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Sunday, 18 April 2010

Stationery Childhood Outings with Sugar Nellie

diagonal double pocket card with notecards & envelopes
(front view)

back view showing flat knot on band

the various parts with band in place & without
close-up showing sparkle & texture on image 

The third challenge on the Sugar Nellie Splitcoaststampers Forum is to make a Diagonal Double Pocket card. I adapted the tutorial on Splitcoastampers so that I could use the A4 double-sided cardstock I already had & again used one of my two Sugar Nellie stamps (I shall have some other Sugar Nellie images in a month or so). I find there's an unpredictable dynamic to what I work on & a project develops as my thoughts interact with the practical execution - this time the result was a small stationery set containing two sizes of notecards & envelopes. Also, as in this instance where working on  the owl image made me think of my childhood birdwatching trips with a friend, challenges to enter somehow present themselves.

Focal Image Stamped (Sugar Nellie Owl issued with Craft Stamper Magazine July 2009) &  heat embossed (Stampendous Claret Embossing Powder). The beak & claws were highlighted using 3D Crystal Lacquer & the hearts on the body with Stickles Glitter Glue (Xmas Red). Cut out & mounted on a band/collar made using 4 silky flowers (from embellishment kits of unknown origin purchased some time ago) & ribbon (from "stash"). The ribbon was tied in a flat knot on the back so that the collar can just slide off. The collar both provides some decoration on the back & gives extra security for the notecards & envelopes (though they sit fairly firmly without it).
Notecards 2 sizes of deckled rectangles (Spellbinders Nestabilities) cut using Cuttlebug, stamped (Elusive Images Wise Owl - larger feather, Elusive Images Let Your Hear Sing - smaller feather) using Aged Mahogany Distress Ink & the deckle edges inked with the same. Envelopes (from "stash") similary stamped with smaller feather.
Double Pocket Card Base Forever Friends Gift Wrapped Double-sided Cardstock, all edges inked (Aged Mahogany Distress Ink) after assembly.

Challenges Entered
Sugar Nellie Splitcoaststampers 3 - Diagonal Double Pocket Card
Charisma Cardz #15 - Monochromatic
Cupcake Craft Challenge #86 - Childhood Memories (I was an avid birdwatcher)
Cute Card Thursday #108 - Touchy Feely (ribbon, silky flowers, the double-sided cardstock is slightly textured)
One Stop Craft Challenge #76 - Things with Wings
Papertake Weekly - Cutie Pie (owl image)
Secret Crafter Saturday #79 - A Day Out (my childhood birdwatching outings)
Stamp Something - Layered (the owl on top of 4 flowers on top of ribbon & the whole project is layers)


Anonymous said...

This is super Paula, love how it's turned out with those papers yummy. I forgot I had this owl too (thanks for reminder) Love this creations. Hugs Ali x (Albongo)

Pops x said...

This is fab honey i love the cute image and the papers are great too, a gorgeous creation hugs Pops x

Linda said...

Paula love your card. The papers and colours are just lovely and the owl is soo... cute. well done and good luck.
The flowers were made using the glitter girls book-a-tricks embossing board. Thanks for your lovely comments on my cards.

Biscuitlid said...

wow what a fabulous card and so beautifully embellished

Thanks for playing along at Cupcake this week

Yvonne said...

OH hun, this is just beautiful!
Loving the papers, and what a fab idea for this type of card fold to have little note cards .. brilliant x

Suzi said...

Wow!! this is just so pretty, what a fab gift this will be. Thank you for joining us at OSCC this week

Shelley said...

Wow this s fantastic, the owl looks great. Thanks for joining in with this weeks oscc.
Hugs Shelley xx

Leanne said...

Oooh this is gorgeous!!

Thank you for joining us at Charisma this week!

I also have candy on my blog, 3 Magnolia Fairytale Stamps if you would like to enter, here is the link.

Leanne xx

Lisa said...

Gorgeous project! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something this week! I hope you can join us again soon!