Hey, everybody! The months are scooting right along and I cannot believe we’re almost through May already! Whoosh! I’m thrilled to be back on the Clear Scraps blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! I created a super cute ‘award’ in the form of a large tag featuring our 5×9 Leaves Stencil and our Mini Shaker Award Ribbon. This was aimed at my hubby and started out as kind of a joke. He has the greenest thumbs I’ve ever seen and I keep telling him he deserves an award! There is nothing this man can’t do (while battling diabetes, cancer and MS)! Our front yard was literally brown and our back yard was overgrown with weeds when we moved into our house a year and a half ago. In no time, the front yard was gorgeous. He planted tall sunflowers along the walkway and wild flowers along the low brick ledge just for me… and of course they looked amazing! And he tilled the back yard and planted a garden, and yeah, it was flippin’ amazing as well! We had large tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, jalapenos, cucumbers, squash, peas, green beans, radishes, strawberries and raspberries to name just a few!
So I worked on the Mini Shaker Award Ribbon first. I colored the top chipboard form and the edges of the other chipboard forms and back with a teal alcohol marker. I adhered white cardstock to the award area of the chipboard back and blue metallic cardstock to the ribbon tails. Using the left side of the 5×9 Leaves Stencil and the same distress inks, I stenciled a small background area on a sheet of cardstock and printed a computer-generated award sentiment. I trimmed it and adhered it as a layer to the award area of the chipboard back. Working from the bottom up, I adhered the next two chipboard forms and added a pinch of shaker mix. I then adhered the acrylic divider (with the protective film removed from both sides) and the top chipboard form. I clamped it for about 10-15 minutes to ensure that the layers adhere well.
Next, I worked on the tag base which I cut from white cardstock. Using the right side of the 5×9 Leaves Stencil and several distress inks, I stenciled the background for the left side of the tag. I adhered a panel to the right side of the tag cut from teal cardstock, and added a strip of teal glitter washi tape to the seam. I adhered the shaker and then added garden tool brads, lawn mower brads and a sunglasses brad. I adhered another layer of cardstock to hide the brad prongs and to provide a little extra stability to the tag. I created a hole reinforcement from white cardstock using two circle punches, and threaded ribbon and crafting cord through the hole. The finishing touch was adding several turquoise glitter enamel dots.
And one more peek… I absolutely love how this turned out! Like I mentioned above, the hubs definitely deserves a Most Beautiful Yard Award, and these stencils and mini shaker made it happen! ;)
Sharing in the following challenges:
1. Classic Design Challenge: #5 May Anything Goes
2. Crafting Happiness Challenges: #123 – Anything Goes Always
3. Fab ‘n’ Funky Challenges: #552 – Anything But Square
4. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Not A Card
5. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
6. The Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge: Anything Goes
Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Teal cardstock, CutCardStock Stardream Metallic Sapphire cardstock
Stamps: Computer-generated award sentiment
Ink: Ranger twisted citron, peacock feathers and mermaid lagoon distress ink
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up 1/4″ and 1/2″ Circle Punches
Accessories: We R Memory Keepers Large Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Tattered Angels Gold Glimmer Mist, Peachy Cheap Teal Glitter washi tape; Eyelet Outlet Garden Tool Brads, Lawn Mower Brads and Sunglasses Brads; Pretty Pink Posh Blue Lagoon, Peacock Feathers, Peridot Mist and Ocean Spray sequins; ribbon from the Really Reasonable Ribbon Gorgeously Green and Red and Turquoise Collections, Hemptique Crafting Cord, Eyelet Outlet Turquoise Glitter Enamel Dots
I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’re inspired to get those craft supplies out to play! Be sure to check out all the amazing acrylic, wood and chipboard goodies at Clear Scraps… OMGoodness, you won’t be disappointed! And head on over to the Clear Scraps Facebook Page for lots of inspiration! And while you’re at it, join the Clear Scraps Facebook Creative Group to connect with other Clear Scraps fans! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!