Happy Weekend!!! How all have you been? Can’t believe it’s February already…not long now and Spring will be here, I am so ready!!
Today I’m sharing another project that I created for the release of the new Distress Color, Lost Shadow.
These projects are made using a wonderful new Die Set to me, Classic Bigz Pillowbox, a long retired set that a special sweet friend of mine has made classic. Zoe Hillman, (of igirlzoe.com CLICK HERE to visit her blog) found this for me in the UK and graciously shipped it to me! I am so grateful to her for her friendship, generosity and inspiration. This was my first play with the pillow box using the new Tailored Thinlet Set and Lost Shadow…it is a trio made in heaven! I love it!
The pillow boxes…
I started by trimming a few of the pillow boxes using Distress Watercolor Paper. I smooshed some Lost Shadow Oxide Ink from the pad directly onto indented side of the new Dotted 3D Embossing Folder. I spritzed the cut out pillow box, then ran it through the foldaway again to create the texture and the ink that you see in the background. Then I spritzed the cut out and embossed pillow box with some water and some spritzes of Lost Shadow Spray Stain, then dried it with my heat tool.
I sprayed a combination (Brushed Corduroy, Lost Shadow, Salvaged Patina & Uncharted Mariner) of Distress Sprays and Oxide Sprays directly onto a craft mat, then spritzed it with a quick spritz of water, then, I broke up the colors a bit by using my fingers.
I very gently flipped the paper onto the textured side of the pillow box and lowered it down into the ink on my mat. Then I rubbed it a bit to be sure to collect ink on the tiny dots of the paper. Then I dried it with my heat tool. You’ll see 2 pillboxes below, but they are slightly different…the first one is dipped into the ink then dried with the heat tool. The second one was done the same way except, before drying, I spritzed it with water and turned it a bit to get the water to run down and spread out, then dried it with my heat tool. Both ways turned out beautifully!
The Tailored cutouts…
I made a striped background using some Lost Shadow and Speckled Egg Spray stains that were sprayed onto the Striped…Striped and Holiday CMS281 stamp set, it’s not just for Christmas 😉
I spritzed the inks with water and stamped onto a piece of distress watercolored paper, then dried it. This became the necktie and hat band pieces. The Hat was made using a previously sprayed and inked piece of distress watercolor that had been run through the foldaway machine using the Woven 3D Folder.
The Jacket was cut from a piece of Black Kraft-Stock that was run through the Woven 3D Folder, then sanded with a Sanding Disk. (Remember to be sure to sand the paper on a piece of scrap paper or chipboard.)The shirt was cut from an old piece of vintage onion skin paper that I had in my stash. The tiny buttons are also from my vintage collection, I just loved that they fit some of the tailored pieces and couldn’t resist adding them to the little outfits. Hey, isn’t that why I’ve collected this stuff for so long? I just love how they turned out!
I cut out 2 Labels and a variety of tags using the Collector Thinlet Set. One Label from the striped paper, the other from a piece of brown inky papers, then attached the accessories from the Tailored Set onto them using foam adhesive. The words “make a wish” (from the Tiny Text Stamp Set CMS394) were stamped onto the labels using Archival Ink.
The tiny tags were cut using random inky scraps using the same set and were then personalized using the numbers and letters from the various words that are included in the set. I tied some cotton string around the boxes, then attached all the pieces using jump rings. Anyone have a guess who I made these in honor of? Hmmmmm 😉
Once I was done with the boxes, I had several scraps, bits and pieces from making all the tailored pieces, so I cut out a tag out from the extra dotted and inky papers, then gathered some more pieces and dressed up the tag. This Time adding a Top Hat and vintage button to the hat, and let’s not forget a tiny button for the shirt!
With that, my pillow boxes and tag were complete…I hope you enjoyed the tutorial! Be sure to keep an eye out as I’ll be sharing more makes very soon!
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Well, I hadn’t planned on buying the Tailored die set until I saw your sweet tags on Tim’s live. Then I ordered it. I love the detail you put into everything you create and this was so wonderful. Thank you for taking the time to share how you made these tags.
I’m always blown away at how your artistic soul works. Your designs are just magical. I love the jaunty hats on the tags. It’s amazing, isn’t it, that those inanimate objects can have so much personality. Fashion made a mistake to get rid of this instant gentleman making attire.
Rhonda Stubbs says
Thank you for sharing. I missed the revel of the new color. You make it look so easy. I sit down to do some art and always come up short. I go back to your makes for inspiration.
Thank you for this. I am a little lost with the new Lost Shadows color. I like that you are showing different ways to use it. I need some guidance! My experiments so far are lacking and dull and hard to even see. I will keep trying!
These boxes are beautiful! Thank you so much for continuing to share your talent.❤️