Friday, March 14, 2008

I Heart Starbucks!

Actually, I'm more of a Caribou girl myself, but when a woman at work and I bonded over coffee choices, she was singing the praises of Starbucks. I created an ATC design in her honor.

I printed the buck images on a file folder, and cut them to size (3.5 x 2.5). Then I rounded the corners, and edged them with a sharpie. I punched the hearts using the Creative Memories Shapemaker, and hand-cut the "I" and starbucks. Finally I added the star-shaped rhinestones to the noses of the bucks (or nearby).

I coated one with the clear gloss from Making Memories Acrylic Paint, but it made it curl a bit. However, after a while, they flattened back out again.

This little project took soooo long from idea to reality. I was going to do a fancy image transfer with gel medium at first, but then decided against it. Why transfer when I can simply print it? Then it took a while for me to find the right stars... But I'm happy with it, and she loved it! :o)