Creation Station Blog Hop

Welcome to the October Creation Station blog hop — To Die For!

Today, we’re sharing some fun, alternate ways to use your dies.

I’m sure you’re going to love the creative take by the Creation Station team!

I had my way with a couple of different dies.

The first I used was Home Sweet Home.

Love the cute houses you can make with this die?

Well here’s another idea!

Home Sweet Home Rocket card for Creation Station blog hop from theartfulinker.com

When I checked on this month’s hop theme, the first thing I did was pull out some of my dies and start trying to see something new in them.

The background for my card is a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ piece of Thick Whisper White,  I stamped the moon from Shooting Star in Crushed Curry.  Then, I outlined it with the Fine Tip Glue Pen.  Next, I added dots of Fine Tip Glue randomly across the card.  The Fine Tip Glue acts as a resist to ink.

Using Stampin’ Sponges after the glue had dried, I sponged on Pacific Point and Night of Navy inks to create my outer space sky.  Once the color was what I wanted it to be, I took a paper towel and wiped over the dots to remove the ink — now I had my moon and stars.

The main part of the rocket is half of one Home Sweet Home die cut.  To this Whisper White piece I’ve added a Real Red nose cone ( the second smallest Layering Ovals Framelit).

For the fens, I used the fourth smallest Layering Oval to cut a piece of Real Red.  This oval was scored down the middle and folded before I cut the curve beginning at about 3/4 from the top.  Once the curve was cut, I cut the oval in half along the score line and attached the fins to the rocket body.

My rocket travelers needed a window so, I used the smallest Layering Oval to cut a piece of Pacific Point.  The window is half of the oval.

At the bottom, I added a piece of Silver Foil paper.  I cut it to the desired shape using the bottom of the Home Sweet Home die — this assured that the shape would match up perfectly!

The rocket’s flames are two banners (from Home Sweet Home) cut from Pumpkin Pie and Crushed Curry.

Home Sweet Home Rocket - angled view - for Creation Station from theartfulinker.com

All that was needed was a sentiment.  The perfect one was in Shooting Star!

The sentiment was inked with Pacific Point and stamped on a piece of Whisper White.  Then, I used the Classic Label punch to cut it out.

After punching the sentiment, I fed one end back into the punch to trim the piece down.  Then, I punched a piece of Pacific Point and did the same so that I ended up with a piece just large enough to frame the sentiment.

Both the rocket and the sentiment were attached to the card front using Dimensionals.

I had another idea for Home Sweet Home but that will have to wait for another day.

Instead, I thought I’d share something fun

Pyramid Pals Gem Ornament for Creation Station from theartfulinker.com

using Pyramid Pals.

I thought these Gem Ornaments would be fun on a Christmas Tree or as a special add on when wrapping presents.  They’d even make fabulous favors!

I cut two complete Pyramid Pals from Whisper White and assembled them using Tear and Tape.  The Gem could also be made from a variety of designer papers — wouldn’t that make a beautiful tree!

Before adhering all of the pieces together, I used the 1/8″ Handheld Punch to punch holes near the top of each point on one half of the gem.

After assembling,  two strips of Candy Cane Lane washi were added to the mid section on each side of the gem.

Then, I threaded Real Red Candy Cane Lane Baker’s Twine through the holes at the top.

Before tying off the Real Red twine, I made a tassel from the White and Red Metallic Candy Cane Lane Baker’s Twine and threaded the Real Red twin through it.  Once the knot was tied, I pulled the loop until the knot disappeared through one of the holes at the top of the Gem — nice and neat that way!

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6 comments on “To Die For Creation Station Blog Hop

  1. nwt2772

    Ok…you are officially the most creative person ever! This is so stinkin’ clever!!!! I love it and I totally plan on trying this out for my son’s birthday card! Thanks for the awesome idea!

    1. Sara Levin Post author

      Gosh! thank you Nicole! I think your son will love it.

  2. Mikaela

    Oh this is such a clever use of the framelits. Our son would love this card. Thanks for sharing x

    1. Sara Levin Post author

      Thanks Mikaela! Nice to come up with something that’s appropriate for the little guys.

  3. Kathy Kartak

    Sara: Your rocket is just the cutest! I love the night-time background created with Fine-Tip Glue and sponging! That’s a WOW technique for sure!!! xoKathyxo

    1. Sara Levin Post author

      Thanks Kathy! I love how easy it is to create a unique resist with the Fine Tip Glue.

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