It is time for my ‘Every Other Thursday Challenge’ with Cassie from the Twinkle Team! We really need a better name for this! Hey Cassie, what about the Gal Pal Challenge? We each contribute part of the challenge details. This week my theme was Paris and Cassie added a collage-y style. Perfect, because that is what I would have done anyways! A couple days later, she emails me and says, ‘Was that it? Just those two things?’ So I replied that if she wanted to make it harder, add a fancy fold of some type! So Paris theme in a collage style with fancy fold! Whew! I had better ideas in my head than came out in the form of paper. I love collage style cards, (I ADORE Melissa Phillips, you HAVE to check out her site), but I have trouble making them! I need to work with her for a week or two. Come on, a gal can dream right?
This is a gatefold card, the ribbon holds it closed, you can only see the ‘seam’ at the bottom below the chipboard. Speaking of chipboard, I thought I’d give you the details of how it was done. I covered it in Tim Holtz crackle paint, thicker coats cause larger crackle patterns and vice versa. I put thicker coat in the larger center area and thinner on the ‘wings’. I altered this photo so you can see the crackle sections more easily; IRL it is whiter. It looks so cool like that but I added to it with Shimmer Mist by Luminarte, same thing as Glimmer Mist basically. It pooled up slightly on the acrylic paint and sits in the center of each crackle section. Click on the photo to get better quality and enlargability. Now that I see this card photographed, I think I need to grunge up the edges of the chipboard; it is still too white!
A couple other deets-the postmark was burned and sponged; La Tour Eiffel was coloured with a C3 Copic and then burned. The mega rectangle Nestie was sponged with Olive ink. I applied baby powder to the back the Paris sticker so I could pop it up with foam dots and yucky things wouldn’t stick to the underside. Can you imagine me giving this card to someone with a 12”+ hair of mine dangling off? YUCK!! I also sprayed the sticker with medium brown Glimmer Mist (I forget the colour’s name) and sponged the edges. I reinforced the mega rectangle panel with cardstock so it would be stronger when opened. The card base was stamped with French script background using Versamark Dazzle Champagne and I brushed on Pink Gold Pearl Ex after. A really neat effect.
Stamps: SU! for all except Par Avion, Eiffel Tower and the postmark which are UK
Paper: DSP, eggplant, confetti ivory-SU!
Ink: old olive, close to cocoa, riding hood red-SU!, Adirondack black, Versamark Dazzle Champagne
Accessories: C3 Copic marker; red flowers, green ribbon, gold ribbon, chipboard-all UK, foam dots-Jody Morrow, clear pop dots-Thermo-Web, Pearl Ex, Shimmer Mist-Luminarte, Glimmer Mist-Tattered Angels, Nestabilities Mega Rectangle, Tim Holtz Crackle Paint Picket Fence