After I spread everything out on my table and started planning my project, I noticed one of the stickers said, "Look whooo's too Cute." That was it! I had my idea! I decided to turn my plaque into a mirror with that sweet little quote. I am going to give this away to one of the little girls in my life.
Here is my Mirror Plaque:
Before you make the ruffle, trace the shape of the plaque onto the patterned cardstock. Be sure to trace the place where the holes are to string your ribbon through. Set this aside for later.
To make the striped ruffle, I cut 1 1/2 strips of the cardstock. I then cut little slits about every 1/2 inch. Just cut around half way through the strip, you want your strip to stay in one piece. Then on the opposite side, at each of those 1/2 inch slits, I gave the cardstock a little pinch. This process will make your paper more pliable and will make it easy to follow the curved edges. Use a strong adhesive to adhere it to the outside edge.
The next step is the small scalloped ruffle. I cut 3/4 inch strips for this ruffle. I then used an EK Success punch to make a scalloped border along one side of each strip. Fold these as shown in the picture below. You don't need to cut slits in this one. It's size is smaller, so it follows the curves very easily. Attach it to the plaque.
Use adhesive to adhere the traced and cut-out background paper to the plaque.
To make the owl, I enlarged (about 25% bigger) a copy of the adorable owl on the paper. I started with this shape to make the 'back' of the owl. I used the pattern to add the paper wings and feet. The raised body of the owl was made using some plasic packaging from an almost empty package of flowers. It gave me a nice, slightly raised circle to work with. Just make a couple of punched strips and fold them up and adhere them to the plastic along the bottom. Trace the top 2/3 (approx.) of the circle and punch the edge. Lay that on the top of the owl. Finally, cut out the owl's eyes from the patterned paper and use pop dots to adhere them. Add a tiny bow with the ADORNit ribbon and you are done!
I just sketched the tree limb and the leaves. Glue those to the plaque and add your owl.
The finishing touch is to add some of these adorable stickers to the plaque. I LOVE THESE STICKERS! I used pop dots for more dimension. I also added some doodles to the sticker. Lastly, pull some more of the ADORNit ribbon through the holes and tie a knot for hanging.
You can find the plaque at ADORNit, too!
It has been such fun to participate in this hop! The ADORNit products are such fun to work with and I have loved ever one of the collections! In fact, these projects aren't the last time you will see ADORNit on my blog! I can't wait to play with these collections some more!
If you made it here from Aphra's Blog, you are well on your way! If you started here, go back to Melinda's blog to start the hop!
Don't forget to leave your last comment at the ADORNit blog to have a chance to win the collection!! Hope that you have enjoyed hopping along with us!
Thanks so much for dropping by!