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April 6, 2011

Put a New Skew on Your Embellishments

Hello everyone! It's Ohhh Snap from Ohhh Snap. I recently discovered my skew button on the Gypsy and what fun I've been having (okay maybe I need to get out a little more, but I sure am having fun in my craftroom).

Basically the skew button can be used to make awesome shadows out of die cuts that don't have awesome shadows. Or if you want an oval and all you have are circles, but today it's about adding a shadow. The shadows can also be used as a journaling mat, but this time it's just decoration.

And it's easy peasy (lemon squeezy). For this embellishment I used the monster from the B is for Boy cartridge and put two base images and one layer on the screen. Than I highlighted one base image and turned the skew button to -130 and then rotated to 30.00. The rotating just made it easier to cut and have the pattern cut in the direction I felt the shadow should be.
And the monster's eyes are customized to match the shadow. This is also easy peasy (lemon squeezy).

All you need are some clear plastic domes (aka skittles). I found these in the candle department at Michael's and it's a large bag for about $6.00, and I think I used a coupon. So to make customized eyes just use a regular hole punch and cut out some holes saving the little circles. These fit under the skittles perfectly.

Then just use a black marker or Sharpie in the little bubble at the bottom.

Put a drop of Glossy Accents or other clear drying glue on the circle than pop the flat side of the skittle on top of the circle and let dry. Of course you can also make them without the dots for regular embellishing.

I hope you have as much fun with these techniques as I've been having! Thanks for looking :D


papillon digital design said...

This is so fun. I love your awesome shadow. The layout/card? is so cute with the monster embellishment. TFS

Happy Mofe said...

I LOVE this, I would NEVER have thought of making a shadow like that, what an awesome thing I was able to learn today.

Nadia (WithGlitteringEyes.blogspot.com) said...

OH! I love your shadow! I never played with that either. How fun!!!

Debbie O'Neal said...

thanks for your tip on the skew!

Denine said...

I love the skew feature... i have not used it yet... you just inspired me!! :)
Oh Snapp... love the skittles idea. will definately be trying that. Thank you for sharing!!

Cindy@ Scrap-obsessed.blogspot.com said...

Such a cute idea. Love how you did the custome eyes. I have skittle and never remember to use them.

AllisonF (Goody Bag Diva) said...

I really like this! I can't wait to play with my G now! thanks so much!


Anonymous said...

Two absolutely fantastic tips that I have never seen or heard before! Genius!!

Audrey Frelx said...

Cute project!!! And now you've got me wanting to go and play with that Skew button!!!

Scrappy Cassie said...

Such a great idea, TFS. I was never quite sure why I would have to ever use the Skew feature and now I see a practical use!! Such a cute LO!

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