Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Day Three of ODBD Anniversary Celebrations!

Welcome to day three of Our Daily Bread Designs' one year anniversary celebration!!! Don't forget to check out the ODBD blog every day to see what's happenin'!!! (Psst....the scavenger hunt is still going on....don't forget to play!)

Check out Chris' blog to see more of her classy creations.....dang, that girl is good!!! Chris will be featuring a lot of the new items from the ODBD store....don't miss it!


TODAY IS THE DAY FOR MY VERY FIRST TUTORIAL!!! I will show how easy it is to use Polyshrink, the grown-up version of Shrinky-Dinks! I never knew there was a difference in shrinkable plastic, but once I tried Polyshrink, I will never go back to another brand. The items you make keep their shape perfectly and do not warp!!! Anyhoo...here we go!




Supplies you will need:

Polyshrink

Sanding Blocks

Stamps

Permanent Ink (I chose Stazon)

Markers (Permanent if possible)

Cutting System, punches, scissors, etc.

Heat tool or your oven




Step One: Using your sanding block, lightly sand horizontal and vertical stripes on a sheet of Polyshrink. This helps the ink to adhere to the slick surface.




Step Two: Stamp your image(s) onto the sanded side of the Polyshrink. I stamped the flowers close to the edge in order to use a punch.




Step Three: I used the Creative Memories' Cutting System to cut out the stamped verse. If you choose to make a tag, or pendant, etc., this would be the time to punch a hole. After shrinking the plastic, the hole remains, although smaller. I usually use a 1/4" hole punch, but for this project....no punchie!




Step Four: I used a scalloped circle punch for the flower images...wait until you see how cute they are when they're finished!!! You can also cut the image out with scissors or exacto knife if you choose.




Step Five: Color your image(s) if desired. Permanent type markers are preferred to insure that the color doesn't rub off after heating, however, it's fine to experiment with whatever you have on hand....even colored pencils!




Step Six: Bring on the heat!!! Since I had multiple items, I used my toaster oven instead of my heat tool. Both work fine, but the little suckers can get away from you when you use your heat tool on them!!! ***Note: most children and some husbands :) like to watch the baking process!!! Don't worry......they always curl up like that, but settle right down. It only takes a few minutes for the baking process. If they are a little curly, you can press down with an acrylic block while they are still warm. If they are TOTALLY out of shape, you haven't heated them enough.




Last step: Finish your project with your fun little charms!!!! Have fun! Don't forget to pick up your Polyshrink supplies at the ODBD store today!!!




Recipe for my card:

Sing to the Lord stamp set from Our Daily Bread Designs
Sugardrop series paper from Memory Box (ODBD)
SU Chocolate Chip and Whisper White
Watercolor Paper
Ribbon
Gold flower shaped bead caps
Pearls stickers (ODBD)
Gel Pen
Ink: Mellow Moss, Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, Chocolate Chip, Really Rust

Now....about that Blog Candy! Leave a comment on this post by midnight Friday and you will be entered in a drawing to win Sing To The Lord from ODBD!!! Good Luck! Thanks for stopping by!!! Have a blessed day!!!

80 comments:

debhorst said...

Fantastic work with that poly shrink!! You have inspired me to pull mine out!! It has been forever since I used it. Sign me up for that blog candy!!

Maria Matter said...

Angella, your card is gorgeous!
I've seen posts with polyshrink but didn't know anything about it.....until now....thank you so much for this tutorial!!!
blessings, Maria

KelleySkowronek said...

I have always wondered how the polyshrink process went--now I know! Very cool--and a beautiful card made with it. Thanks for sharing!! Love that set, too.

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Oh My....where do I start??? I was looking at buying some of this polyshrink TODAY would you believe....I am sooooo happy to see this tutorial - Thank-you!!! I thought the shrinkies were so cute....then I saw your card and my jaw hit the desk!! Oh my Gosh it is STUNNING!!! Lastly, thanks for the chance to win this set, I would be so stoked if I won!!!! :)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This card is stunning Angella!!! Great tutorial and post!
~hugs,
Chris

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

This card is gorgeous! I love the shrink charms.

A note: I use a small nonstick saucepan with my heat tool... it keeps the shrink plastic from flying away.

StampinCathy said...

WoW your card is just stunnging and just love your shrinky dink charms and how you used them on your card. Your tutorial rocks and it was so easy to follow. Thanks so much for a chance at this fabulous stamp set.

Sandra J. Strickler said...

Another fun scrapping thing to buy! Thanks for the tutorial!

jeannen2 said...

Beautiful card! I have some polyshrink and I'll have to try it today! Just gorgeous! Jeannie

Kim said...

Great tutorial and beautiful card. It's been a long time since I've used shrink plastic. I would love to win this set!

Sarastamps said...

I love the possibilities with the polyshrink!!
Thanks for a great tutorial!!
~Sara Shepherd

Kay's Creative Corner said...

STUNNING card Angella!! WOW !!! Great tutorial too!!

dawnanewday said...

BE STILL MY HEART!! Oh Angella...awesome, awesome card!! fab job on the tut too!!

Heather said...

Thank you so much for the tutorial! It's great to know I can use my toaster oven instead of my regular oven for heating. I know my family would really love to watch them shrink ... makes ME feel like a kid again watching shrinky dinks :)

Missy said...

What a gorgeous card! Thank you so much for the great tutorial, I have always wanted to try this so now I know how :) Thanks also for the chance to win a beautiful set, I just love all of Our Daily Bread stamps! Melissa

Jerusha said...

Wow, that is an amazing card! The tutorial looks awesome! I will have to give it a try. I love it!!!!

Kelley said...

Holy smokes, girl...you did an excellent job on that tutorial!!! You amaze me!! Those flowers are awesome!!

Theresa said...

Hi Angela,
Beautiful card; thanks for the poly shrink tutorial.
Theresa

Patti said...

Thanks for the information on the polyshrink, I would have never guessed there were differences in quality and type!

Phyllis M. said...

Really great tut on the polyshrink and such a beautiful card too. Love it. Thanks for the chance to win the wonderful stamp set too. Phyllis M.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Fabulous tutorial, I so need to try this someday. I didn't know you had a blog. WHOHOO.... So cool! :0)

seamom said...

I love your card, and the detailed ideas in the tutorial I will use! Especially clever are the flowers punched out with the scallop punch then shrunken. Awsome embellishment.

candy61429 said...

Beautiful card!! I don't have any polyshrink, but I am going to go get some so I can try this. Thanks

JKB said...

What possiblilities you have opned up for me. This is a beautiful card.

Peggy Maier said...

This set is one of my favorites, & I don't have it! How did I miss that? Anyhow, your tutorial was so easy to follow - you did a great job!

Kim P said...

Wow!! I always wondered how people did this! I loved Shrinky Dinks as a kid...why not now? Great job on your first tutorial!!

Judy Rozema said...

HOLY POLYSHRINK! That is one awesome tutorial, girl!! And your card!!!! WOWZA!

Gramtrannydoc's Scrappin Site said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again. I just love all your creations. They really inspire me. Great tutorial!!!! Gotta love those "Shrinky Dinks" - Oh I mean Polyshrink - lol ---- Love that SET TOO!!!!!! Thank you for a chance to win!!!!!!!!

Gretchen said...

Wow what a beautiful card! I love how you used the polyshrink. Thanks for sharing and PICK ME!!

InkHearts said...

Loved your polyshrink tutorial. I am going to have to try that out. thanks for the chance to win this lovely set.

Blessings!

ArmyMedicMom7132 said...

Thanks for a wonderful tutorial. Love your blog. Thanks for a chance of winning.

Carolyn Sue said...

I really, really, really need this set, and I would LOVE to win it.
I enjoyed your tutorial and can't wait to make some of these charms!
SuzyQue in Texas

stampvamp said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!! I always mess up my shrinky dinks but you've inspired me to give it another shot! I absolutely adore what you did with them!!!

Cheryl said...

I can't wait to try the Polyshrink! You explained it very well. Beautiful card with an encouraging sentiment we all need to put into practice.

Diamondangelfish said...

Your card is stunning!!! Such awesome details! Your tutorial is great! I love using shrink art on my projects too! I don't have this set it would be a fabulous one to win!
Yvonne Woods

Catherine Kraft said...

I just love this set and your card is absolutely awesome. I've tried shrink art before and wasn't happy with how it turned out. After reading your tutorial I plan on trying it again.

Hugs and Blessings,

Catherine
catherinesangels@yahoo.com

Lori said...

Beautiful Card! I've always wondered how to use the polyshrink - thanks for the tutorial!

Lori

Teresa said...

I've never thought of polyshrink with card making, wow, it looks like so much fun. I have to try it! Thanks for the tutorial!

Lori said...

Beautiful Card! I've always wondered how to use the polyshrink - thanks for the tutorial!

Lori

Peggy said...

Thank you for the tutorial on Polyshrink. I love it. It brings back great memories and I am happy there are things we can use it for which are all grown up. God bless!

Beebug said...

Thanks for the tutorial! What a great way to get custom charms for cards.

Deb

msfreida said...

I knew God led me to get that Polyshrink out of the box of stuff for my garage sale for a reason! Thanks so much for the AWESOME tutorial!

Cathy said...

Wonderful tutorial. I'm going to have to try this technique. Your card is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing your beautiful work and for the chance to win this amazing stamp set.

southernscraps said...

Awesome tutorial. I'll have to try that.

Mummee said...

Hmmmmmmm - must get the polyshrink out and try again - you have inspired me!! I would love to be blessed woth that stamp set.

Blessings
Maxine

leenda said...

Gorgeous artwork! You've inspired me to try polyshrink again. Thanks for the tutorial!

TinaH said...

Great job on the tutorial, and I love the new set - thank you for sharing!

sharon_canter said...

Thank you for a great polyshrink tutorial. The card is beautiful!
Sharon Canter

Angel said...

Oh, my. THis card is just absolutely stunning! And what a FABULOUS tutorial! You're the bomb, Angella!!!

Cat said...

Wow! Amazing tutorial! Thanks so much!

Cheri Howard said...

I remember doing Shrinky Dinks when I was a kid...oh, the memories! Thanks for the tutorial for a "grown up" version! ;o)

Sandee said...

WOW!!!!! Angella! Great tutorial and that card is absolutely amazing!!! I can't wait to buy this set!!! Soon!!!

mustangsarah said...

Wow, awesome tutorial.
awesome card.
I owuld love to win this stamp set.

Stampin_melissa said...

Wonderful tutorial! Gorgeous stamp set! Now where did I leave my polyshrink?? LOL!

P Myers said...

Great tutorial. I have got to try this. I do remember Shrinky Dinks as a kid, but I think the adult version is going to be even more fun. Beautiful card and this set is on my list. Thanks.

Rose said...

Very easy tutorial to follow, can't wait to try it. your card is beautiful and I want that stamp set now. YOu did an awesome job there girl, way to go !

Jennifer said...

Hi! Thank you for the amazing tutorial! I would love to win the Stamp set!!
Good luck to everyone!
Jennifer
syftk@comcast.net

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Angella, this is fabulous!!!! Your definitely rocked your first tutorial!!!! Very thorough and your finnished card is stunning!!!! Wonderful work, girly!!!!

Jayne said...

Thanks for the tutorial and for the gorgeous card. You're definitely one talented lady.

Amy Sheffer said...

Incredible project, Angella! Awesome tutorial!

Tasha said...

Thanks for this very clear and well put together tutorial. I've never used polyshrink before and now I know how. Maybe I'll just have to buy some of that stuff and give it a shot myself.

~Shade of my Heart~ said...

I LOVE polyshrink, but I never thought of using a punch and layering it! How fun! Thanks for your tutorial!

Angie Z ~ Duckwaddlequack said...

Wowzers Angella! Well you can be the "polyshrink queen" that's for sure! This card is SOOOOOO awesomely BEAUTIFUL!!A adore all the pearls and the flower caps!! :)

My Paper Adventures said...

That was an AMAZING card and tutorial, Angella!!! But, then again, ALL your cards are STUNNING!!

Judith said...

What a beautiful set to use on Polyshrink. Glad you did a tutorial on this as I have forgotten all about using this material. Hope I win this set.

Jean from jlfstudio said...

Thanks for the tutorial Angella. I had no idea polyshrink was so easy. I've heard about it but never knew how it was done. Thanks for sharing you beautiful project. Sing to the Lord has always been the set closest to my heart although there are a couple of other that come close. Thanks to all on the team for sharing your inspiration and sense of fun and praise for God that lightens all our hearts.

Peace and blessings sister stamper - Jean

Candyce said...

TFS I have never tried this & have always wanted to, never knew there was anything different than Shrinky Dink!
Thanks
CandyceM

DebbieD said...

Thanks for sharing this tutorial. I had fun following it and have bring out my polyshrink again.

Sheila said...

I love this card. I will have to get some of the Polyshrink and try this. I know my 5 year old grandson would love to watch it shrink. I would love to win the Sing to the Lord set. My whole family is a musical family and love to sing in church.

Sonya said...

Wow! great tutorial . . . so much easier than I thought . . . Thx for the inspiration!

Faith said...

What FUN!!! I want to try it!!! How long did you heat them for??? Thanks for the chance at the blog candy...

Faith

Sheri said...

I will have to add polyshrink to my list. That tutorial was interesting.

Sue D said...

I love this stamp set and you made a wonderful card with your polyshrink embellishments. Thanks for the great tutorial.

StampnInkLady said...

Thank you for such a great tutorial! I have both Polyshrink and shrinky dinks and very seldom use them! Your tutorial makes it so easy I may drag them out and use them! Your card is so beautiful and I love the sing to the Lord set! I don't have any ODBD stamps and would just love to win them! Thanks for the opportunity! Hugs Lori R.

Lynne said...

Great tutorial! I have always used Shrinky Dinks Rough & Ready because it is already sanded on one side. It is interesting to know that there is a difference. Is Polyshrink thicker, or does it shrink more or less? I would love to know more about how they compare!

elainafuller said...

yeah, i finally got to comment, thanks for guiding me angella, and the polyshrink looks nice in clear, i like the card and the tutorial, elaina

Creating with the Kecks said...

That was a cool idea. I think that I will need to buy some of that Polyshrink stuff.

terriavidreader (USA - IN) said...

Great Offering of Blog Candy, I love it!

amazingpapergrace.com said...

Oh my word Angella!! This is an outstanding tutorial and the card you made is beyond divine!! I'm speechless!!
--Hugs Becca

Sheila said...

Thank goodness I still have my polyshrink it. I told me husband...never going to need to clean my room...I NEED EVERYTHING!!!

TFS