Get Your Happy On

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It’s that time of month again where the design team from Elizabeth Craft Designs is challenged to create a project revolving around a specific theme or tool.

This month’s challenge was really fun, because they theme revolved around the Scissor Spring Mechanism.  This little set of dies allows you to create three separate size springs that help pop your projects up.  And that one little die cut line, that one allows you to make a slit in your project to hide your spring tabs.

Gift_CardFor today’s challenge Elizabeth Craft Designs are giving away a $20 Gift Card to use on our website to 3 winners
To enter simply leave a comment on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Facebook Giveaway Blog Post or the Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge post and tell us What Elizabeth Craft Designs dies or stamp sets would you use with the Scissor Spring Mechanism die set to create a card, scrapbook layout of home decor item?
ECD will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing
The winners will be announced on Friday, April 20th on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog and our Facebook page.

EK Gorman Elizabeth Craft Designs aFor my project, I thought it might be really fun to see what I could do the spring and some of ECD’s Fashion stamps.  In fact, I love that from the right angle, it doesn’t even look like I’ve used the mechanism.

EK Gorman Elizabeth Craft Designs eI started by stamping out the clothing from Fashions 1 stamp set and Fashionable Phrases sentiment stamp set onto some White 100lb Soft Finished Cardstock.  I stamped an extra jacket onto some scrap paper so I could fussy cut it out later.

Then I started the process of coloring the images with my copics.  The jeans, cuffs and sleeve details were colored with B93, B95, B97, B99.  Then using my copic friendly micron pen, I added a collar in between the lapels, so that it looks like the ghost girl was wearing a tee-shirt.

The pink in the jacket was colored with RV91, V22, and RV95.  The purple shades were colored with V20, V22, and V25.

I colored the yellow tones with Y21, Y26, and Y28.  I also fussy cut out the extra jacket so that I could layer it over the jacket on the card.

Next I die cut the scissors mech out of some scrap Soft Finish card stock.  I assembled the mech (which appears at first glance to be hand, but really isn’t) and added some 6mm Clear Double Side adhesive to both sides and added it to the top half of the jacket.  I also added some 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive to the very bottom of the jacket so that the waist would adhere to the card.

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I layered the jacket onto the card, letting the top pop up.

The last thing I decided was that the card needed a bit of glitter, so I layered some double side adhesive onto scrap paper and covered the adhesive with Copper Rose Silk Microfine Glitter.  The strip of glitter got added onto an A2 card frame and the focal image got added on top of it using the super strong 10mm Double Side Adhesive.

EK Gorman Elizabeth Craft Designs bIn the end, I ended up with a fashion page that literally popped off the page.

EK Gorman Elizabeth Craft Designs cThanks for stopping in today.  Make sure you check out all the Designers Challenge Projects…you won’t be sorry.  There are some really cool projects showing off exactly how nifty this Scissor Spring Mechanism when you use it to it’s full potential.

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