I painted the burlap panel with Picket Fence Distress paint and set it aside to dry. Once the Burlap was dry, I drilled 2 holes through the Burlap/Masonite board for the screws in the Ruler Binding. I only used one of the ruler pieces that comes in the package (more on how I secured the screws at the end).
I cut a piece of chipboard to use as a foundation. I also cut many small sizes of chipboard that were glued to the foundation piece. In other words, there are two layers of Chipboard here. One is solid and the others are glued on top, once I had the pattern. It really is like creating one of those sliding puzzles. I just kept moving the pieces and embellishments around until I saw what I wanted the final piece to be. I think one thing to keep in mind is that you can cross over the lines with larger embellishments like the Ornate plate. It really touches 4 different squares. That Ornate Plate also helped the Enameled Tag in the top right corner (wish) not look lost on the larger rectangle piece. It takes in just enough of the corner to make it work.
Once I had an idea of what I wanted, I added paper to the chipboard pieces, then sanded and inked the edges of each piece before gluing to the foundation.
The Ornate Plate was painted with Distress Paint and dried with the Heatit tool (don't forget the brads).
The calendar is really a little door. The Game Spinner turns so the door can open up.
To make the chipboard piece a door, I just cut the polka dot paper longer and glued it to the foundation piece. Once dry, I added the picture of Santa over the top to cover it up. Easy to do... just takes a little thought.
The rectangle with all the Remnant Words is a cut piece of Mirrored. Cut the piece, peel off the protective plastic coating then lay Remnant Rubs over the top and rub them on in one big chunk. Just remember to take off the plastic coating first...I mention that just because I might have forgotten that step (once or twice).
Love the new Mirrored Stars and Industrial borders!
The products that will be coming into stores this month are:
Remnant Rubs - Christmastime
Wordbands - Christmas
Trimmings - Naturals, Red & Cream
Paper Stash Merriment
now carry on,