Friday, 8 April 2016

Cork memo board

     This small pin board is made using an 8 inch cork pot stand and some of the new products from Stix2 Anything and Woodware Craft Collection and a few bee pins.

      To work out where I wanted my flowers I stamped everything on a piece of paper the same size as my board. Then I stamped the calico background with Old Letter and Crafter's Inks Aquamarine and Ocean Breeze.
     For the flowers I used Blueberry ink and some floral polycotton fabric with Whimsical Daisy May stamp, to get different shades I used both the right and the wrong side of the fabric. Once stamped the fabric flower was ironed on to the fabric adhesive sheet and then cut out.

 Ironing fixes the inks so it was easy to set the colour and fix the fabric all in one go. The leaves are stamped in Jungle, ironed on to adhesive sheet and then cut out.
     Having cut out all three flowers and leaf sets it was time to iron them on to the calico. I fixed the outside leaf sets first, then the outside flowers, followed by the centre leaf set and flower head.
     The flower centres are made with the delicate fabric adhesive which has a mesh like look to it. For this I cut the adhesive out and fixed it to the flower head, then covered it with transfer foil and parchment sheet and ironed. Foils have to be left to cool down before removing the excess or you may pull the whole lot off.

     The butterfly is die cut using a Sizzix die and the basic fabric adhesive, then it was foiled with a teal sheet part used so bits stayed blank, when cold it was foiled again with a full purple sheet to get the bits filled in giving it a mottled look.
     After all decoration and ironing was done I stapled it to the cork mat, attached a cord for hanging and covered the back with brown felt.
     The inks work very well on card and paper, as do the foils and of course the dies, the iron has many uses so everything is multi purpose making it better value.

     Materials list - available from your local craft shop
Woodware Craft Collection - FRS614 Old Letter clear stamp
                                          JGS447 Whimsical Flower Daisy May clear stamp
                                          Colour Box Crafter's Inks
Stix2 Anything - S57357 Iron On Adhesive Various Materials
                        S57356 Iron On Adhesive Delicate Materials
                        Shiny Transfer foil
                        S57360 Craft and Mixed Media Iron

I would like to enter my pin board in the following challenges:
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Crafting With An Attitude - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes / Springtime


  1. AWESOME - and great tutorial on how to do this. This would make a great giftie.

  2. This is just gorgeous. Love your tutorial too.
    Thanks for sharing in The Crafty Addicts Challenge, hope to see you again.
    Rebecca, DT

  3. I have been away too long, Rocky! It's been incredible scrolling through your many outstanding creations!! Love this cork board idea and those pins are so fun and perfect for your design!! Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell


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