Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Forgeries on the Fourth - March Tutorials

  1. the action of forging or producing a copy of a document, signature, banknote, or work of art.

Welcome to "Forgeries on the Fourth" where it is no crime to create your own version of the trendy, hip products from the inspiration kit using your own stash and ingenuity.  Each month on the fourth, check out tutorials from your Master Forgers or links to resources they have found for you on the internet.

Before we get into the forgeries and taking a look at this month's inspiration,  you may have noticed that our post has a bit of a face lift.  We strive to keep things fresh and fun here along with the new look of the blog.  A special thanks to Master Forger, Lesley G. for allowing us to use the catchy "Forgeries on the Fourth" phrase and graphic that she created last month in her reveal post.  Unfortunately, Lesley has stepped down from her Master Forger duties for now, but we all hold out hope that she will return when life settles down a bit.  She always provided excellent leadership, inspiration, forgeries, feedback and friendship to the Counterfeit Kit Challenge team and readership. Thank you from the bottom of our scrappy hearts!  The door is always open for your return.  Hugs!

Now on to this month's inspiration kit is from "A Piece of Cake":

Let's Get Down to Some Forging!

Janine, this month's guest designer, created two clever forgeries. 

These frames were cut with a die and are inspired by the Studio Calico
Hey Day Stickers.  I bet many of you have this die or one similar!

And, she got really clever with this one...

Solid cream with black tiny type alphas were stamped with a wood grain stamp
to mimic the ones in the inspiration kit.  So simple and so effective!

Master Forger Margie got crafty with her stash and counterfeited one of the papers and a few of the embellishments- here's a peek at the beginning, head over to her blog to see the final results:

Master Forger Leslie's blogpost
 will show you how she kept things simple, but with a twist...

Do you have gelato in your scrapbook stash?
No, silly...not fancy ice cream - the art supply!
Here's a basic primer on using them.
Check out this you tube video HERE.

I have a HUGE jar of sequins with almost every color under the sun, 
but do you think I have any orange?  Nooooo!  
Check out this link to learn how to make your own  DIY Paper Sequins.

Let us know if you try out any of these forgeries
or if you come up with one of your own.
Remember, no forgery is too small!

Share on March Mr. Linky...we'd LOVE to see your handiwork!


  1. Love your work Janine! The colors are great with the kit, and the mini alpha idea is genius!

  2. Thanks for the you tube video I will be checking it out very soon :)

  3. Janine did such a great job! I would never have thought of stamping a whole sheet of letters but it looks so good! and the frames too.

    I checked out the paper sequins and they are a lot of fun - might give them a go sometime if I can find such a small circle punch. Great finds and such great inspiration this month. thanks to all of you :-)

  4. Great ideas ladies.I like all those ideas.Believe it or not I have NO die cut machine.


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