Good Morning everyone, we hope you are all well and ready for our new challenge
at Simon Says Stamp.
We have a lucky to have new member joining our design team this week -
Kathy Racoosin who is also a designer for Penny Black. You probably all know her but just in case you don't her blog is here........The Daily Marker..........pay her a visit and see her wonderful creations.
Wow - you certainly felt the 'Love in the Air' last week - we had an amazing amount of entries and it was fabulous to see your wonderful 'takes' on the love theme.
This week we would like to see ANYTHING BUT A CARD and the Design Team are featuring Tim Holtz so if you have any Tim Holtz products we would love to see them.
As I have a 21st birthday coming up I decided to make a wallet in which I could enclose money. I first cut my template in brown card. The flap of which I cut with a Tim Holtz On the Edge die. I then cut the three pieces of white card (2 for the front, 1 for the back) and embossed them using the TH Checkerboard embossing folder. The next step was the fun one - using a Blending Tool with Tumbled Glass and Vintage Photo distress ink I inked up the three pieces - oh what a lovely mess I made.
Using a Distress Ink Embossing pad, with Clear embossing powder I then heat embossed the whole to give a shiny 'leather' look finish - you can see better this in the bottom picture. The next step was to stitch around the edges - in hindsight it would have been better to do the stitching before the embossing as my poor little machine groaned at the toughness of the card.
I added a flap to which I attached a jeans fastener, sadly my local shop only had the button part so I use velcro stickers to keep the flap closed.
I decorated it at this point with various items from Tim Holtz's Hardware collection and a Philosophy Tag. I felt something was missing so I attached an old acetate pocket watch which had been in my stash forever using Glossy Accents.
Now onto the inside, I made two pockets using the brown card in which to enclose money and lined the whole with Vintage Shabby Paper. Using
the Hanging Sign die to cut a flap through which I added a tag on which to write.
Here is a close up showing the sheen a little better. Sorry about the long post but this was a real fun project with many differnt procedures involved - the only non-fun part was photographing it!!
As usual our lovely boss Heidi will be giving one lucky entrant a $50 spree to her Simon Says Stamp store and with all the goodies arriving soon from the CHA there will be loads of brand new goodies to choose from too !!!