Friday, 9 December 2011

DT Project By Lesley Featuring My Mind's Eye Kraft Funday products

Good morning Everyone,

Well, this is probably my last post for 2011 on the Snazzy DT blog and this month the selection we were sent to work with were fabulous products from My Minds Eye Kraft Funday Collection . This includes a wonderful selection of double sided Kraft papers with matching brads, buttons and clear stamps and today I have two cards to show you.

The first, as you can see is an easel card. I cut the main image from one of the 12" x 12" papers using a Nestability die and enhanced the figures by colouring a little with Inktense Pencils and then matted first onto a red corrugated card and then an ivory card both cut with scalloped Nestabilities.

The scallop edged strips were punched from another of the Kraft papers and edged with black Versafine ink. The banner, words and stars are images from the clear stamps and I used Versafine to stamp with before cutting them out.

I attached the main image and the strips with double sided tape and the stars with 3d foam pads.

For this second card I cut a 6" x 6" square from one of the plain Kraft papers to cover the front of a card base. I cut an aperture from the front of the card of approx 3.25" square using a Nestability die and then stamped with the stars and spots using Archival Coffee before dry brushing with a little Viva Inca Gold metallic paint. I tied some paper cord through three of the chipboard 'banner' buttons and attached them to the card at the top left corner and three buttons to the bottom right.
I cut a 9" x 3" strip from another of the paper designs and made a 3" square concertina. Using the Coffee Archival I stamped some of the clear stamps and some quotes from a Tim Holtz set. I covered the inside back of my card with blue pearlescent card and adhered the concertina to this so that it was centred in the aperture. I mounted the 'star' brad onto a scalloped circle die cut from the blue pearlescent card and placed this and the two die cut flourishes onto the front of the fold out concertina.

I'd like to take this opportunity to wish all our visitors a very happy and peaceful Christmas and all the very best for the New Year. See you all in 2012!

Lesley Xx