Saturday, November 4, 2023

November 2023 - Forgery on the Fourth

We're back today to give you an idea or two of how to make your own embellishments or elements for your own kit!

Let's just have a quick look again at our inspiration kit this month: 

The Hip Kit Club November 2022 main kit 

   This feature is all about the fun of having a go at making up your own embellishments or re-creating the papers as a way of getting the same look as the inspiration kit even if you don't have any of the original items. 

These tutorials are often so simple and easy that it really is a perfect chance to try out an idea or two. Make sure you share if you do, we love it when are motivated to give it a go!

Now it's time to see what our talented team have come up with - this is always such an inspiration for me. The Master Forgers often create things that would just not have crossed my mind.

 So talented, so resourceful, so inspirational!

Master Forger Misty just can't stop creating once she gets started. She made a sheet of pattern paper, with her kit colors in mind, inspired by this sheet of geometric paper.

She used a Concord and 9th cover plate die set to create an 8 1/2 x 11 pierced background that she then filled in with die cut triangles. 

This one you can recreate even if you don't have a die set! Here is a quick guide.

Next up she just needed to make some stars inspired by the add-on embellishment pack.

So she pulled out some scrap heavy weight vellum and used a brayer to ink it up. Then with several stars from a larger a die set (from The Stamps of Life) she cut out vellum stars.

Of course you could also you a punch, but the die set includes stitching-like details to the embellishments that adds and extra touch.

And finally inspired by the red and white cathedral window pattern paper...

 ...she used yet another die set (from The Stamp Market) to cut 6 panels out of pink cardstock. The panels were overlapped and glued down onto a 12x12 sheet of white cardstock. A bit of trimming on the edges cleaned everything up and resulted in a final paper size of 11" x 11". 

Master Forger Julene used a negative framework from a set of hexagons plus ink and mist to create a Christmas decorative area on some bland paper. Here are the before and after photos.

 Here is what the rest of November's inspiration will look like: 

  • 6th November - Mini Kit Reveal and Project Showcase - Inspiration for a smaller kit or project ideas. 
  • 12th November - Challenge #1 - To inspire you to get creating from your own kit. 
  • 18th November - Challenge #2 - To inspire you to get creating from your own kit. 
  • 22nd November – Bonus Challenge #3 – To celebrate birthdays and offer even more inspiration to use your kit this month! 
  • 24th November - Follower's Showcase - who has caught our eye this month. 
  • 30th November - Killing the Kit - an idea or two focusing on using up the bits and pieces left in your kit. 

You know that we always love to see your work, so please share your kits and projects with us. You can post them in our Facebook Community or share them on Instagram (we are @counterfeitkitchallenge or tag us using #counterfeitkitchallenge and #ckcnovember2023).


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