Welcome back for another fun tutorial using the "One Sunny Day" Front Porch Kit!
The Front Porch Kutz in this kit were packaged in two awesome white glassine bags. Not one to discard anything that could possibly be used as an art supply, I decided to use these bags to make embellishments for the two cards I made with kit elements.
For this first card, the flower was created with the glassine bag.
These are the supplies you will need - one of the glassine bags (I used the small one), die-cutting machine, flower die (I used the daisy flower from the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Sizzix die), ink pad, yellow "stamens" from the kit, and one solid button from the kit.
First fold the bag in half and place on the flower die. Place in the diecutting machine (I used a Cuttlebug, sandwiching the die and bag pieces between two B plates) and cut. You will end up with four flowers, but you can use as many layers as you wish.
Next, stack all four flowers, slightly turning each succeeding layer so the petals fit between each other. This will make the flower look more full. Place a drop of glue in the center of each flower as you stack. (Helmar's 450 Quick Dry Adhesive works really well for this).
Lightly ink the edges of the flower petals if desired. Cut several individual pieces from the yellow "stamen" bunch and glue to center of flower, radiating out from center.
Remove the shank from the button and glue to the center of the flower.. Did you know that the Tim Holtz Tonic scissors will cut through just about anything?
Once the glue is dry, crinkle and fluff the petals to make a gorgeous floral embellishment!
On the second card, I used the glassine bag for the butterfly embellishment.
The supplies you will need for this are a small piece of patterned paper and a small piece of the glassine bag from the kit, a butterfly die and embossing folder (Cuttlebug), a diecut machine, ink and Diamond Stickles if desired.
First die cut both the paper and the glassine. I layered both together and die cut them at the same time. Worked like a charm!
Next you will need to emboss the glassine butterfly. Line up the glassine shape inside the butterfly embossing folder and run it through the Cuttlebug sandwiched between two B plates on top of the A plate.
Almost done! Now lightly ink the butterfly and "trace" the embossed design with Diamond Stickles. Also add a line of Stickles down the center for a body and to the antennae. Once dry, fold the butterfly in half to give the wings dimension and glue to the patterned paper butterfly down the center body.
Using glassine for embellishments is fun, easy and an inexpensive way to enhance your projects. There is no limit to what you can create as any die can be used!
I hope you will now look at packaging in an entirely new way and make some fun creations. Please share them with us!