My name is Lynda Jeffs, and I am one of the newbies here!!! I am so excited to bring you my very first project for you guys - I hope to bring you a lot of different inspiration for your scrapbooks and cards! I love to alter things - using clay as a great 3 dimensional embellishment versus purchasing my own! With this clay - I love how I can paint on it, and with my Radiant Pearls paint (no longer on the market) I can emboss on it as well!
With the cards I create, I use scraps left over from other paper crafting projects that I have done, making them way more cost effective than purchasing them at the store. I used left over papers from this project to complete the red card using the other side of the papers! I rounded the corners on the top mat - and embossed the saying on the front of the paper! For the flower I started with the Creative Paperclay product and a mold I had for the flower. I used Radiant Pearls paint to create the look I wanted, and though the scan does not show it as well, it has a bit of a gold shimmer to it that matches the flowers in the paper. I added a simple red bow and I was done!
For this next card, I wanted to use the clay flowers in the middle of the card but also wanted more dimension for my flowers. For the clay flowers, they were painted again with Radiant Pearls paint and added to the middle of the flowers and then I turned up the edges of each of the petals to create that dimension I was talking about!!! For embellishments on cards, layouts - or altered projects...Creative Paperclay is the best!
Creative Paperclay Design Team