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Once again thanks go to Ruth Hamilton on apassionforcards.blogspot.com. I love her CARDigans!! Once more we used some off cuts form last weeks envelope and tag mini. I guess we might be using them up for a wee while but that's how it goes. I used a Martha Stewart punch for my frills and a paper crimped. The buttons are card candi and the main body of the card is embossed with the Swiss dots cuttlebug folder. Some white faux stitching around the collar completes this fun card(igan). :)
Ps.. PLeeease can I get off the naughty step now. I will be good from now on, honest!
This is what happens when you are struggling for inspiration. Sometimes it comes from the strangest places. Cue catching sight of a bundle of bubble wrap. Ok I know your first instinct is to start popping, but this time I went 'I wonder?' and the background for this card was born, lol!
Out came the trusty distress inks and a very satisfying while experimenting with how to get the stamped bubbles just right. Putting the ink straight on there and pressing the card straight on gave a very mixed colour background, not suitable for this project. Try again stamping each colour individually with loose wrap, better but still the colours are too strong. How to control it? Well I ended up cutting pieces of bubble wrap and securing them with elastic bands around the reels left when ribbon runs out. No I don't throw anything out!! Lol. I WILL find a use for it..., some day!!! I could now control exactly where the colour went and if some were too strong then I could stamp them off onto a scrap piece and use the 2nd generation colour. Sorted! The stamp is another Papermania urban stamp! The edges of the card were distressed with a blade, carefully, then inked with a couple of the main colours and finally black soot. The bottom edge of the red mat layer is punched with one of the new crafty edger cartridges, also called butterflies, and embellished with some self adhesive pearls.
Would you believe me if I told you that this was made with only 3 dl envelopes. There were lots of pockets for tags, 8 in fact, and some pages which flipped over as well. The papers are "Beautiful Moments" by Carta Bella, and I love, love, love them!! Everyone had fun finding all the pockets for their tags once it was completed.
YouTube is such a fantastic place to go for inspiration. The only problem is that there is so much on there that its easy to loose whole days and forget where you got ideas. For that reason apologies to whomever I got this one from!
Also I haven't taken photos of the inside but the pages flip open in all different directions so it is really interactive but hard to photograph, sorry!
We made this to match the advanced project, using up lots of the off cuts of paper. Waste not want not!! We also kept the bird theme.