Friday, 25 April 2014

Use It! with Lucy's Cards - Class 2: Lesson 5 (Alphabet Stickers)

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Hello, and welcome to the final day of my 2nd Use It! class.
My supplies for this week are:

Lesson 5 - Alphabet Stickers

I confess - I have about a gazillion sets of alphas. I love them… but do not use them enough.
Today I am sharing an idea of how to get more from your alphas by customising them with ink.

Creation
Adhere alphabet stickers to some scrap paper, spelling out 'Little Brother'. 
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Press Silver Shadow Ink directly onto the alphabet stickers and allow to dry.
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Trim patterned papers.
Stamp 'Happy Birthday' onto patterned paper and trim into a banner shape.
Adhere the banner to the blue paper with foam adhesive.
Adhere the stickers beneath the banner.
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Mist the blue panel with Calico Shine Mister Huey's and leave to dry.
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Temporarily adhere wood veneer aeroplanes to some scrap paper and cover with Silver Stickles.
Allow to dry thoroughly. (I put mine on a radiator!)
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When completely dry, apply another layer of Stickles. It looks really gloopy and thick but will dry flat.
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Adhere grey paper to a card base. Adhere the blue panel top the card and staple the panels together with a Tiny Attacher.
Adhere the aeroplanes to the card with Glue Dots and you're done. Yay!
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I tend to use alphabet stickers more when I am making a card for a specific recipient. Kids seem to LOVE cards with their names on and Thickers work great for this - they are nice and large and textured too. :)
Here are a few more of my cards created with alphas:

Wonderful Husband Every Day Happy Mother's Day
That's all for this class.
I hope you enjoyed it.
I have another class all prepared and ready to go soon… but please let me know if you have any requests. :)
Bye for now - have a wonderful weekend.
x
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7 comments:

Leslie Hanna said...

Great ideas! I'll have to give it a try. :)

Stacy said...

Great tip, love this masculine card. Thanks for sharing!

Billie said...

Great idea! Any tips for adhering alphas in straight line?? Appreciate your talent!!

Dotty Jo x said...

Ah Lucy, so that's the reason why I've been following your blog for so long - the fact that you are a FABULOUS cardmaker. This is terrific, I have never quite worked out what to do with veneers so thanks for the tutorial and brilliant inspiration, Jo x

Sheryl said...

Great card. Never thought about ink on the alphas before. Love the color combination too. TFS

Lisa Kind said...

Such a cute card!

Sarah Gray said...

Another great card - I have really enjoyed your class this week! The ideas for jazzing up veneers and alphas are fab :)