...a little Tiger charm to hang from your purse or keyring...
I have been itching to try some shrink art with these Chinese Zodiac animals for some time now, and was really pleased at how this turned out!
Tiger image was stamped onto white shrink plastic, colored, then cut out. I used a 1/8" hand punch to punch a hole at the top of the Tiger's head and baked it on a foil lined pan in a toaster oven set at 300 degrees, allowing it to shrink, leaving it in till it was fully flattened...about 8 minutes. The finished size of the charm turned out to be about 1/3rd the size of the original stamped image.
I placed a jump ring through the tiny hole on the charm, added a bell and strap finding. Secured the charm by sewing it onto cardstock and placed it inside the recessed window "box".
This was surprisingly quick and easy...and I can't wait to try and make all 12 zodiac animals into little shrink plastic charms...wouldn't it make a very cute charm bracelet?
To learn how you can win this adorable Year of the Tiger stamp or any of the rest of the cute Sea Friends stamps in Release #16, head on over to the Sister Stamps blog before midnite tonight. And definitely check out the Design Team blogs for their amazing creative projects featuring stamps from this new release.
Jenny: Sister Stamps Official Blog
Debi: Crafty Buzz
Eva: Crafting This And That
Kerry: Kerry Is Chilling
Patti: Creations By Patti
Laura: By TKG
Linda: Simple and Sassy Creations
Linda's You Tube Channel: Lfundoo's Channel