Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Name Plate

Hello my friends! How are ya?
I am slowly but surely recovering form my knee surgery. I sure haven't been able to sit at my craft desk as much as I like, but I sure have been doing a lot of blog hopping! That's how I came across the idea for making this adorable Name Plate! I was inspired by a post on Creations with Christina.
 She was showing some of her 2011 highlight videos and this one caught my eye! 
You must visit her tutorials. 

The name plate is made with a combination of white card stock and chipboard. After you assemble the pieces together you paint them with a basecoat. I chose a chocolate brown. Next, you paint over the entire name plate with a crackle paint medium. Then paint again with white paint and it crackles, making it look like old, painted wood. 

After everything is dry, the fun begins! You get to decorate it!

I chose 2 Cricut cartridges that I had not yet tried . The fun flowers were made with The Flower Shoppe cartridge. Love this cartridge! So much fun! There are so many possibilities and combinations you can make with this cartridge. I highly recommend it!
And I used the Elegant Edges cartridge to make the orange scalloped panel behind the name plate.
I'm gonna like this cartridge, too!!!!
I added some ribbon, twine, button and brads and ta da....a name plate!

Now who's name did I want to use?
I decided I would give it to someone special! Hope she likes it!
I plan to make some more of these!

Thanks for stopping by! I love reading your very special comments!
They make my day!


Colleen Dietrich said...

What a neat idea! This is so much more fanciful than your typical name plates for a desk. ;)

Hope you are feeling better each day!!

Vickie Z said...

Think this is fabulous!!! Love those flowers with the bg!!!

Mona Pendleton said...

WOW Mackie! What a beautiful project! All those blossoms look fabulous! You make me want to pull out my Cricut! Thanks for the inspiration!

Pauline said...

Gorgeous name plate, the crackle distressing is fabulous, and I love the mix of flowers, stunning!

Sue Lelli said...

Glad your knee is getting better! This name plate ROCKS, Mackie! LOVE the crackle effect and your flowers are FABULOUS!

Creative Diva said...

Truly beautiful. I love the flowers. Thanks for joining us at DCD.


My 3 E Scrapbooking said...

This is awesome! I love the flowers! Hope you are feeling better soon so you can get back into crafting more! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at My Craft Spot this week!

Jennipher said...

This totally rocks! WOW! Thanks for sharing with us this week at Die Cuttin' Divas.