Wednesday, November 4, 2015

110415 CKC November Tutorials

This month's inspiration is the "Cedar Lane" collection from Pink Paislee.

This paper caught my eye & I decided I could do a decent forgery.
 I loved the bookpage background of the words & found three OLD sets of alphabets like that.
As you can see below I pulled the word "happy" from them & gently stuck them to some rulers.
I used the "happy" die in my Hero Arts stamp & cuts set
on a variety of papers from my stash with bookpage-style patterns.

I used some smaller stamps (happy, smile, Yay!) to fill in the gaps.
Stamping some of them off the edge of the page helps the counterfeit look more professional.

I had one little booboo near the bottom where I tried to kiss a script stamp onto the "happy" stamp in the Hero Arts set, which barely showed up at all but of course left some little blemishes on my page.
I decided to just ignore it & stamped some sentiments right on top!
My philosophy with stamping is that it's all good...finished is better than perfect.
I have actually used a white pen on a white background to color over these if I just can't stand it.

I really, really wanted to forge these COOL arrows:
 Yes - that's GOLD GLITTER accenting them...swoon.
But I got real & decided to take the easy way out, lol.
From some of the discussion in the background by the Design Team,
I think you may see these counterfeited, and I can't wait!

I used my arrow dies with the multi-striped paper & I'm so happy with how they came out.

No arrow die? Freehand fussy-cut some funky arrows, baby!
I used these on one of the cards below.
 I love cut-apart papers!

I cut a few card blanks & played around with what was in my kit.
The little sentiments helped me decide what to do with these.

Okay, then!
Go take a look at what's in your kit & choose a favorite item from the inspiration.
Give it a whirl - the forging is almost as fun as the scrapping!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Great forgeries as usual Leslie! Genius idea to use text letters to form the basis of that paper and thanks to you I think I've found another die/stamp set to add to my wishlist. The arrows are great too. I caved and bought the actual set - just couldn't resist them but I was thinking the whole time that I should be trying to forge them myself. Oh well...

    1. Just call me Leslie "The Enabler" Smith, lol! ;)

  2. You're a counterfeiting genius! Love the way that you recreated that patterned paper and it looks stunning!

    1. Thx, Claire - couldn't believe some of those alphas were from 2002!

  3. You are so patient and dedicated at the art of forgery! I know you get such a thrill out of making the replicas. They are fabulous! Thanks for your contributions to FOTF!

  4. the paper is awesome as always and you still have that Forgery crown! Wear it with pride :-)


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