Welcome to my NEW BLOG!

For many years my projects could be found at my previous blog - www.fatcatcreations.blogspot.com. Since my business has evolved and is now known as Cindi McGee - Behind These Eyes™ instead of Cindi Bisson - Fat Cat Creations - I thought this was the perfect time to launch a new blog. Since I've been on this creative journey for over 16 years - I have a LOT of project links out there in cyberworld! If you are looking for a particular project you have found on Pinterest, Facebook, FaveCrafts, HomeTalk, Twitter, etc. and the link is not working for you, please feel free to email me at cdjb11@yahoo.com and I'll be sure to get you the new link to the instructions. Have a creative day and remember to DARE TO BE DIFFERENT!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Creating with Crafty KT - “Autumn” Card

The theme for the Designer Craft Connection Crafty KT Blog Hop is Fabulous Fall.   I easily created this autumn cad with lots of dimension and depth, using the Layer Perfect, foil sheets, and adhesives from Kool Tak™.  Be sure to see what the other participating designers have shared by following the Designer Craft Connection link in the column on the right, and visit the Crafty KT website and sign up for their newsletter to be eligible to win their great giveaway prize (details here)















Materials: 

Kool Tak™Layer Perfect
Kool Tak™Shiny Transfer Foil Sheets (Earth Tones)
Kool Tak™ Clear Foam tape ¼ x ¼ x 1/32” thick
Kool Tak™ Clear Foam tape 3/16 x 1/16 thick by 1.6 yards
Kool Tak™ Premium EXTREME 2 ½ x 27 yards

Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Tools Round 14 and Round 25
Epiphany Crafts Bubble Caps Round 14 an Round 25
Westcott Premium TrimAir Titanium Paper Trimmer
Westcott Craft Titanium Bonded Non-Stick Scissors
Patterned paper from Pebbles, Inc.
Red twill tape
Small copper brads
Green, light blue and brown cardstock
Brown inkpad
"autumn" stamp from The Stamping Studio

Instructions:

Cut green cardstock 5 1/2” x 4 1/4”.

Use Kool Tak™ Layer Perfect to find center of card.  Cut strip of Kool Tak™ Clear Foam tape 5” and use Kool Tak™ Layer Perfect to align and mount to center of green cardstock.

Cut two additional pieces of Clear Foam tape 2” and 1 1/2”.  Mount as shown to form tree branches.

Remove top protective strip from foam tape and apply sheet dark brown Kool Tak™Shiny Transfer Foil Sheets (Earth Tones) directly to tape. 

Ink edges of green cardstock with brown ink.

Following manufacturer instructions, use Epiphany Crafts punches to create multiple epoxy topped patterned paper spots, create a random number of small and at least 3 large.

Arrange large and small epoxy punched spots as tree leaves, mount using Kool Tak™ Clear Foam tape 1/4” x 1/4” squares to add depth.  Add small copper brads as accents.

Measure and cut 11 3/4” x 6 1/4” piece of patterned paper and fold in half to form card. 

Measure and cut 4 1/2” x 6” piece of brown cardstock.  Ink edges with brown inkpad. 

Use Kool Tak™ Layer Perfect to align brown cardstock on card front, 1 1/4” from folded edge, as shown.  Mount using Kool Tak™ Clear Foam tape 1/4” x 1/4” squares.

Use Kool Tak™ Layer Perfect to align green cardstock on card front over brown cardstock as shown.  Mount using foam squares. 

Ink “autumn” stamp with brown ink, stamp on to scrap of coordinating blue cardstock.  Trim.  Ink edges with brown inkpad. 

Cut 6” strip of red twill tape.  Use Kool Tak™ Premium tape      to mount to bottom of card, overlapping tree image, as shown.  Use Kool Tak™ Clear Foam tape 1/4” x 1/4” squares to mount “autumn” over twill tape on right edge.

Finish inside of card as desired.


Remember to visit the Crafty KT site to be eligible for their prize giveaway and check out the creations from the other participating designers - Cindi

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