Inspire Me Monday: Playing with Plastic

Howdy and Happy Monday to all of you out there in cyber land!  It’s Allison Cope here with another Inspire Me Monday tutorial for you today!

This week I thought I’d pull out a medium that I haven’t used in awhile, some fun Shrink Plastic!  I remember as a kid having printed “Shrinky Dinks” to color and create with.  I remember kneeling at the oven door, peering through the glass and watching them curl and contort and become cool little trinkets.  Is this something you did as a child?

Well we’re going to play with them again today and go through a few tips and tricks of inking them, coloring them and uses for them.

So let’s go to my crafty desk and create something fun.  Today I’m showcasing the bold and beautiful “Tiger Lily XL” clear stamp set on all my projects.

 Here’s another quick look at the 2 simple cards I made using my first two plastic lilies…
I attached both blooms with large glue dots.  The plastic is pretty thick and you can't see the glue dots beneath it at all.

And here’s my final project, I quick bookmark using the Tiger Lily I colored with you on screen…

I hope you too get a chance to play with some fun stamps and cool plastic.  Give some of that plastic packaging that you have hanging around a try.

Thanks for joining me today!

~ Allison Cope ~

stampsPower Poppy (Tiger Lily XL)
inks: Staz On (Jet Black), Memento (Tuxedo Black), Versafine (Onyx Black), Copic Markers, Ranger Distress (Picked Raspberry), Ranger Distress Oxide (Wilted Violet, Worn Lipstick), Catherine Pooler Designs (Melon Ice)
dies:  My Favorite Things (Stitched Circles)
cardstock:  Recollections (110# White Cardstock)
stencil: Simon Says Stamp (Falling Snow)
sequins: CraftMedley (Princess Sequins)
shrink plastic: Ranger Inkssentials


Ann said...

Super cute projects, love the bookmark. I used the Shrinky Dinks as a child too and still incorporate it into my crafts. It's funny you would post this, just the other day my son and I were talking about Shrinky Dinks and I told him we needed to work with it again. I think some fun bookmarks would be good.

Berina RGA said...

These are beautiful!! I love the shrinky dinks. I've never done them ever. So I should probably try them now :)

CherylQuilts said...

Loved the video and the beautiful cards and bookmark, Ally! You continue to blow me away with your creativity! Amazing! I love seeing the plastic (in real time) just shrink...made me smile! Beautiful cards and bookmark! Thanks again for another great Inspire Me Monday! Hugs and love! xoxo

Camille Short said...

Sweet idea!

Sharon Jones said...

How fun & they turn out so cute! I'm gonna have to try this!

Four11Lady said...

I have never done this but I believe I bought some shrink plastic a long time ago that I must find and try this. Great projects and video.

Maria Rodriguez said...

Oh my goodness!! I'm officially AWE STRUCK here Ally, WOW!! This is gorgeous!!!
You just jagged my memory because I also think I have some of this Shrink plastic somewhere in my craft room. Now, was there a product some time ago to make little things like this with your kids called Shriky Dinks or something like that? Ohh!! I must find this stuff, love all the samples you shared, my favorite is the bookmark, what a lovely, thoughtful gift this would make for any occasion.
Thank you so much for sharing this fabulous product with us.
Big Hugs,
Maria Rodriguez.