This is Jasleen, and it’s my turn to share something creative with you all today.
I always try and find ways to get the most out of my craft supplies. And these days, I’m trying to get the most out of my dies. Yesterday, I made a pair of earrings with the help of Sizzix thinlits- Olivia die.
Supplies from sizzix.co.uk :-
660020—Sizzix Big Shot Plus Machine Only (white and gray)
661167--Sizzix Thinlits Die set 5 pc—Olivia by Prima
Other Supplies :
Thick cardstock, watercolour paper, distress inks,Versamark ink, Zing clear embossing powder, Jewellery findings such as hooks, jumprings and pearls.
The process :-
For making these, I chose to go with the smallest floral die from the Olivia die set.
I sponged the watercolour paper using distress inks in varying shades of red/pink and die cut 4 floral pieces from it. I made sure to place the die in such a way that I get ombre shaded die cut pieces( varying from light to dark).
I also die cut a pair using the same die from a thicker cardstock, so that I can sandwich it between the two coloured pieces to make it sturdier and avoid warpage.
To make it even sturdier and water-resistant, the best way is to clear emboss the surface. I clear embossed the surface of the diecuts on both the sides using versamark ink and clear embossing powder. It gave a beautiful glossy finish to the earrings and nobody could say it’s paper ;)
The last step was to attach the hooks using jump rings and to add a pearl to each of my earrings.
I love to keep my accessories as simple as I can, so didn’t feel the need to add anything more.
Yes, it was that easy. And quick. Don’t they look interesting?
I hope my post inspires you to try something similar. Would love to know what you think.
Thanks for stopping by. Have a beautiful week !