I don't think I've posted many crafty things on here before, so here's a recent little project.
One of the things I nearly always make for someone is the card or tag to go with their gift - whatever the occassion. It's my favourite part of giving a gift, and I have a serious buying-too-many-card-making-materials disorder. Of course, I do my very best not to burst into tears on the spot when the person immediately just throws out said card or tag along with all the wrapping.
I was walking down the wedding card aisle in Myer last week, and I couldn't picture myself giving any one of them to my friends. Too much silver and teddies and linked wedding bands, and too many roll-your-eyes sentiments. I figure if they all made me cringe that much, then I should just make one. And ok, the whole hearts-with-wings thing is probably a little on the corny side too, but it's a wedding card. Aren't they meant to be? So I went home and whipped out the cardboard and stamps instead.
The stamps are Tim Holtz and Autumn Leaves stamps, for the record. And I'll use any excuse to whip out the embossing powder. I think I just like to play with the heat gun and watch the powder melt right before my little eyes. My new favourite thing though: Tim Holtz Distress crackle paint clear rock candy. Translation: Just like the other crackle paints but CLEAR! I guess it's a little hard to see, but I used it over the painted letters and heart. All kinds of wonderful for me.
Now I'm resisting the urge to paint random items through the whole house with the stuff.