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Saturday, 1 December 2018

Design Team Make for Love To Craft Challenge Blog #29 (1st December 2018)




This is my Design Team make for the last challenge of 2018 for the "Love To Craft Challenge Blog" #29.  Please do pop over and have a look at all the other fab makes by my fellow Design Team members.





This month I decided to play with Shrink Plastic.  I've had a pack in my stash for longer than I care to remember, so it was definitely time to put it to use.

For all of the images on this tree, I have used a selection of Lavinia Stamps, stamped in StazOn ink.

The Shrink Plastic that I had was totally smooth and clear.  I wanted to give the ink a key, so I lightly sanded the surface with a foot file (it's like a large emery board for dry skin - it's ok, it's not been near my trotters).

I stamped the image, then die cut into ovals or circles.  I then punched a hole in the top and placed on a non-stick baking sheet and put in the oven at 130 for about three minutes.  When you take them out they have shrunken quite a lot.  You can see from the example in the photograph below:


I used fishing line to suspend the discs from the mini tree.




8 comments:

  1. Beautiful stamp discs and completed tree, gorgeous decoration

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  2. What a beautiful and brilliant idea, thank you Sam xx

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  3. This is a brilliant idea Sam love all the little images-look great decorating the tree-you could make them for different seasons or holidays too.I have an unopened pack somewhere too!!!
    Carol x

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    1. Thanks Carol. I think this idea certainly has legs x

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