Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Feeling the Mini

Well, this is embarrassing. I am about to show you the world's easiest miniature craft on the planet. It literally takes minutes to finish, but it's very cute.

All of the cakes on the little wire stand? Yep, they are pre-made, they are all available at Alpha Stamps, and they're adorable. I placed the cakes on a few plates (and cut out a white foam heart "plate" for the top one), and turned one plate into a cake stand by gluing on a white pony bead. After that, all I really did was glue red Dresden trim to the edges of the stand, and poof! A Valentine's cake display that is 3 3/4" tall!

And since that project took three minutes, I had time to squeak in another little thing. This one took a tad longer to finish, but only because I painted a microscopic metal jewelry box and made a teensy string of pearls to go inside.

While waiting for the jewelry box to dry, I painted hearts on a metal bowl, and while that was drying, I dipped the strawberries in chocolate paint. With nothing left to paint, I constructed a heart shaped box and gift bag from the Tiny Little Valentine's collage sheet. The vase is a metal bit that holds a lampshade in place. Why don't I own miniature vases??

Hope your Valentine's is a sweet one!

Go HERE to see a list of supplies used.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Rainbow Butterfly Tent Card

Leslie of Alpha Stamps recently sent me a set a beautiful stamps that include butterflies of various sizes, suns, moons, and several words and phrases. They are all small, the largest being 3" x 1 3/4", so they would work well with ATCs and art coins. They're really pretty too.

I took these stamps in hand and dug around in my stash of things, finding a cool tent card from last month buried in a stack of chipboard (it is literally 3" high. I gotta get this pile organized). Then I went rifling through the box of new stuff to see what to coordinate with the aforementioned stuff and remembered the fancy Lace Frame. It happened to fit perfectly over the cutout on my oval Tent Card. That was a nice surprise. So, I took all those bits, along with scrapbook paper, a collage sheet image, and black embossing powder to create the tent card. Added some lace (it's not dodgy nor does it smell like Great Aunt Tessie) plus a few flat-back pearls for good measure.

There are four different butterfly stamps in the set. The two I used, which are the smallest of the butterflies, are 1/2" and not quite 1" long. They were stamped and embossed, cut out, folded a bit, then glued onto the card. There's small pieces of foam under a few to vary the height and give dimension. 

There is a tiny strip of ribbon sandwiched between the paper; it really serves no purpose because the card stands well by itself. Looks kinda pretty though.

I'm going to go dig around...I mean chipboard pile to see what else is in there.

HERE's a list of supplies! Happy crafting to you!