Thursday, 29 September 2011

Design Team project 2 Wallet Card

As my final project this month I am going to show you how to create a wallet card. This could be a little gift for an arty friend.
This is what you will need:
1 piece of card stock 25cm by 14cm or if you work in inches 5 ½ “ by 10”
2 pieces of card stock 8cm by 10 cm or 3 ¼ by 4”
1 piece of 12 x 12 scrapbook paper (I used a sheet of Tim Holtz Vintage Shabby

Score your main bit of cardstock as shown and round the corners of the shortest bit (see picture)
Now score your 2 smaller bits of card every 1 cm or every ½” and fold accordion style

Next you are going to cut your scrapbook paper to line your wallet both on the out and on the inside.
You will need 4 pieces 8 ½ by 13 ½ cm or 5 ¼ by 3 3/8 “
2 pieces 6 ½ by 13 ½ cm or 5 ¼ by 2 7/8
Ink and over stamp these pieces as you see fit.
Here you can see both my in - and outside

Now it is time to glue your wallet together: Put a little dab of glue along the accordion fold of your smaller pieces on one side and peg to dry
Once both are dry attach to the wallet as shown. (If you want you can create a little pocket for a gift card or similar first)

Here you can see how I decorated my wallet further

I closed it with a Velcro dot and finished by making a matching tag
Hope you like this little tutorial and maybe even give it a try.

Look out for the next DT team project when Gillian will be showcasing some other brilliant products.

Monday, 26 September 2011

Book card using Darkroom Door and Tando products

Good morning and hello to you all. I hope you have enjoyed all the amazing DT projects using the Darkroom Door Music collection stamps and the Tando "musical" products so far. Today I am showing you another project using these amazing products.

Here you can see the full set.

I am going to show you a so called Book Card. If you want to learn how to make a book card, there is a great article by Debbie Dolphin in the August 2011 of Craft Stamper. You can also find a description in Swedish, but with very clear photographs here

I covered the inside of my card on the right with Vintage Linen Distress Stain. I then used a paper napkin from my stash, which had musical elements. I used the very thin top layer and decoupaged it onto my background with Claudine Hellmut Studio multi-medium matte. I then used Viva Paper-Soft-Color in Walnut brown through a Tando musical note stencil with the help of an applicator sponge to darken the edges a bit. This stuff is amazing and way better than any other stencilling cream I have come across.
I then embellished with a label cut from music paper and one of the stamps from the Darkroom Door set in Archival Sepia ink from Ranger. The little boy image is a freebie from my friend Terri Kahrs. You can find it here.

The frame was decorated with punched out strips of some Graphics 45 papers from my stash, further elements of the stamp set, all stamped in Archival Sepia, and some of the Tando Musical Notes coloured with Vintage Linen Distress Stain and over stamped with some of the stamps in Sepia as before and edged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink . The little tag was cut from musical note paper, and stamped with one of the stamps from the 7Gypsies Lille Clear stamp set.

The left inside and the outside of the card were covered with papers from the Prima Botanical Collection. The inside was embellished with another Tando musical note and a word from the 7Gypsies Lille clear stamp set, mounted on a die cut, cut from Basil Basics. For the front cover I used two layers of the Prima paper. The outer one was curled around the middle cut out and distressed with the Tim Holtz distresser and edged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I then embellished with Tando Musical Notes and stamps from the Music Collection. The little bird image is a freebie from The Graphics Fairy.

I hope you have enjoyed this. During the middle of the week I will show you another little project making use of these products.

Thursday, 22 September 2011

DT Project #3

So, here's another 'experiment' and my last post for this week (was that a sigh of relief out there lol)
Ive used:
Charcoal (yes, its a fave at the moment)
Barn Door Distress Stain
Brushed Corduroy Reinker (another fave item)
Tando Music Mask
Quote from the Darkroom Door 'Chorus' Stamp Set
Distress ink (cant remember what brown it was eekk)

Don't think it needs much explanation - so, I shan't bore you with step by steps for this one.

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

DT Project #2

I was unsure to show the other cards I made, as they are a little bit experimental (or basically me messing about!) Anyhow, moving swiftly on the above card uses:

Tando Music Mask and Music Shapes
Darkroom Door 'Chorus' Set
Tissue Tape - 'Symphony'
Brushed Corduroy Reinker
Distress ink

1. Lay the mask on the card and swipe some distress ink through using a piece of cut n' dry foam (Sorry Ive forgotten the colour Ive used)
2. Rub the charcoal over some of the Distress ink and rub it in well with your fingers.
3. Mix some reinker with water and then spritz randomly over the card.
4. Take the tissue tape and concitina/scrunch it as you lay it down on the card.
5.Finally, add the Tando music note (its been left naked) and stamp the quote.

Monday, 19 September 2011

Darkroom Door Stamp Set

Thanks to Gillian and Lesley for such wonderful and inspirational projects using the Darkroom Door stamps etc. The only problem is how do you follow such fab creations...eeekkk
Well, I cant put this post off any, here goes

The products used are:
Darkroom Door 'Chorus' stamp set
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Tissue Tape (Music)
Distress Ink Pads; Weathered Wood, Tea Dye, Brushed Corduroy
Distress Reinker - Brushed Corduroy

1.Cut a piece of white card to fit onto a black card blank, leaving a small border.
2.Ive taken one of the labels/poster looking stamps and stamped it in weathered wood all over the white card, then just wiped over with a piece of cut n'dry to soften the stamped image.
3.Then I took the stamp saying 'Those who wish to sing always find a song', again stamped it in weathered wood and then wiped over with the cut n'dry to soften the look and wiped the colour over the card so you cant see any white left. Colour the edges with Tea Dye. Cut some V shapes into the card and colour with Brushed Corduroy.
4. Next, I placed a small strip of the tissue tape onto the card and wiped some charcoal round it to give it some depth.
5.I coloured some scraps of white card with weathered wood, then stamped the woman, the label/poster and the wording 'Music is an outburst of the soul' then cut them all out and edge them in Tea Dye.
6. With the label/poster cut out image, cut some V shapes and colour with Brushed Corduroy.Bend the edges and give it a rough distressed look, add to the card with the woman cut out too.
7. Make up a solution of a bit of water and some Brushed Corduroy Reinker in a mister bottle and spritz over the cut words before adding to them card, as shown. Also spritz over the card.
8. Finally, add the stamped/inked panel onto the black card base.

I shall be adding a couple more cards to the blog over the next week but they are very simple and a tad experimental (they dont look as good as that might sound lol)

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Stampbord ATCs

Good Morning Everyone,

Today I'm back again with the ATCs I promised which I made to put in the book box.  First of all I must apologise for the quality of my photos.  Although I am no expert I don't usually have a problem getting decent pics to blog but for some reason my camera just wouldn't give me a really sharp image and the only way I could get anything halfway decent was to double click macro which has of course distorted the shape a bit.

The first one is blended Distress Inks over the Tando music mask and overstamped in the top right corner with part of one of the stamps from the Darkroom Door Music Collection.  The quote is from the same set and so is the harpist which I stamped onto card using Distress Ink again and then dragged the colour out a little with a waterbrush.  I then cut out the image and covered with two layers of clear detail embossing powder.  I curved it very gently with my fingers and attached it to the ATC with silicone glue.  I finished off with some scratched highlights to the corner stamping and the quote.

Here is the second one.

I covered the Stampbord with Distress Ink before stamping the image in Aged Mahogany and after making sure it was dry I sanded and scratched the top left corner.  I pleated some of the Tissue Tape along the bottom and then layered some of the lace I used to make the flower on the cover before knotting some twine around.  I inked two of the Tando music shapes with black ink before covering with 3 layers of clear embossing powder.  Before I heated the last layer I inked one of the Music Collection stamps with a gold metalic inkpad, heated the embossing powder and stamped into it whilst it was still molten and adhered them to my ATC.

And here are the ATCs together with the little Book Box.

I hope you enjoyed my project and seeing these lovely products in action.  Enjoy the rest of your week and see you again next month.

Don't forget to check out the blog again over the next two weeks as there is still some fab inspiration to come from the rest of the team.

Lesley  Xx

Monday, 12 September 2011

Book Box using Darkroom Door and Tando products

Hello Everyone,

This is my project for this month using some really gorgeous Darkroom Door stamps, Tando products and Tissue Tape. I decided to decorate a little book box I've had in my stash for a while. It was great fun to do so here come the pics.

I covered the box inside and out with a liberal layer of Aged Mahogany Distress Ink and then dry brushed some gold paint on the spine and over the edges of the pretend pages. Now for some reason my Aged Mahogany reinker has gone really thick and yucky (I bought it ages ago and I'm wondering if it had been badly stored or something) but for my purposes it worked really well because it made the box look as though it had an old leather cover which you might be able to see better if you click on the photo to enlarge it. I then created the front and back covers. I blended several Distress Ink colours over a lovely Tando music mask (one of my favourite things to do) followed by some overstamping and blended inks onto some Tissue Tape before adding to the piece. I stamped, inked and cut out the lovely frame/bookplate and added it using 3D foam pads. I attached the little piano charm and made my flower from a piece of fab lace and a bit from a necklace I had taken to pieces.

I created the two pieces for the inside using similar methods. The quotes come from another Darkroom Door set.

The back cover was created in the same way too.

I hope you like my little box as much as I like the products I used. I will be back later in the week with two Stampbord ATCs I made to put in the box.

Lesley Xx

Monday, 5 September 2011

DT Project Featuring Darkroom Door & Tando ....

Good morning everyone ... Gillian here back with my DT project for this month featuring Darkroom Door and Tando goodies. I started out by covering a 7x5 canvas board with cardstock from Tim's Vintage Shabby paper stack adhereing with Claudine Hellmuths Matte Medium. I then used Distress Ink (Walnut Stain) around the edges of the canvas. Using the Tando Mask (Music), I spritzed with Adirondack Colour Wash Spray in Expresso and dried with a heat gun. I then adhered Tissue Tape (Symphony) to a piece of manilla cardstock and used Tim Holtz Paper Distresser to distress the edges, again using Distress Ink (Walnut Stain) for highlighting. I then stamped quotes from Darkroom Door Music Collection in Archival Ink (Coffee) onto the cardstock. I then stamped more images from the collection onto vintage shabby paper, trimming to size and mounting with 3d foam pads. Using various musical chipboard shapes from the Tando Music Note Set which have been inked with Distress Stain (Tumbled Glass) and stamped with Archival Ink (Coffee). The small tag has been distressed with Walnut Stain around the edges.

Don't forget to check out the other DT members projects throughout the month for further inspiration. I would also like to say hello and welcome to our new followers, thanks for stopping by ... TTFN! x