Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Nature Walk Pocket Card

Hi friends! I'm very
happy and excited to be guest designer for the month of June at eclectic Paperie.

For most of you, I suppose
it's not a surprise that my first project would be a pocket card, but one made from something other than Prima papers should startle some. I'm using a totally different line... 7 Dots Studio... Nature Walk collection. I've been wanting to try their product for a long time now, and was thrilled when I saw it in the eP shop. I have not been disappointed. These are gorgeous papers and very high quality.

I started by cutting 
the paper to 5 1/2" and leaving the width at the full 12". I scored at 2" and 7 1/2".

I used 1/8" Score Tape,
folded over the 2" flap first, then the 4 1/2" one forming the pocket (no tape on that left edge... just the top and bottom.)

Two distressed mats are
added next. Using a Tim Holtz Burlap Laying Stencil, I put on a bit of black gesso and when dry, I sponged on a little Walnut Stain Distress Ink using Crafters Workshop's Tile Texture stencil.

The next layer is a square 
of stretched out cheese cloth... then a stack of papers tied with Tim's Jute String. I used the Alteration's Torn Notebook On The Edge die here. I cut one of the ATC size papers from Tim's Wallflower paper pad and backed it with the Gray Day paper from the N W collection. It goes atop the paper stack using 3-D foam tape.

Now I started making my
flowers. I cut 10 of the smallest one of the Alteration's Tattered Florals and 4 of the Movers & Shapers Mini Tattered Florals. I inked the edges with the Walnut Stain D I and shaped the petals using a thick foam pad and the end of a paint brush. 

I cut foliage from the
Alteration's Spring Greenery using a pretty green pattered paper from the Wallflower pad, did some inking and a bit of shaping with my long pointed tweezers. I assembled the flowers and foliage, then made a tag for the pocket.

I cut this from my same
Songbird N W sheet, inked the edges and blotted the tag in some Bundled Sage D I on my craft mat that I had misted with water. Dried it with my Heat Tool and did some stamping using the T H Nature Walk stamp set and Jet Black Archival Ink. I cut off a section of Tim's Crinkled ribbon and colored it with Walnut Stain and Bundled Sage D I. I added a wide silver eyelet to the tag and tied on a double bow with the ribbon.

After assembling my
flower arrangement, I decided a feather would be a nice added touch. I also put on a couple Chit Chat stickers popped-up with the 3-D foam...

and a string of birds (Tim's Birds in Flight.)

I'm very pleased with
this card and am definitely lovin' these Tim Holtz products and the 7 Dots Studio papers. A perfect combination!
Thank you to Kim and Bonnie
for inviting me to share some projects with you this month. I so appreciate the opportunity.

Thanks for stopping by!


Unknown said...

Gorgeous card Linda, congrats on being GD! So well deserved, for you do make such fabulous creations!
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Ros Crawford said...

Absolutely fabulous!! Congrats to you on your GD position ... Have a lovely day!

Audrey Pettit said...

Congrats on your guest designer feature, Linda, and what a gorgeous first project! I've not heard of these papers, but they are awesome, and you have used them beautifully! I absolutely love your pocket design, and will be trying this out. And your embellishment is just perfect, as always! Love the trail of birds in flight and love the texture from the cheesecloth. The tag is fabulous, too!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

You make the best card! And congratulations!!!!

Julia Aston said...

Love this pocket card Linda! the layers and angles - your flowers and flight of birds are beautiful! Congrats on being the guest DT over at the eclectic Paperie blog!

Paula Cheney said...

This is wonderful Linda. Love how you used Birds in Flight die - really clever! The layering is just beautiful.

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