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Monday, April 25, 2016

Vintage mail card

I am totally into vintage mail at the moment. Mini envelopes, postage stamps, postal stamps, you name it... I love it all.
As the weather was dreadful, rain, hail and snow showers were alternating eachother.... I decided it was a perfect day to sneak in a crafty hour.

I cut the coin envelope with my cuttlebug and the TH die, it is so cute!! I aged it all and assembled it and glued it together. I stamped it and made some stickers and stuck on some faux postage stamps.

I die cut the flowers for my background with the TH wild flowers thinlit dies.

I matted some paper on cardstock and a card blank and stuck it all together. As a finishing touch I added some washi tape here and there.

A friend of mine gave me the cutest stamp a while back with an old typewriter and I decided it would be a cute image for a mini card for my coin envelope. I coloured in the typewriter with silver wink of stella and inked the edges.... and my card is done...

Thank you for stopping by and taking time to read my rambling lol.

Have a wonderful day and hopefully until next time :-)

Take care,
Freddie
Xxx

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Lucky clovers

The other day a friend of mine sent me a picture of a page of the cardmaking magazine. It featured Tracy Evans, who made a trifold out of three tags. It had a lucky clover theme. She thought I would like it as it involved tags and she was right!

As the friend in question could use some luck, I decided to make a similar trifold, but with my own spin...

I started out with three manila tags and covered them with Gesso. After they dried I stamped some script on them in brown and some chipped paint effect in a soft mint green. Then I took my Tim Holtz heart stencil and used two greens to stencil the hearts.

I stamped the sentiments and decided to add some dimension and stamped a label and a sentiment on a piece of white card stock. I cut the label out and mounted it on the tag with some dimensional foam.

Then I die cut some hearts and inked them green. I dabbed them with embossing ink and dipped them in shabby hunter green frantage embossing powder. I really like chucky and multy coloured embossing enamels.

After they all.cooled I folded the "petals" in half and mounted them on the tags with my hot glue gun. I added some gems to the hearts to add some interest.

With a black gelli roll pen and a ruler I added some stripes here and there and inked the edges of the tags.

I stained some crinkle ribbon and added fluffy bows to the tags and taped them together with washi tape on the back.

And my trifold card is done!

Thank you for stopping by.
Maybe until next time :-)

Take care,
Freddie
Xxx

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Shutter Mosaic

I have made one new year's resolution, and that is to participate every month in the 12 tags of 2016 Challenge by Tim Holtz. Sofar I have been good and have done three of the four. The fourth I will do very soon. It includes making a mosaic.
As I have never done that befor I wanted to practice first. In a facebook group I am in, we have four or five monthly challenges. One of them this month was to make a socalled shutter card. I decided to combine it with a mosaic..
I will explain how I made the mosaic.
I don't have the Tim Holtz paper mosaic kit, with the grout, glue and glaze, so I improvised. I covered the background with embossing ink and used Ranger antiquities cement embossing powder to create the grout effect.
I then cut snippets of paper and glued them on the background with matte medium. After that dried I covered the "tiles" with glossy accents. I grunged the edges with distress crayons and glued them on the front of the card. I have entered this card in a challenge over at Emerald Creek Craftsas well as a facebook group challenge.

I will explain the shutter card in another post soon.
Thank you for stepping by and I hope you will visit again.
Take care,
Freddie
Xxx