July 19th Update:
Sadly, Scrapalicious USA has closed, this challenge is no longer valid. :-(
- I used coasters as the base for my letters, covering each in a vintage book page. Yep, I finally purchased a book with the sole intention of destroying it...gulp...those first few pages were tough. I was taught to respect and care for books; it seems such sacriledge, but boy does it look nice! :-) To fade the print a bit, I used Old Paper Distress Ink and Stain and Picket Fence Distress Stain.
- Each letter is layered on top of a bit of burlap. K & Co. Americana diecuts are layered up and accented with Stickles and Distress Stickles.
- The center coaster has an extra dangling ornament...a diecut "The Land I Love" circle that's hung with a couple jump rings and a trinket pin.
- I punched a hole in the top corners of each coaster and asterisk element to attach jump rings. A long strand of baker's twine was strung through the jump rings and short lengths were used to tie the rings to the long strand, holding each element in place along the strand.
|Patterned Paper:||Vintage book pages|
|Inks:||Distress Stain ‘Old Paper’, ‘Picket Fence’; Adirondack paint dabber ‘Snow Cap’; Perfect Pearls Mist ‘Heirloom Gold’|
|Embellishments:||K&Co diecuts ‘Americana’; burlap; Distress Stickles ‘Old Paper’, ‘Frayed Burlap’; Papertrey Ink baker’s twine; Tim Holtz jump rings; Memory Makers pin;|
|Tools:||Zots; hole punch|