Thursday, 5 April 2018

Party like it's 1988!

Hi crafty peeps!

Today I'm sharing what I have been making for fellow team members to wear at Onstage at the weekend. Onstage, or Onstage Local, to give the proper name, is an event that happens twice a year - April and November. This year Stampin Up! is celebrating 30 years as a company and so  it's party season! We have been asked to join in the fun and wear 1980's style clothing. Well at my size and age, I'm not going to be wearing any lycra but I do have some bright pink leg warmers and some other items. I decided to help us stand out as a team and made these large badges for us to wear!

To create these I cut 2" strips from A4 sheets of card. I then scored every half inch along the length. Turned over then scored every 1/4" and 3/4" to create the concertina effect.
You will need a length and a half for each rosette.
 Join the ends to create a ring.
Heat up your glue gun and punch out a circle for your base. When glue is ready, gently press down on your concertina ring to create rosette, hot glue centre, gather tightly into the centre and hold in place until glue 'takes'. Be careful not to burn your hands!
 Place a larger circle on the front using the hot glue. I used the Starburst punch from Stampin Up!

I then stamped and die cut the numbers 1, 9, 8, 8 and also a small red heart. The numbers were coloured using the "baby wipe technique" - I'll do a demonstration soon on that.
Finally, I stuck the numbers down first (using ordinary glue), then placed the heart centrally and then added the letter "I" using a white gel pen. To finish it off, I hot glued brooch backs onto each rosette.

Let's party!!!

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