Saturday, March 4, 2017

030417 CKC March Forgeries

My counterfeit kit this month, Inky Fingers Again, was named for the fact that I 
made some forgeries. I have really missed working at the counterfeits & had a lot of fun.

First up is that bold blue & white stripe paper.

I made my calculations & cut my blue strips.
The "oops" is the fact that I had an extra stripe left!
I rarely sort out the math in paper crafting with any success.

I simply flipped one of the stripes over to create a spacer that would reveal the white
background between the blue stripes, which were adhered down with a line of tape runner. 

Next is the ombre circle paper.

At first I thought I would use these circle stamps, but by the time 
I got to forging I'd forgotten all about that idea, lol!

So I used a circle punch to make a template for drawing the circle grid.

Then painted it with watercolours.

The last paper I tackled is the butterfly paper,

using two extremely old stampsets.

My thought was to mix a puddle of a variety of colours & use it to stamp,
but the images were muddy & blotchy & obscured the detail of the stamps.

I grabbed my set of cheap ink pads which worked great!
I plan to fuzzy-cut some of these elements for embellis.

Finally I made a gold stuffed heart.

I used a scrap of kraft paper for the base & punched a heart for the felt stuffing template.

I overlaid a piece of gold metallic vellum & stitched around it.

A very successful set of forgeries this month!

Give one of the elements from the inspiration kits a try, or use one of the tips
or links on the Forgery on the Fourth post to add a little something to your kit this month!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Fabulous! The Queen of Forgeries is back and I'm happy to see your great ideas this month! So simple and I love that you make it so easy and clear for us! Lovely to have you back with us

  2. She's baa-ack! And I am so happy to see you creating again. Your easy approach to counterfeiting makes me want to give it a go. Have a great month crafting!

  3. These are fantastic.
    You have really inspired me to make some more goodies for myself.

  4. Great! So happy you're our featured Designer this month šŸ˜€

  5. Oh my these sure are cool and duh didn't think to forge that striped paper :) You did it so easily too

  6. Always impressed with your forgeries, well done once again.

  7. Four forgeries - very impressive! Extra points for using older supplies too. I really like the gold hearts - was wondering what would be good stuffing and I like your felt idea. I seem to have forgotten about forging lately and will have to make sure I get to it next month.

  8. Such a fabulous counterfeiter :)


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