|Posted: 2/3/2013 7:33:26 AM|Are there products that you love & have come up with a thrifty way to recreate/fake/imitate?? I just made an attempt at recreating the Dear Lizzie 5th & Frolic gold spot vellum & a couple of variations. I think it turned out pretty great & used it immediately on a layout. It really didn't take too long & little tricks like this, just might help me stay frozen & use the things I love. Take a look at the fakes: gold vellum fakes
and the layout: layout
Please share your knock-offs with us!
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
|Posted: 2/3/2013 8:02:28 AM|
Wow, you did a great job with that! I like to make my own embellishments, but I don't think any of them are quite good enough to be considered knock offs of other products.
I did recently DIY a transparency sheet by using a background stamp and some Staz-On ink on a piece of plastic from some embellishment packaging.
Loc: Kansas City, MO
|Posted: 2/3/2013 8:13:58 AM|
I bought that paper and it is expensive! You did a great job. I just don't have time right now to do stuff like that. I would never get any scrapping done.
Is this an instrument of torture or communication?
Loc: Long Island
|Posted: 2/3/2013 8:24:26 AM|OMG! I love this idea! I'm totally going to try it!
What can I post about?
|Posted: 2/3/2013 8:31:10 AM|
great idea..it looks great!
|It was fate that I would enjoy paper crafts...my name is Sharmon (like the TP)!
Loc: Dallas, TX
|Posted: 2/3/2013 8:32:27 AM|
|Posted: 2/3/2013 8:42:04 AM|I was thinking of trying something similar with gold embossing powder. Does anyone know if the heat gun will melt the vellum?
This looks great but I don't have metallic paint
Loc: SW Michigan
|Posted: 2/3/2013 8:46:26 AM|
I do this all the time. I usually buy papers that I can't recreate but I don't buy the embellishments because I make them myself to look just like the companies.
Loc: in the trenches of motherhood
|Posted: 2/3/2013 9:09:19 AM|I do this a lot and help run a blog where we share three tutorials a month AND fake our own kits using our stash! Come see us! Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog
50 layouts freeze challenge:
Started Feb 8, 2014
12X12 layouts: 28/50
PL layouts: 20
altered item: 2
Whoop Whoop 50/50!Finished 3-3-14
50 before NSD (round 2)
Started March 4, 2014
12X12 LOs: 27
|Posted: 2/3/2013 9:26:42 AM|
tiffanyo, I've never embossed on vellum but I've seen other layouts where it has been done, and it looks great.
What are you looking at?
|Posted: 2/3/2013 9:34:31 AM|
That's such a great idea! You did a great job with the DL vellum. I have one piece that I'm hoarding - it rang up as the price of a regular sheet of paper at A's (not sure what the price is supposed to be) and I wish I would have gotten at least 5 more pieces.
|Posted: 2/3/2013 10:50:09 AM|
Tiffanyo - One of the GG showed heat embossing on vellum in a video last week so it seems to work. I haven't tried it myself but vellum is pretty durable.
|Posted: 2/3/2013 10:58:10 AM|Clearly I am behind on my Garden Girl videos! Thanks for the replies ladies.
Loc: Aussie in SC. USA
|Posted: 2/3/2013 11:32:47 AM|Looks great!
I've done it a couple of times, not recently, but I had been thinking of recreating some valentines embellies in the last couple of days.
Loc: Southern Louisiana
|Posted: 2/3/2013 2:29:30 PM|
I have been waiting forever for this to come back in stock. After seeing this post, I tried heat embossing on vellum and it worked great! Just remember to do it quickly and keep that gun moving because the vellum will melt. I have a picture on my instagram if any one would like to see how my sheets turned out.
dani_nelle is my instagram user name. I wish I knew how to link.