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Category Paper Crafts
Style Whimsical, Cute
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What materials did you use? Close to My Heart Products=Card stock, Sponge Daubers, sanding kit, Exclusive Inks & Markers, Acrylix Stamp Pad sets, Liquid Glass, Glitter Glitz Gel, My Creations Photo/Recipe Box, Micro Tip Scissors, Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge . - Other tools: Martha Stewart Score Board, Ruler, Dollar Store light paper weight Index Cards, and the Scotch ATG 700 tape gun.

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What are you most proud of? The outcome of the texture & background card stock I made. Since I was not able to find one store or any other craft place that had papers I needed, I created my own using my CTMH products and a few other tools. I scored the Tulip cards stock vertical and the Black card stock Horizontal. Flipped them over and sanded in various random areas & directions to show the white core of the paper. The Black paper, I then sponged daubed with my Sunny Yellow Ink all across. It gave it an aged look. The Tulip papers I stamped first with a letter block stamp set in the Tulip Ink that created a tone on tone look. (also, I made the stamping opposite of the lines so the contrast would show more). Then I sponge daubed it with the Sunny Yellow (looks like some one hand wrote a letter on the paper from years ago) When I cut the needed sizes to cover the box. I made sure all the Blk. paper lines were going Horizontal & the Tulip paper lines were the opposite direction which made the writing on the paper lay just right. It took some time to do this process, I am pleased with the outcome.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? If making your own texture and background paper, do a few samples to see what the colors will look like together. Let this process be the first task you take on and let it be something you can leave out for a day to look over and not rush. The assembly will come very easy. You can do this not just for a Recipe/ Photo Box, but on any old box that you may want to resurface. I loved playing with the colors to decide what would look good together.

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