Thursday, March 19, 2015

WRMK Photo Fuse - Free-styling it with a Heart Shaped Shaker!

Earlier this week, I blogged about my first test use (here) with the We R Memory Keepers Photo Fuse.    Today's post is a continuation of that.  Today, I will be fusing a pocket as well, but instead of fusing my stamped image and sequins all at once, this time I'm creating a pocket only for the sequins, and free-handing a fused heart shape. 

Scroll down, because it's going to get fun! (As of this writing, this tool is still on back-order and hard to find!)

 The first thing I did, was draw a heart, free-handed, with a marker on a page protector. 
After the fusing process, I left a gap to fill with sequins, which I will finish fusing after
I've filled my pocket.

I used the WRMK Inked Rose cardstock for this project today.  I also used my trimmed, fused pocket as a template for drawing my heart on the polka dot cardstock.  It doesn't have to be perfect, because all the edges won't show once I place my panel later on.

I did a stamp test on the back of my heart so I could get an idea of where the image needed to be placed.  I adhered my pocket to the stamped cardstock by running adhesive on about 3 corners.  The outline of the smaller heart?  That's about the size I'll be cutting from my rose panel, approximately 1/2" smaller than my heart pocket.  I'll be using a craft knife for the smaller heart.

Here you can see where I cut the smaller heart, again free-handed.  I have a tendency to eyeball and cut freestyle, but you could use a 3" heart punch or your die-cutting machine to cut out a 3" heart centered on a 6"x6" piece of cardstock.  I did save the smaller cut-out heart from the rose panel, to use on the inside of my card as an embellishment, then added a smaller heart to which I stamped another sentiment and blended with some ink.
Alas, the lighting isn't the best on these photos, as I was at an all day crop event when I made them. 

I wish I could say that the WRMK Fuse is mine, but I borrowed it from a friend for testing.  It's definitely on my wishlist!

Here's my final photo, a close up of the heart pocket.  Yes, I was a little overly happy, pouring those sequins in, but isn't it colorful and pretty?  The stamped sentiments are from So Suzy Stamps and the Prima Marketing Flowers have been enhanced with some Frosted Lace Stickles.  That's it for now.  Maybe I should gift myself a Fuse for Easter?

Additional supplies: Tombow Mono Aqua Glue, Tombow power bond adhesive runner, sequins from Hobby Lobby, scrap lace, May Arts Ribbon satin white ribbon, Close To My Heart black archival ink 

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