Thursday, 11 October 2012

DT Project # 2 by Astrid

Featuring Tim Holtz "Halloween Blueprint" stamps & Carta Bella "All Hallow's Eve" paper collection

Hello everyone, I'm back with my second project for this week. This time I decided to make a foldout tag holder that could be used as a Halloween gift for a special friend.



This is how I went about making it:
1. For the holder, cut a strip of Brown A4 Kraft card 12 cm wide length wise and score at 9.5 cm, and 12.5 cm along the long side.


2. Shape the shortest end piece for the flap, either with a die, a template or you could even just sketch a shape by hand.


3. Cut 3 pieces of one of the papers to 0.5 smaller than your 3 panels, sand the edges to bring out the white core of the paper and then ink them a bit. I used Dusty Concord Distress Inks. I also added a few spritzes of Ancient Copper Cosmic Shimmer mist. Glue to the outside of the holder and then add two brads for the closure. Do this before lining the inside of the holder!


4. For the inside, choose a different paper and line as before, I used the same inks and spray to alter the paper a bit. I created a pocket for the tag with a Tim Holtz Movers and Shapers die and then used one of the Tim Holtz Blue print stamps, embossed with Wow Vanilla White embossing powder. I darkened the edges a bit with some Dusty Concord and added a bit of colour with Rusty Hinge Distress Ink. I also added some bits from the sticker sheet that comes with the collection.


5. The bottom and top flaps were decorated in similar ways:



I used a white pen to add eyes to the cat and give it a bit of definition. Here you can see the whole inside:


6. The tag was made with a Manila Tag, cut a bit shorter to fit in the pocket. I Inked it with the same two inks and I also used a small chicken wire stencil to add a bit more interest. Again I embellished with stickers from the collection.


The final step was to embellish the outside with some little sprocket grears and other steampunky bits. Snazzys stock their own collection of these! The holder can be closed with some raffia wrapped wire wound around the two brads. Here you can see the tag inside the holder:


Well that's it from me for this month. Don't forget to come back on Monday when the wonderful Hels will have some amazing projects to show you!


18 comments:

Printing Ray said...

These blueprints are really very scary !! (
sticker printing

inkypinkycraft said...

A wonderful make, love how you have used the blueprints!! I am loving these stamps, trace x

Paula Whittaker said...

great project Astrid.

Redanne said...

Love how you made the tag a folded one, it looks so special that way. Those blueprint stamps are so useful, I love them. A really beautiful make.

snazzyoriginal said...

Love the project, such a good idea sanding the edges of the papers. Great bonus of a very clear tutorial xx

Beverly Sager said...

This is such a great idea. It really takes a tag from "just a tag" to a cool gift. Thanks for sharing:)

Deborah said...

Wonderful project, Astrid. And great that the folder is from A4 paper.

Zuzu's Blog said...

LOVE it.... i love halloween and i love the orange and black...

Gillian .... said...

Great project using the blueprints Astrid.Thanks for sharing it step by step x

butterfly said...

Absolutely glorious... I wasn't that tempted to make Halloween pieces, though I've seen some amazing work around Craftyblogland - but the vintage beauty and amazing atmosphere of this may have just changed my mind! Thank you for such inspirational work.
Alison x

craftimamma said...

Another fab project Astrid. I love your use of both these gorgeous papers and the stamps. Love the colours you chose too as they are my favourites for Halloween. Thanks for sharing all the photos...... they make a great tutorial.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Sarah said...

What a great Halloween ensemble...love it!!

Ephemera said...

Hi Astrid, fantastic project, beautiful and so creative. I so love your style. xx

Sandie Edwards said...

Thanks for sharing Astrid, love all the fine details, colours... pattern, design....xxx

Netty said...

lovely and spooky, x

Minxy said...

Another beautiful project

Rea' said...

This is great! So much inspiration here... been stuck ... now I've got some more ideas ... Thanks !

Alexandra said...

This is a great halloween make, so much detail, love it! Alexandra x