Saturday, February 8, 2014

020814 CKC Tutorials

What a fun lot of pretties this month to counterfeit!
The Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog inspiration kit this
month has two full kits & a slew of fab papers & product to forge.

I chose to substitute stars for the heart-studded Valentine theme of the kits.

This sweet vellum paper translated into vellum star confetti in my Starstruck kit

I did like the idea of including a vellum paper, though, so I subbed in this Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm/Lucky Lady Bug vellum w/forged detail to match the polka dot paper - 2 in 1!
Just glued a punched star onto a polka dot & drew the circle around it.
Zig Blue Glue makes easy work of gluing onto the slick vellum surface.

This forgery of the chalkboard Valentine was as easy as some stamping, sticker alphas, rub-on alphas & wood veneers added to the MME chalkboard paper w/bonus corner elements.

What could be easier than counterfeiting the original paper on the left?
Found a similar chevron in my stash and simply accented two lines of color!

I wanted to capture something of the graphic quality of the message on the MME Cupid's Arrow Alpha Love paper, but in order to work my star theme into it I needed to repeat my ABCs and stagger them to accomplish the message, "U R A star".  Jennie Bowlin's alpha stencil paper to the rescue.

 I may not have produced something as elegant as the inspiration paper, but I won't feel too bad when I have to cover some of it up with my layout.  Next up is the heart garland paper, which inspired me to create a sewn garland of stars.

Give the inspiration kit a second or even a third look to find the elements that attract you, and then make them your own! Sometimes it can be a very simple process to forge your own goodies :~)


  1. Very clever, that star garland is to die for - brilliant!

  2. Absolutley fabulous counterfeiting!! I love the star garland and that chalkboard paper!!!

  3. So easy, yet so effective! Garland is really FAB!! Thanks for contributing. Xo

  4. WOW - what a lot of brilliant counterfeiting!

  5. fabulous counterfeiting - you are so creative! I would never think up these ideas!

  6. Wow! all these are so simple but such clever ideas, brilliant inspiration thank you :o)

  7. Clever ideas to create some fantastic items :)


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