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Friday, 5 June 2009

Using Shrink Plastic!

Now I wanted to do this ages ago but never got round to it, and now I am having a root round my crafty stash looking for give a ways look what I find, Yep Shrink Plastic! so I thought I would use some for this card.You have got to love these stamps haven't you? I was looking for something to use the shrink plastic on so I thought of the theme (woodland) and instead of all autumn colours, went for springy colours, well certainly bright lol. The tricky thing with shrink plastic is when your doing it you think you have done something really wrong! because it just shrivels up into such a mess, but fear not keep applying the heat and it will flatten it's self out. So these stamps are done with black stazon and as they are solid there is no colour to them but you can colour your stamped images.Let's start from the beginning, pick a stamp and the plastic you are going to stamp on! I used clear but I got some pink blue & frosty too! (it comes in lots of colours so knock your self out!) So stamp your image and colour it in. Then use a punch if you like or cut round the image. Heat up the heat gun and hold the plastic down with a lolly pop stick (whatever is to hand lol) then as you apply the heat it starts to ravel in on it's self (don't panic!) keep the heat on and watch it flatten out. Now at this point you can mold it (like if your using it for jewelry) or put something on it to flatten it (careful it is hot!) and that's it dead easy! I hung a couple of bunnies and stuck an owl in the centre of a layered circles and then Stamped some at full size for the main image. What do you think?

Items used: Shrink plastic (clear) from hobby craft. Stampin' Up! Card stock whisper white & Old Olive. Ink Black Stazon & SU Old Olive, Design paper SU Junior Varsity Stamps SU Forest friends. Let me know what you think will pop round to your blogs too at some point Love Dawn xx

10 comments:

Aunty Sue said...

great use of this and i think i have some somewhere might have to have a look. Great card.

brenda said...

Hi Dawn - in answer to your question on my blog - ah well, been one of those weeks and schedules the post when I made the card last Sunday but forgot to go back and add the post !!

Anyway, love your card above, love shrinky yet don't do it that often, but yours turned out really well.

B x

Kim Dellow said...

Oh wow this is beuatiful. I love the shring plastic details lovely. Kim

Tracey said...

love it shall have to get some shrink plastic xx

Kellylouj said...

A think it is wonderful bit too difficult for me as a beginner xx

alison59 said...

Oh you clever thing :)

Barb said...

Beautiful card, Dawn! I love all the crafty details. Oh, there is something special for you over here.

Clair said...

I bought some shrink plastic ages ago & its just sitting waiting to be played with! You've inspired me now & i'm going to make sure I use it this week!!! Thanx xxx

Nikki said...

This is So Kewl love the little shrink Wrapping gonna have to try this one day. Such a pretty Card

Alex said...

Love this card using Shrink Plastic with "Forest Friends" - too cute :)

Thanks for inspiring and sharing.

Alex x

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