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Mini pocket with a teabags topper. - VMCdesigns

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Mini pocket with a teabags topper.





This week we had to create something with the folding teabags technique, so I choose to make a teabags topper to use as an embellishment on a mini pocket to gift to someone dear to you. I added a video on how to fold the bag in my post on the Hobby Alternatief blog,

This was a little challenge for me, the hype of folding teabags has passed by mess I had to do some research on YouTube how to tackle this. I didn’t have any teabags, I’m more a coffee person, but one of my DT members gave some to me. I made the teabag topper in 2 colours and 2 different sizes and layered them to give them some extra dimension. The video I used to make my teabags topper was one of Origami Twist on YouTube, she has ton’s of tutorial video’s go check her out if you want to give them a try.

To make the little pocket I used a piece of double sided design paper that measures 9 3/4″ x 3 3/4″, you score this strip on both sides at 3 1/4 from each end. Fold both ends in to crea…

Lovely and sweet, word art tag - VMCdesigns

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Lovely and sweet, word art tag.



This weeks assignment was a fun one, we had to make something using word art, which is more often used in journaling or in mixed media projects.
I made a card using this technique for a greeting card once before, this time I used it to make a tag. A wonderful technique for a novice because you can’t go wrong, it did take a bit more time then usual because of the layers you keep adding.


I used a suitcase label tag made from craft paper with in the centre an off white card which I sponged around the edges with Walnut Stain ink. With the same ink I gave it a few coffee stains using a stencil. Glued a few pieces of a newspaper on it in a few places to give the tag a bit more body. By that time I didn’t know how to continue so I left it for a day or so.
After a day or so I decided to stamp and cut out the little girl, coloured her in with watercolour brush markers by putting the colour on a laminated white sheet first and picking up the colour with a brush.

Sketch: A star and washi tape - VMCdesigns

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Sketch: A star and washi tape.



The past months you have seen several creations made with a sketch to work from, well it’s that time again, this time we had to use a star and washi tape.

But first I want to wish everybody a happy new year, I hope this year will bring you all good health, joy and happiness.
Also I want to thank you all for visiting my blog and website the past year.

The card I made for this week is easy to make so even a beginner can make it, apart from looking for all the materials so the colours matched it only took me about half an hour.

I used an off white bases card from 15 x 10,5 cm with a white mat, 14,5×10 cm on top. On this mat I added the washi tapes according the pattern of the sketch

I have build the star with several layers of teal mirror and silver glitter card stock, I have cut every size of the star twice and stacked them all together to create a nice and full star which I then glued on top of the washi tape I taped on the white mat.

Tip! When using glitt…