diagonal double pocket card with notecards & envelopes
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.
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)