Monday, 3 May 2010

Making a big name for myself... one letter at a time

I’ve had this wooden letter H hanging around for several years – my Canadian cousin decorated it and gave it to me but it was beginning to look a little tatty so I thought it was time for a makeover. Please forgive the hideous paint job on the sides and back, I was in a rush (as usual) and couldn’t find any white paint so, rather ill-advisedly, used this ochre colour. Must get some white for its next revamp!

I placed the letter face down on the back of my chosen Designer Series Paper and drew around it. I used Tombow adhesive to stick it down and a nail file to sand the edges. Then it was just a case of adding that gorgeous punched bird and a piece of ribbon.

I quite like it (apart from the paint job) so does anyone know where I can get more of these letters? In England. Cheaply?

Cardstock: So Saffron, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Sweet Pea Paper Stack
Accessories: Two-Step Bird punch, ¼” Grosgrain Ribbon - Chocolate Chip

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4 comments:

  1. They do sell them in Hobbycraft, I saw some last week when I went, but sorry can't remember how much they were! x

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  2. I can send you ELEN if you like! CC

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  3. I bought something similar for my dd's from www.vertbaudet.co.uk Look under Home Collection - Decorations or search for alphabet. The are £4 each and are white cardboard. I painted mine with a glitter paint and they look lovely! HTH
    Julie

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  4. This looked like a fun project, liked how you used the punch.

    Shaz xxx

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