Hi everyone, Isa'sArt has made gorgeous little interactive card for your. This is based on the Star card instructions on the PDF, but she has given you details and step by step for you to work with. I really want to try this one as it is so pretty... Let us know what you think in a comment below
Start from a triangle and mark the folds as shown
Then cut, ink and stamps more triangles you will glue on the card
Isa used the gorgeous Crafty Individuals stamp that fit perfectly on this card
When you fold back the card, the triangles become a star and you can leave a little suprise in the middle ;-)
Hi, Here's our 3rd card for our mechanical week: secret panel card with Neil. Remember that you can download the PDF with instructions for this week's cards and more.
I started out with plain white card and followed the instructions to create all the pieces needed just to make sure they would work. My plan was originally to then make another card using patterned card but I decided to play a bit with inks instead and I'm glad I did as I love the result.
It's very simple I used both the negative and positive shoal masks and Dylusions inks (Two blues and an orange) and just let rip; spraying, blotting and flipping. For this card you need to colour both sides of all the pieces so I did that, and by just varying the amounts of the colours achieved different colour tones. I edged everything with Tea Dye Distress ink too before assembling the card.
I edged the opening sides of the card with Die cut lace coloured with Tea Dye ink and used two Tattered Flowers fastened with brads to hold it closed. I left them white as I thought looked great against the blues.
Inside the first section I just wrote a "hint" and when the recipient discovers the rest there is the heart (Which says it all!)
Though obviously, any message can be tailored to the recipient.
One important thing to note though is that if you use a die cut shape that goes outside the lines you will need to cut the die and fasten each piece onto the different sections as you can't go over your cut lines (If you still want your secret panel to open LOL)
Day two for our mechanical cards week with Gio and a beautiful vintage Double Twisted easel card.
Once again, you can download the PDF instructionsHERE.
I cut a piece of cream cardstock to size (mine is 21 x 21 cm) and I covered with Claudine Hellmuth gesso. I cut it and folded as in the 'INTERACTIVE CARD INSTRUCTIONS' by Cathy Byrne.
I sprayed using with Cosmic Shimmer Vintage misters: Egyptian blue and Dylusions ink spray: Melted chocolate through the Crafters Workshop - Gears stencil. When dry, I stamped randomly using Oxford Impressions stamps: London Telegraph and Jet Black Archival ink. I stamped the lady and gentleman on two squares of cardstock (mine are 10,5 x 10,5 cm) and I glued them to the two lower triangles.
I stamped two little gears on cardstock using Purple Archival ink, I cut them and I glued to the bottom of the card in a way that creates “holds” for the easels.
This week will be all about "mechanical" cards, you know.. those cards that will move/rotate/flip when you open them. And I must say that, once again, the DT did a great job, especially as it's not easy to photograph.
Those cards are nicer when you hold them and see them "in action". Still, they pulled it off once again :)
This week, the DT has based their work on Kathy Byrne's PDF, which you can downloadHERE. It is made such a way that you can print it and fold it and you will have a little A5 booket.
Bear in mind though, that these instructions were meant to be used in classes, where you can actually see the project and therefore understand better. But hopefully, the samples from the DT will help you out a bit.
Let's start with Michelle today and a super cute girly never ending card
Make the base of the card with 4 rectangles (3" x 6") Stamp the images on watercolour paper and colour with distress inks thinned with water. Choose and cut your papers. Ink edges. Glue the papers to the base and decorate with flat embellishments and add some stamped sentiments.
And here I played a bit. Mini never ending cards. 3" x 3". Made from watercolour paper, some drawings and Distress inks.
Hi everyone, Well, what a selection to choose from this week... Those Altered dictionaries/Alpha pieces are turning out to be more beautiful each week. Which means that I really have a hard time selecting 5... As a matter of fact, it was so difficult this week, that you will have 6 to praise :-). I am sure that those who are featured below will be pleased about this. So we had quite a few masks, mermaids, machines, march (in several languages)... Well done everyone!
so the winner is...
I wanted to ask my daughter to pick a number as she loves doing this, but she's at school.
So as I am on Skype with Sandy as I type this, I asked her to pick a number
she has picked 19
Ink, thread and paper
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Hi, No Simply Saturday this week as I had so many gorgeous mini albums this week to share with you (and no Clean and Simple ones either), that I though we could skip it for once. And when you see Isa'sArt's project, I'm sure you will go "wow"! She upcycled some toilet paper rolls and turned them into a lovely vintage mini album
Flatten the toilet paper rolls
To keep the vintage look, I will leave them as they are, but you could make a bright and fun album by painting them, or covering them up with scrapbooking papers
To bind them, I placed one of my stencils (Tando Sequin Waste) on the paper rolls, traced the circles, punched them out with the Crop-a-Dile and bound the mini album with a thick thread or small cord.
You can then add pages inside and/or tags to decorate your mini album