Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Valentine's Day Wreath aka "The True Purpose of a 'Twilight' book"
So the other day I saw this fabulous wreath made by Fiskars designer, Lisa Storm. I have to say, when I saw it, I had to make it... like, right then. I frantically searched my bookshelves for a book I didn't mind destroying. But I couldn't find one I was willing to part with. And then it bit, errr... hit me... I had a copy of "Twilight," I purchased at the begging of a friend that said I MUST READ this book. Well, needless to say I was so fed up with Bella's frickin' sullen attitude by the end of the first chapter and her complaining how snowflakes look more like Q-tips instead of the snowflakes she sees in the movies... I gave up on it. (p.s. Get some Paxil, Bella.) So out came the paperback novel came and it was about to be destroyed. I think this just might be the most useful thing a "Twilight" novel has ever accomplished.
Also the original wreath was a little too "clean" for my liking... Heck, I've got kids. Things don't stay pretty and white for long around here. Well, of COURSE I had to break out the Tim Holtz products... I used the "Brackets" on the edge sizzix die for each book page. Also, I was able to run 40+ pages of book through my Vagabond at a time. Can we say, "Tim(e) Saver?" Yes, yes we can. It took me about 15 minutes to die-cut all of my edges instead of having to do each page at a time with a border punch. I inked the edges with Barn Door, Vintage Photo and Spun Sugar Distress inks. LOVE. I also made some mini-roses with the "tattered florals" die and glued those to the inner-portion of the wreath.
After I assembled the whole wreath and got it to where I was happy (p.s. as Lisa mentions in the original article, adding more pages is quite addictive, I had a very difficult time stopping myself!) I splooged a bit of Rock Candy distress stickles on my craft mat and painted it onto the inner-roses and some of the outer edges of the papers throughout the wreath. This just gave it a little bit of extra glimmer and vintage shimmer here and there. And, hey, doesn't "Edward" sparkle??? BaHahahahahahaaa!!!
Isn't it fun? I just had so much fun making this... other than when I ran out of low-temp hot glue sticks and kept burning my fingers. Whoops. And then I actually glued my finger down to the craft mat... super oops. All's well in love and crafts... Happy Love Day folks! I'll be back round soon!
Posted by Sara Carns at 2:39 PM