Are a great combination!!! Throw in some Helmar adhesive products and you are all set ;)
I just received some yummmy Bo Bunny papers from their newest lines AND best of all I got a shipment from Epiphany Crafts which included 3 of the new tools!!! I find the Bo Bunny papers to be very inspiring, even though I can work with any papers I do believe that these are among my favorites to work with...they inspire me so :)
My Epiphany Crafts shipment included
The Button Studio Round 14
The Button Studio Flower 20
The Shape Studio Heart 14
I haven't used the Heart Shape tool yet, but I have great plans for my project which will feature what this tool can do :)
I have to say these tools will be close at hand all the time and will, already have, become a go to tool for me whether it be for that one thing that is missing on my project or part of the overall design. The tools are super easy to work and are super quick, the buttons and shapes make a statement and there is no end to the possibilities. I cannot recommend them more!
My first project is an old vintage cigar box that my mom found while cleaning out the garage. I jumped at the offer for this beauty! The graphic on the front of the box was so beautiful, so I chose to use it in my design. I used alot of techniques on this box, including crumpling and soaking the paper, applying Helmar Crackle Medium, inking and decoupaging with Helmar Decoupage and Craft Paste. I was shooting for the old vintage feel and the combination of the Bo Bunny Block Party papers and the techniques worked like a charm. I used the Epiphany Crafts Button Studio for the star buttons, using the Bo Bunny paper, and the centers of a couple of the flowers, they were the perfect touch!
Next I created a layout using the Bo Bunny line, Sun Kissed. I so love finding a paper with the suns rays!! There is so much you can do with the rays design wise. For this layout I cut the suns rays and kept them attached at the circle of the sun, I then used my crimper on the rays...what a great texture and effect it gave, I love it!! I used the Epiphany Crafts Button Studio in the flower shape for the final WOW this layout needed and I was not disappointed in the results!! Using coordinating and contrasting papers was the perfect touch for these buttons!
These hot little tools are set to ship in August! Check out the Blog to get more details on availability and for other inspiring ideas. You might even want to be a follower ;)