August 13, 2010

Are you a Magnet :)

Hi Everyone!

This was created for this weeks Club Anyas Whats Tootin' Wednesday where the fabulous Kim came up with an awesome idea to make magnets! Kim posted a great tutorial that can be found HERE. There are several ways to create one, I used Crystal Effects for mine with a few changes. I added a step by step instructional below of my version.

I created a Nurse magnet so I can stick my cats vet appointment cards to the fridge lol.

How cute is this!!! It's also great for Doctor/Dentist Appointment cards too. Stick them to the fridge and don't forget those important appointments ever again :)

I added stickles to the nurses hat and a rhinestone, as well as a little band-aid to the corner. I never have use for those little band-aides, they are always too small for cuts LOL. All the items are under the Crystal Effects. I colored the image with my Prisma Color pencils and OMS. Here is a close up of the Magnet.

The stickles are so sparkly under the Crystal Effects.

I needed to alter Kim's Tutorial some as I didn't have all the supplies. Here is what I did.

STEP by STEP Instructions:

* Start with a piece of cardstock and stamp your image with Momento Tuxedo Black ink.

* Color your image, (I used my Prismas), and then crop the image just to show what you need. Please note, if you use Copics all dark colors like black, Navy and Red ran on me once the CE was applied. I had no smearing with my Prismas.

* Glue the image to chipboard and allow it to dry over night. Make sure you really glue this well with a thick layer of glue to make sure there are no gaps between your chipboard and cardstock. I even weighted mine with a heavy object to make sure there was a really nice seal and allowed it to dry overnight.

* Once everything is dry, lightly sand the edges to make it smooth.

* Decorate your image as you like. I added Stickles, a rhinestone, and a band-aid hehehe (so cute!). Allow this to completely dry (overnight again if needed).

* Layer your Crystal Effects on the entire image. Make it a thick coat, but not too thick. If you get any air bubbles just use a safety pin to pop them, but this has to be done while the CE is still wet. Dry overnight.

* Finally, add your magnet strips to the back and glue them in place with CE as well - even if they are already self sticky.

If you have any questions please just let me know. I had a blast making this. I hope you guys like it too :) Thank you for visiting.


Jamie N. said...

Wow...that is awesome. I love the coloring, its very striking. And the little bandaid in the corner- too cute!

Carolina said...

What a fun project!!! I have got to try this!!!

Thanks for the link to the CHA video! So glad you were able to stop by and visit at Taylor's booth. Hope the rest of the show was wonderful!!!

Wendy said...

What an awesome idea! I can't wait to try it! TFS!!! :)