Thursday, March 10, 2011
What I used:
Cricut Cart Love Struck
red, green, black and white cardstock
utee/ heating pot
silver acrilic paint
wire round pliers
How I created this charm.....
I used Love Struck cartidge to cut the rose @ 2 inches, lips @ 1 inch, wings @ 6 iches, and love sign @ 2 inches. For the cut heart I used George and Basic Shapes. I cut the open heart three times at 3 inches out of cereal boxes and then cut one heart at 3 inches. To cut cereal boxes I had to use the deep blade for the cricut. I find that if you tape the sides of the cardboard down it tends to not move and it cuts clean.
I then painted the open hearts silver. I layered each heart taped them together. I used red cardstock to cover the bottom heart. For the rose to have the layered effect I glued the open rose to the shadow rose. I then cut a green rose to cut the bottom for the stem. I layered lips with the top layer out of red cardstock and bottom black. I put clear lacquer on the top of the rose and lips. It gave a more realistic look. I used stickles on the word love. For the wings I heated up utee in a Ranger heating pot. I diped the wings in the utee to get that effect. For the top of the charm I used heart and pearl beads and put them on some wire. I attched a jump ring on top and on the bottom. I attached the heart charm to the bottom jump ring and lobster claw to the top one. Presto my charm is completed. After creating this charm I want to create more. I hope that my project gave you some insipration to create your own charms.
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