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Spring on Display

I love this little Tim Holtz Watering Can die.  Then when you add the Eileen Hull Make it 3D die it makes it even more fun!  You can find my project over at Creative Scrapbooker Magazine
Here's a tutorial so you can see how I made it.

Start with your dies and Sizzix Matboard.  This stuff is awesome for the scoreboard dies.  

I cut a bunch of the Jumbo Tattered Pinecones with core paper.  The mat board takes the Ranger Distress Spray Stains really well!  Then I grabbed my Iced Enamels Relique Powder to create an enameled look!


When you add the powders to create a distressed or rubbed off finish.  Simply remove the powder from the edges.  Then heat set.


Then you can ink the edges!  I used the new Ranger Splatter Brush and some Black Soot Paint to splatter over top.  Handy tool!


Now that the watering can is inked, enameled and splattered I added the Make it 3D stripes.  This die makes any of your dies 3D!  Adding more versatility to all your dies.

Now to make flowers.  If you're like me this die freaked me out and I struggled to make the flowers!  Watch Tim's video and you will see with proper prep making these flowers is EASY!  

Throw it all together and you have a pretty counter top spring craft to display.


I used some clear rock candy stickles on the petals for a sugary effect.

The watering can looks worn with the speckles of black.

I love making my dies 3D.

I attached the 5 cent ephemera.


A metal token


 

I hope my wee tutorial inspired some ideas for your next project.  Be creative and think outside of the box!  Happy Crafting!

Challenges
Frilly and Funkie- Hip to be Square
Anything But Cute- Crazy for Colour
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