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Thursday 1 November 2012

festive shrinking..for creative expressions DT

well it is time for another creative expressions DT make
..and this time using two different sets of stamps
which i will be using for my DT makes this month..
so i decided to make a hanging..
which could easily be transferred to a card, tag or many other ideas..
so here she is:
i started by embossing a piece of ranger foil with a snowy design
and then colouring with alcohol inks..snow cap and pool
repeating until the colours smoosh together..
technical term smoosh!
when dry cover a large rectangle art part with the
embossed piece..
these are fab and very sturdy
so great for all sorts
and the coordinating frame with the plain piece
to make the trees decorations i chose one of the baubles
(these are pre cut and cushion mounted..
and also have coordinating dies to match..)
i coloured some shrink plastic in same alcohol inks as above
several times and left the ink to dry
when dry i rough cut into a bauble shape
and now the fun bit shrinking....
i then heated the baubles with a heat tool..
you will need to hold these pieces with a pointy tool
or they will blow away..slippery little things!
when heated they shrink up..so cool...
the tree ( from let it snow) was stamped in broken china
and cut out
i added some twisty wire for tinsel and added the shrunken baubles..
to complete
i punched holes in the frame part of the arts part
using a cropodile
and twirled some silver wire through..
and added an ideaology word band
and finally glue everything together..
 hope you are still with me?!!!
have a fun and inky day!
see you next week for another make with these stamps!


  1. Gorgeous Trace I love the colours and the embossing, edged with the frame. TFS
    Annie x

  2. wow this is stunning so many techniques x

  3. Brilliant hanging-always love your metal effects and the use of wire.

    Best Wishes Chrissie xx

  4. ...loVe this piece Trace! deliciously festive, the shrink baubles are awesome and look great adorning the cool and funky tree...a superb & inspiring make...loVe it...Melxx :)

  5. Love the shrink plastic decorations Trace :)
    Von ♥

  6. beautiful work Trace - love the colour coordinated shrink plastic decorations xx

  7. Wow, that's a fantastic card, love the little shrinked baubles.

  8. Love the colours and the idea of the baubels schrinked and on a wire! Hugs, Gerrina

  9. The embossing and metallic look to the piece are wonderful Tracy - really like it.
    Jean xx

  10. Great idea! Shrink plastic baubles. Gonna have to borrow that idea Trace. Superb use of textures and techniques again, and yes smoosh is a term I understand well:) Hugs, Buttons x

  11. The shrink plastic baubles look cool on the funky tree, another great project Trace. x

  12. Love your framed creation Trace, the embossed metal is very striking and a lovely backdrop for your tree and baubles. Lovely. Tracy x

  13. Gorgeous work Trace... adore the colours.. embossing work is brilliant... Love it!! Hugs May x x x

  14. Trace, this is so cute. I love the embossed snowflakes in the background! Love the frame, too. Such a cute idea. I also really like the little shrunken ornaments that are wired onto your tree. <3 Candy

  15. Gorgeous combi Trace...and I really love the gorgeous green!

    greetings, Alie :-)

  16. Beautiful card, Trace! I especially love your ornaments!

  17. Great baubles and love the foil background. have a great weekend.x

  18. A fabulous design and great techniques Trace.
    Enjoy your weekend.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  19. Oh yum - what a gorgeous colour! Love the shrunken baubles, and your silver wirework is a brilliant touch as always!
    Alison x


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