, Darice 8mm Crystal sequins, PTI silk ribbon on a spool