First, I want to share with you some projects in which I used Dimensional Element Monograms. These are availabe by the sheet. Each 9" x 6" sheet of D.E. Monograms is $3.25 and consists of a variety of fonts and sizes of one letter. They can be painted, chalked, stamped, heat embossed, covered in paper, sanded, etc.,and I LOVE how you can combine the different sizes and fonts for a really cool look.
The projects that I'm sharing with you use various altering methods. The first three pictures show the simplest way to alter the Dimensional Elements...inking. In the first picture, I used different fonts, sponged ink directly onto the letters and used a white chalk marker to give it a shiny illusion. In the second layout, I used the same font and only inked with one color. On the third layout I lightly sponged the Dimensional Element Star (also retiring) with Honey ink and then sponged the edges with Cranberry ink. The fourth layout, I sponged each letter in a different color ink to coordinate with the rest of my layout. I also added some additional dimension to the letters by altering the heights with foam tape and adding some little sparkles.
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Have you ever used chipboard elements, like Dimensional Elements, and when you pop them out of the card/packaging, there are little tabs left on the edges? This is why the finishing files are so awesome! Sure you can use sand paper around the edges, but have you ever tried to get rid of those little tabs inside the A or the R? Not quite as easy to do. Well, these finishing files will fit easily in those tighter places.
The set is $5.95 and includes three different shaped files. The handles on the files are rubber and make them easy to grip. Finally, they come in a plastic package that can be opened and shut over and over. They are the perfect compliment to the Dimensional Elements.
|Here's a photo of my well-loved finishing files that I keep in my tool tote. The photo on the right shows you a tab on one of the pieces from the Laughing Lola Dimensionals.|
And as if the Cloud Nine kit wasn't enough to celebrate National Papercrafting Month, I'm going to sweeten the deal. I will ship the new CTMH Spring/Summer 2014 Idea Book to anyone who makes a $50 purchase on my website. The book has a $3.95 value, plus I'll pay the shipping (to U.S. addresses only). Also, to all my local customers...if you place a $35 purchase and pick up the Cloud Nine Kit, I will open up my home in February for a free Cloud Nine workshop! I will provide the inks, blocks, necessary tools, snacks, and the space needed to complete the projects.
Until next time...