Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Anchor Photo Album Display Box

Just sharing an anchor photo album display box that measures approximately 20 1/2” tall x 23” wide x 3 7/8” depth.  

When I started making this album presentation box I wanted it to house a photo album 8” wide and had an anchor template in mind. But while crafting there were so many adjustments to the box/template size that eventually the end product was different and I do not have exact measurements or template. Nevertheless, I thought I would share the general idea used to make this anchor album holder.

I made two open boxes from heavy chipboard the same width and depth. I made a chipboard anchor shape ½” shorter than the base box (my base box was 10 ½” tall and the anchor shape was 10” tall). The top of the anchor shape was ½” taller than my box top (box top is 5 ½” tall and the anchor shape was 6” tall). This created an overhang to sit on the ledge on the bottom.

To make the chipboard flexible to create curves I used my personal trimmer with the blade as it did not cut through the chipboard. I scored in ¼” increments on the part of the chipboard that I wanted to curve/shape. Do not cut through the chipboard just score it. This will allow the chipboard to bend around the curves.

I hope you enjoyed your visit and I would love to see the album display case you create!

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Victorian Lady Card

Dylusions crushed grape, tarnished brass distress spray and perfect pearls were applied to embossed cardstock. I stamped the Inkadinkado Victorian lady 60-00726 in gold and black on vellum and painted the back of the vellum with distress paint. The happy birthday is from the Sizzix birthday and frames set 658206.

I would like to join the following challenges:

Felt with the Heart Stamp

I pulled out my stash today and wanted to combine various techniques to create a background. The card base is black cardstock and vellum stamped in gold pigment ink using Fiskars Henna Petals stamp. I stamped the Woman in Repose (Delta 3942F) on alcohol inked cardstock and embossed it with Tim Holtz Texture Fades Regal Flourishes (656648). I masked off her face and used Perfect Pearls on the background. The stamp sentiment is Stampabilities Felt with the Heart (DR110).

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Thursday, September 17, 2015

Victorian Lady Tag

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Love This Technique

This technique is new to me but I just love it! Stamping on Tim Holtz idea-ology frosted and shaping your stamped image to add dimension to your project. I made my tag following Tim Holtz’s September 2015 tag tutorial. Click here for Tim Holtz’s supply list and tutorial.

Hickory smoke and tarnished brass distress sprays were used to create the tag background. I stamped the Inkadinkado Victorian lady 60-00726 and Stampabilities small monarch butterfly 155432-c on alcohol inked alcohol ink cardstock and frosted and used the gothic THS026 layering stencil.

12 Tags of 2015... September tag

Tim Holtz’s September 2015 tag is gorgeous! I love following his tutorials and learning new techniques. Join in the fun here.

I’ve been waiting for my order to get started on this month’s tag and it arrived! It was so much fun trying different alcohol ink color combinations and seeing the results. I’m glad I ordered two packs of alcohol ink cardstock so I still have some left! Tim Holtz idea-ology frosted is really cool to mold and shape to create special effects. I have never worked with it before but I will be including it in future projects.

 The front of my tag background was made using hickory smoke and tarnished brass distress spray and on the back of the tag I added picket fence distress spray to the mix.  I used the gothic THS026 layering stencil, the butterfly from Tim Holtz’s flights of fancy clear stamp set css25856 and the Sizzix lady with hats die set 657854 on this tag.

I would also like to join the following challenge: Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Die Crazy.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Tea Time Thank You Card

I made this card for Simon Says Stamp and Punch/Die Cut Monday Challenge and  Simon Says Use A Stamp And Blog Hop Wednesday Challenge. The Designers Spotlight has so many beautiful cards and my card background was inspired by Lin’s  repeating bus.   

  • surfaces: cardstock, vellum, glossy photo paper
  • dies: sizzix labels & bow 657757, spellbinders elegant ovals s4-425
  • stamp & die sets: sizzix tea time 659056
  • stamps: stampendous personal notes mini quad cube mtc03, inkadinkado Victorian Lady 60-00726, Fiskars latte love 01-005511
  • distress ink: worn lipstick, antique linen, walnut
  • ink: a la mode gold, stazon jet black
  • adhesives: scotch quick-dry adhesive, double sided tap
  • misc: stickles, removable tape, foam tape

I wanted a thank you card for a dinner party and found my Victorian lady stamp and tea time stamp set. I randomly stamped the spoon in gold on the background.  The lady was stamped on alcohol inked photo paper, vellum and card stock. I fussy cut her face, added distress ink and thought it still looked a little stark so I added vellum over her face and hair. The tea set was stamped on alcohol inked photo paper and accented with gold stickles (can’t resist bling).  

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Simon Says Make it Colorful Shoe

What a fun week with Simon Says Stamp Make it Colorful Wednesday Challenge I like making paper shoes and this time I made then colorful and added a treat bag.

  • surfaces: cardstock, glossy photo paper
  • dies: sizzix alphanumeric 660056, spellbinders elegant ovals s4-425, sizzix banners and pennants 660329
  • embellishments: organza favor bag, idea-ology paper sting, mini brads, bamboo skewer
  • distress ink: broken china
  • alcohol inks: caramel, stream, and more
  • distress paint: brushed pewter, broken china, wild honey, forest moss
  • distress spray stain: brushed pewter
  • metallic mixatives: pearl, silver
  • patina: verdigris, rust, moss, jade
  • distress stain: tumble glass, antique bronze, bundled sage
  • ink: colorbox yellow permanent ink, dylusions vibrant turquoise ink spray
  • tools: mini ink blending tool, scoreboard, bone folder, tonic shears, ruler, heat tool, magnetic platform, big shot machine, paint brush
  • adhesives: scotch quick-dry adhesive, double sided tap
  • misc: alcohol blending solution, styrofoam, removable tape, tooth picks

I used glossy photo paper and numerous inks on this shoe! I was experimenting with the alcohol inks and was looking different colors, grabbed ink bottles and started going to town. I started throwing them on the mat and swiping my paper across the beautiful colors. Hum, what's going on, these aren’t mixing the same but I continued on. Beautiful color but thick…then I looked at the bottles. It was patina (ha ha).  I guess you can use patina on glossy photo paper (and stains)!?!  I did get a different color for the shoe lining though! Guess I was really in the mood to make it colorful! This shoe is made with the glossy photo paper and the heel was made by layering and cutting Styrofoam.

The banners on the treat bag are strung on painted paper string paper.  I attached them to the favor bag by wrapping the string around a brad.