Saturday, October 4, 2014

World Cardmaking Day and Graphic 45

 We are having a big celebration over at the Mountain Plains Crafters Facebook Community Page.  All you have to do is head on over there, like the page, comment and tag your friends in the comment section.  As many times as you want.  Just don't tag the same friend over and over, haha.

It's being sponsored by the lovely folks at Graphic 45.  And boy, did they send a doozy of a prize!

So here's my project.  I'm using the Come Away With Me papers and chipboard.  I used one of my favorite dies, the stitched oval frame from Lil Inker Design, and placed it off-center, using the Easy See tape from Crafter's Essentials to hold my die in place.  I've got the stitching of the die facing down on the paper as I want to have the outer circle stitched, and save the frame for another day.  I ran this die through my Cuttlebug using plates A, C and B.

I love that this tape does NOT stick to the paper so no worries about peeling off any of my lovely vintage designer paper.  This is going to be a panel card with a photo underneath the panel.  I also distressed the paper edges with my Tim Holtz distressing tool.

 Now, I'm going to take this lovely flower from May Arts ribbon and "magically" change it's color, using Tim Holtz Brushed Corduroy distress ink, and then spraying with some Clearsnap Smooch Spritz in Cashmere.  I used the Brushed Corduroy on my paper also to really give it that "tarnished", old look in places.

I quilled some flowers for the first time!  So proud of myself.  I used the My Favorite Things Die-namics rolled scalloped flower die, a quilling tool and the double-sided polka dot paper from Come Away with Me.  The flower was held together with some Tombow Mono Aqua glue at the base.  That stuff is awesome.

This photo is of my Great-great Grandfather, Harrison Samuel Landers.  My Uncle Everett says, his feet never touched land before he had to turn around and head back to sea.  I believe he served in World War I as a Lieutenant Commander in the Navy.  So when my Aunt sent me this photo, I knew I wanted to do something vintage with it and pay homage to my ancestor.  Graphic 45 was the perfect setting for this photograph.  I'm so grateful for the wonderful vintage style products they make.  

Additional supplies: UmWow Studio wood stars, Prima Marketing enamel dots, The Paper Studio Sticky Doo pop up squares, May Arts Ribbon natural burlap twine, piece of old lace

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  1. Terri, this has so much lovely vintage elements. I love how your quilled roses turned out. Your distressed flower looks amazing. The journaling and photo are a great personal touch.

  2. This is a beautiful layout. Your roses and distressed flowers are super. What a wonderful way to honor your great-great Grandfather!

  3. What a fantastic project! Love the vintage look of it.


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