As a design team member over at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge group I play along with as many of our monthly inspiration challenges as I can. The Forgery on the Fourth project is definitely one I enjoy! That is where we see a scrap product we like and set out to recreate it with supplies we already own. So let’s go ahead and dive in to what I have for you this month.
We are being inspired by this kit from Citrus Twist Kits called Travelogue Life from April of this year.
What caught my attention in terms of embellishments this time were those pennants in the puffy stickers (top left) and the beachy icons on the chipboard stickers (bottom right).
With that inspiration in mind, I created all of these beauties.
I heat embossed words, icons and label shapes onto colors of cardstock that coordinates with my kit papers. I also added some hand doodling with a Quickie Glue Pen and heat embossed that as well. Notice that I also managed to get flamingos in there too? That stamp was very large so I could only use a portion of the image, but I think it works out fine!
I didn’t complete all the steps before photographing my project, but if you want to replicate the texture of chipboard, all you have to do is punch/cut out 3-4 extra blank shapes and glue them behind the image pieces. Those added layers mimic the thickness of chipboard. Likewise you can mimic puffy stickers as well. For that you need some kind of glossy liquid products, like clear Nuvo Drops, to add a layer over the top of the image piece. Let dry and the next day you’ll have the thicker glossy appearance of a puffy stickers.
If you want more details on this process, check out my video.
For more creative ideas, the CKC blog has more forgery examples to check out. I hope this gave you some ideas on how you can recreate your favorite products with supplies you probably already have on hand. Don’t forget to show off your stuff over on the CKC Facebook group, or tag us on Instagram @counterfeitkitchallenge or use #counterfeitkitchallenge.
Until next time, have an artful day!