Sunday, May 30, 2010

I Can See Clearly Now - Opus Gluei Challenge # 57

Opus Gluei wants you to use clear sheets this week.




Here are a few of the things I came up with:
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This is my first project. I didn't post it on the Opus Gluei site, because I haven't figured out what I want to do with the closure. And I didn't want to post an incomplete project.
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I don't know what possessed me to make a Halloween Candy Box.
But this is what came to my mind.
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I knew that the mice would look cool.
And forgive me for saying, THEY DO!
It's a Martha Stewart border punch.
So is the dripping goo at the top.
Unfortunately, I can't remember who makes the skull and cross bones stamp.
Or the cool spider paper on the top. Sorry.
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And now to switch gears to something SOOOO not creepy...
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I knew I would make a card. I need a girlie, blingy card, so here it is.
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And I knew I wanted to make something with one of my Spanish Stampin' Up sets.
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Then this little owl stamp just spoke to me.
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CARD: I used a premade journal spot, turned it on edge. Then I put a border of adhesive (I love my ATG gun). And scrunched ribbon along the edge AND stuck it to the center of the card front. I used a Cocoa Daisy stamp, fussy cut around it and glittered the girl. YUM. I applied the bling sticker before I popped up the Cameo. Then stuck on the pretty pink flowers. The inside is corner stamped for a bit more interest.
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CANDY BOX: I scanned the tutorial on SplitCoastStampers. I remembered that the bottom and top were made using 3 inch squares and that the column was scored using 1 & 15/16 inch increments. From there I just winged it. (I'll go back to see if there is something I could have done easier. Bit too late for this one, but I WILL be making these again.) I taped everything together and then decided that I wanted th ribbon to be on the inside of the bottom, but on the outside of the sides, so I pushed the sided of the box away from the adhesive and shoved the ribbon through the bottom. It wasn't so elegant, but very successful. I like this little box. Have I mentioned that???
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INCHIE: Was an afterthought. Honestly. For some reason (???) I had this little stamp just hanging out. Then I had this little scrap of acetate and put the two together. I stamped with Staz-On, then colored, and finally punched the inchie out. He's a cutie pie.
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Thanks for looking.
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I would love to see what you can come up with using Clear sheets.



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7 comments:

Rosemary said...

Oh my gosh, you talented lady, you! I love all of these! That Halloween treat box is so freakin' cool, you should put it on the OG blog as well. Okay, the projects you did share with OG are fantastic, loving the colors, the bling, the style. You have it going on, definitely got your mojo back for sure. Can't wait to see what else you get into...

Lori said...

All of these projects are really fantastic, Jana. I love the Halloween box, cool AND creepy! lol Your cards are fantastic, love the bling!

Tyggereye said...

I LOVE them!! wow! That halloween box is uber cool. I love creepy stuff all year around. woot! Very very cool. I wanted those border punches and didn't get them, because i was like what will I use them for?? THAT IS perfect! I might have to try my hand at these little boxes in my free time. Love the card too.

Lisa Somerville said...

Super cute Halloween box, love those punches!

Dayna said...

Wow I love the halloween candy box!!! That little mice do look awesome crawling along the bottom :)

lauren said...

ok, i *LOVE* the idea that mike's has plain clear sheets strong enough to make boxes and so forth. i am sort of forcing myself not to GO NOW and try to find them!!! :)

apart from that, i totally ♥loooooooove♥ everything that you made, and heck, i say if you have a great halloween idea in june then GO FOR IT!!!!!!!!! (brilliant & AMAZING use of the martha punches, btw! WOW!!!) ♥♥♥

helloholley said...

I *heart* these....too cute!!