hey everyone.......................pc up and running and I am back in Blogland. I really missed contact with you all, particularly my regular crafty friends.
My craft room is looking great but I still have lots of crafty bits to sort out. ( Phew)
Below is a pocket book that I made for my mum's birthday. It is a pocket book inspired by Tim Holtz. I found 2 of his Distressables books and matching card stock when emptying my cupboards. The book using this technique is numbered 5262 and the tutorial to make the pocket book is on page 43. I used the TH Distressable cardstock from my stash to make the book. As there was writing etc on the papers I used, and it folds in half to make the pocket book, I had to layer stamped images to hide the fact that some of the pocket writing was upside down. The stamps/images I used were from Oxford Impressions, 'April in Paris' Range.
Metal frames were from WRMK and purchased some time ago. I cut out letters/sentiments and photographs from the Distressable papers to create dimension, placing them in the metal frames and covering with Ranger Glossy Accents. Once dry they were layered on top of the pockets.
An Idea-ology Time Piece was also used , depicting the month of my mum's birthday. Tags were placed in the pockets and were stamped on both sides, layering various images ( as seen in photographs below) To complete the look I added a pin and ticket as well as a metal clip, with a small tag saying 'Happy Birthday'. All of the metal frames/corner pieces and the clip were altered by using TH Alcohol Inks.
Instead of making an envelope I altered a paper bag by layering/ageing Distressable card stock and inking the bag with Distress ink in Walnut Stain.
Mum absolutely loved her birthday card and I really enjoyed making it. Hope you like it too.
As this card has many layers and the metal was altered using alcohol inks I am entering the challenges at Simon Says Stamp and Show and Frilly and Funkie. They are may favourite challenges and worth visiting for the fabulous inspiration from their Design Teams.
Crafty Hugs to you all.
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