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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Bits and Bobs #3

Welcome back to my Bits and Bobs post. I want to show you a couple of cards I made from some cool stuff I found in a drawer that I have not used in ages! Have you ever heard of fusible fibers? I bought several colors of these at a stamp convention many years ago and I had to go online to remember how to use them! LOL! The old bits and bobs I used on this card are the fibers, heart stamps and silver pigment ink that I have had forever and a border punch that I think I have used once!

Fusible fibers are sparkly and thin. I chose white, silver and hot pink, spread them apart and layered them on my craft sheet. Aren't these lovely?

Next I placed a paper towel over them and used my craft iron to press over them. You must use a low temperature. The heat makes the fibers fuse together and they will not stick to the mat or the towel. Now you can see how the fibers fused together. They are flat, together and very shiny.

I decided to cut a heart shape out of the fibers using a die. To make the fibers more stable I laid the fibers on pink card stock and ran it through my die cut machine.

I ended up with a fun surprise! This looks like a boa scarf around the cut out heart! So I made another card using this piece that I will show in a bit.

Here is a close up of the fiber heart. You can see the shine better here.

This is the second card I made using the pink scrap. I found the perfect image to place behind the heart in my stash of images. The ribbon is from discarded  packaging.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have fun looking through your stash and finding fun bits and bobs to play with! Have a great day!

Challenges entered:

Crafty Creations:  Anything Goes
Dies R Us:  Hearts
Inspiration Destination:  Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  The Color Of Love


Shona Erlenborn said...

Brilliant! How fun to find the fusible fibers. I vaguely remember it too. I love the second card made with the left-overs as much as the first!

Darlene said...

Well aren't you clever! LOL! Both cards are fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Simply Made’ challenge and please come back again soon!
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Heidi Stamps said...

Wow, what a fun way to add texture to your card. I really love the heart border punch too! Your use of the extra heart is great too!

Miranda Taylor said...

Very nice! I have never seen fusible fibers before. Where did you get these? I must try some myself! Thank you for sharing.

Conniecrafter said...

wonderful to use items you bought so long ago, that is so pretty with all the shimmer!! Very creative use for the leftover piece!

Barbara Bruder said...

Two great cards. Love how you used the fusable fibers and used the positive and the negative heart. Now I must look to see if I still have some of that. Thanks for reminding us of that product for a while ago. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenges for our latest challenge. We look forward to seeing more of your beautiful work. Hugs, Barbara { Crafty Creations Challenges }

Kim S said...

Great card! The first thing I said to myself was.. I have some of this, but I have no idea how to use it! Ha Ha!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Both just fabulous, love the using the leftovers idea!

Thank you for sharing with us at Inspiration Destination this fortnight
Hugs Shell xx

Diane said...

Both cards are so very pretty and creative, how fun! Thank you for joining our challenge at Dies R Us!

Kathy Krug said...

How much fun to use things that you have not used for awhile. the fusible fibers looks great as a heart, and great that you used the positive and negative. Thanks for sharing your cards with us at Dies R Us Challenge Blog. We hope you share more with us in future challenges.

Gayatri said...

LOVE the texture on the card. Wonderful. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. Gayatri xx

Anna-Karin said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations. Hope to see you back soon again. Anna-Karin DT

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