Monday, January 16, 2012

Off the page - Make a fuzzy name plate

The other day I decided that the time had come (long overdue, I might add) to tidy my scrapping area. Of course, my plans lasted all of about 10 minutes because I suddenly became super creative and just HAD to make something! So, this was made during my attempt to tidy.

It's a name plate for a dear friend who gave birth to a beautiful baby girl just before Christmas. The nursery is decorated in green and purple so I knew that's what I wanted for the background. Yes, the pipe cleaners were going to be straight. But I've decided to enjoy the uniqueness of the slightly wonky ones on the bottom left...:)

The bottom layer is chipboard. I used hot glue to adhere the pipe cleaners, alternating the green and purple. I laid out all the pipe cleaners and used a line of glue across all of them at several points along their lengths. This needed to be done in stages because the glue dries pretty quickly.

I used the Handwritten Fonts design card to cut out letters to spell out Ella Jo's name. I haven't had this design card very long, but I've already put it to good use on a variety of projects.The flower was cut from the Greetings design card.

I cut the letters and flower out of regular white cardstock, then sprayed them with Ranger Perfect Pearls mist which I just love! It adds a great shimmer to the shapes (although I found it tricky to capture it in a photo).

Adhering the the letters to the pipe cleaners was a bit tricky, but in the end I found Glossy Accents worked best.

I'll definitely be using these ideas and techniques on future projects!

~ Caroline ~


  1. Caroline..that color combination is fantastic!! I have used the same color over and over because it's like fresh.. Great idea!! love it

  2. I never would have thought of pipe cleaners for a background! Amazing look - I love it! I just found your blog while looking for inspiration using the slice machine - I just picked one up along with 8 cartridges and I'm looking forward to playing around with it. Love your blog! Thanks for the inspiration.