Happy Monday, Everyone!
Today I will describe my shoebox swap ATC in more detail that I unveiled in last weekend's blog hop.
I printed poker chips off the internet so they would fit into the 1/2" Circle punch. I layered them with two layers of cardstock, also punched with the 1/2" Circle punch, to create a 3-dimensional poker chip. The playing cards and martini where embossed with black embossing powder and colored with Stampin' Write markers, for a nice bright look. And the dice were embossed with white embossing powder on Basic Black cardstock.
For the Garden Green poker table surface, I used the felted cardstock technique. 1. Crumple up and unfold your cardstock several times to break down the fibers.
2. The crumpling will cause the layers of cardstock to start separating.
3. Slowly and careful separate the layers. The inside part of one of the separated layers will be your "felted" surface.
4. Here is the intact piece of felted cardstock.
5. I glued a smaller piece of Whisper White cardstock to the back of the felted cardstock for stability.
6. I ran the piece through the sewing machine to secure the edges. Glue is probably fine, especially when you start layering pieces on top, but this is my personal preference for embellishment.
Stamps: Game Night, Card Games, Cheers to You; Paper: Basic Black, Garden Green, Ruby Red, Very Vanilla, Whisper White; Ink: Versamark, Real Red marker, So Saffron marker, Old Olive marker; Accessories: White embossing powder, Black embossing powder, Sewing machine, Thread.
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