Tuesday, July 29, 2008

All things Shrinky Dink...

So I have expressed earlier in my postings about my newly discovered toy - shrinky dink! Today, I would like to share with you some of my fun creations with my new obsession! lol

For the first card, I used the largest cross in the newly released Our Daily Bread Cross of Christ set. I stamped the image on the shrinky dink with black stazon and then cut around the image leaving a small even boarder.

For this card I used one of the upcoming August Releases for Clear Dollar Stamps called Designer Garden. I created my little shrubbery planter using stampin' up! classic inks and used one of my larger nestabilities rectangles. I shrunk up the piece and then made the plastic "float" on the card by using some elastic silver cording and stretched it so that it lifted the plastic away from the image. I also used the word "friendship" from this set and created the sweet little charm for the ribbon using the SU large oval punch and the largest hole punch on the cropadile. ***Remember to make any holes in your project before you shrink it ***

I had seen this bracelet idea featured on Patty's Stampin' Spot by Patty Bennett and decided that I needed to try and make one of these using another upcoming August release for Clear Dollar Stamps called Timeless Labels. I purchased the chain and jump rings at my local craft store (Michaels) and used jewelled brads for the bling. My images are once again stamped with stazon and shrunk to create my charms. I used the small oval punch as well as the scallop punch. There is a huge size difference when you have your final shrunken project! To colour the charms I used some bashful blue re-inker and mixed it with some crystal effects to seal in the colour. This was such a fun project to make that I thought that I would continue and try some embellishments for my cards!

I made these ribbon slides and buttons with the CDS Timeless Labels set as well and followed the same technique as I listed above. The ovals were cut with the oval nestabilities and coloured with old olive and cameo coral. The scallop punch made the lower left button and coloured with ruby red. The designer label punch ribbon slided was coloured pumpkin pie :)

I have had so much fun making these that you will be sure to see some homemade buttons and ribbon charms on my projects in the future! I should also mention that you can use your heat tool to shrink the plastic up as well - just keep it directly over top of your plastic so that your plastic doesn't blow away ;)

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Mauna said...

Great shrinky dinks!! They say if you wait long enough old things will become new again.

Kelley Holland said...

I love all of them...especially the Cross one!! LOL!! Such a cute idea!!

Beth said...

Beautiful projects! Aren't Shrinky Dinks fun!

Julia Aston said...

Boy! you go girl with your shrinky dinks! how great are all these samples! very fun! You're making me really want to pull mine out and try it again!!

Lisa B. said...

Very cool!! I love them...gonna have to try some! :)