You know what's the tricky part for me this week, is to find a name for all those unusual cards the DT have made for you. When I was looking at the pictures (back stage), I was like "OMG, how on earth did she / he think of that".
Here's a "pull thingy" one with GIO... stunning work...
Who's going to give it a go?
If you are, please don't forget to share it with us!
I made a masculine birthday card, recycling a glue dots box : I think a guy can enjoy a card with a mechanism inside.
1- I cut a long stripe of paper from an A3 sheet of copy paper. I gessoed it with Claudine Hellmuth gesso.
I glued to it pieces of torn book page with Claudine Hellmuth Multimedium Matte.
2- I stencilled the background with Tando Masks: Cogs group and TH Distress Ink Tea Dye.
3- I stamped the word 'Happy Birthday' with Crafty Secrets: Artsy Alphabet and TH Distress Ink Black Soot . I added some little swirls from the same Alphabet stamps and I distressed the edges with TH Distress Ink Tea Dye
4-I prepared the mechanism: I cut a pencil with a knife, the length is equal to the box plus 1 cm on both sides. I coloured the Pencil with TH Alcohol ink Pitch Black
5-I made two holes on both sides of the box, large enough to slip the pencil inside.
6-I black gessoed the box with Claudine Hellmuth black gesso.
7-I gessoed a piece of book pages. I cut two gothic arches. I stamped one with a text with Stampers Anonymous - Just thoughts stamp, and the other one with some swirl from the Alphabet stamps using TH Distress Ink.
8-I cut this arch in two and I glued two hinges. I glued one arch to the front of the box, and I attached the two little doors with a brad to the box.
9-The last and trickiest part is to glue the long strip of paper to the pencil: you can open up the box, or you can slip the strip inside the box and glue to the pencil. I attached an eyelet to one edge of the strip along with some embellishments.
Tando Masks: Cogs group
Viva Pardo jewellery clay: onyx glitter
Claudine Hellmuth Studio - Kit - Mediums
Crafty Secrets: Artsy Alphabet
Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz: Just thoughts
Tim Holtz embellishments: Game spinners
See you tomorrow