Once a month, half of the Baker's Dozen get to showcase a product carried in the Taylored Expressions store, and this month is no different! This month, I get to participate in showcasing Thickers! You can find the entire selection of Thickers HERE, and specifically, the ones I used, Fabric Thickers, HERE!
Let me tell you, I was thrilled when I got my Fabric Thickers! They are one of the newer products, and it just screams to be altered. :) So for my first project, I started with creating the cover to my son's Kindergarten mini-book.
When I got this month's release with the sets Make the Grade, Extra Credit, and a la Carte Teacher Cuppie, I just KNEW I'd be making a little album showcasing his kindergarten year. So, "K is for Kindergarten" was just perfect for my title! I wanted my "K" to mimic the polka dot background, but just wasn't sure how to achieve that. Then, a light bulb went off and I remembered my Maya Resist! (Don't you love those palm-to-forehead kind of moments??) So I made little dots all over my "K" and let it dry...just as pictured here...
I then used a sponge dauber and applied red ink right to it. Once that dried (I didn't use a pigment ink, so was quick), I carefully peeled off my little resist dots. Word to the wise...don't use a craft knife to take them off! I just used the blunt end of a tool I had laying around and carefully rubbed till it came off. I love it! Patterned paper I used is also available in the store....October Afternoon's Report Card...love that stuff!
But I just couldn't stop here...what kind of post would this be without something shabby and feminine??? Hardly a post, I say!! haha!
So here's a card I made for the new challenge site, the Shabby Tea Room. I just straightforwardly (is this even a word?) spritzed some pink shimmer paint right on my two letters. I'm telling you, I LOOOOVE how these fabric Thickers look! You can still really see the texture of the fabric and it works perfect for a vintage/shabby look, don't you think?
You can really see that shimmer...just click on the pic for a better view. :) Oh yeah...more Girl's Paperie (YUM!) right from the Card Kit in the store! The stamp used with my Labels 9 shape came from the new set, CreativiTEA.
So yeah...totally loving these Thickers and how EASY they were to use on both a scrapbook layout AND a card! Not to mention...they are self-adhesive!!
And you know what happens when we do a Product Focus, right?? Well, you are about to be in the know! All Thickers will be 15% off in the store until April 25th! For all you number folks, that is 125 letters, numbers, and symbols for the discounted price of only $4.24!!
Want to get some more ideas?? Be sure to visit the following ladies to get even MORE ideas of how to use them!