Monday, 30 September 2013

Snazzys DT project #1 by Astrid

Hello and welcome lovely Snazzy visitors! Well, today is somewhat of a bitter-sweet day, as this will be my one but last project for this design team. Like Gillian and Lesley, life has pulled me in different directions.....

But without further ado, today I'm showing my first project for this week using the fab Chalk Studio/MME - Enjoy Everyone paper kit and the clear stamps from Kaisercraft we have been featuring this month.

I decided to make a pocket card with several tags and a little envelope to hold a gift card. I made my card in shabby chic style to form a contrast to the bold chalk board stickers and tags that come with this fabulous collection.
Here you can see the inside:
So how did I go about making it?
Well I picked some of the lighter coloured papers, cut them down to size (my card is 6 x 6") so I cut the papers to 5 3/4 by 5 3/4" and toned them down even more by spraying them with several layers of Dylusions White Linen. I then inked around the edges with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink, used various stencils and Weathered Wood Distress Ink, did some background stamping with a Darkroom Door script stamp and some of the Kaisercraft Texture stamps that are all stocked by Snazzys, and finally inked around it all again with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.

For the outside I matted my chosen paper on Kraftcard and distressed the edges. I added some lace and then stamped one of the sentiments in Versamark and then embossed it in Wow Vanilla White embossing powder onto one of the labels that comes with the collection. I then embellished with a doily, some flowers and bits and pieces from my stash.


For the left inside I created two pockets and made a number of tags and a little money wallet (using a Tim Holtz die) to fit in the pockets:
The tag on the left has a stamped white embossed sentiment onto one of the stickers in the collection, the one on the right was a pre printed label that comes with the collection. Both are mounted on inked Kraftcard. The money wallet was cut from one of the papers which I had inked with Gathered Twigs again to match the Kraftcard.
Here on the right side, just one pocket with a flap. The tag was stamped again in the same way and embossed in white once more and then mounted again on Kraftcard.
For this project I have not made the description too detailed as I think the pictures pretty much speak for them selves and I did not want to bore you. If you have a question, please just email me or leave a comment.
Well, I hope you like my shabby pocket card, I will be back on Thursday with my final project for Snazzys. I wish to thank all of you for your wonderful support over the months!! Your lovely comments have been a joy to read!!

24 comments:

Sue Butler said...

Hello Astrid
Ha, you could never bore me!
I thought the card looked wonderful on your Blog, so came over to check out the details.... what a delightful surprise I had to see the inside and how you had extended the design, this is just wonderful work.
Smiles:)
Sue

Rita said...

Absolutely mind blowing Astrid. I love the idea of all the little quirky pockets and tags. Another fantastic creation from you. Hugs Rita xxx

marda said...

Beyond beautiful.. and holds such sweet treasures inside.

maria's knutselplezier said...

What a great project ,dear Astrid , I really love it, I love the outside of your card, but a really injoy the inside too, great pockets and beautiful stamping work!!

Greetings!!

Maria

Margaret Mifsud said...

Impossible!! There is no way you could ever bore anyone Astrid. Wow!! What a fabulous card, so much happening here and it's probably another one I will 'lift' from you!! LOL. I love it Astrid it is so uniquely you with all the gorgeous inking and stamping. Absolutely fabulous!!! Love it!! oxox

Paula Whittaker said...

A wonderful project. I'm sad that you're leaving the team too but totally understand that real life comes first x

Annie said...

Beautiful layers and florals on the front. The inside is so amazing with lots of wonderful details. Inspirational piece for sure. Snazzy's will be sad to lose you and I know you will feel sad too but real life is what matters

Have a great week
Crafty hugs
Annie x

isisimaginings.com said...

Wow, that is so beautiful.

Maryann Laursen said...

Another fantastic project here Astrid. You are soooo amazing lady and so is your work.

Ros Crawford said...

Stunning!

snazzyoriginal said...

Your project is wonderful, as always, full of such lovely little details and both we and the blog followers will certainly miss your beautiful art. I think sometimes life works out the way it's meant to and I'm sure there are amazing things yet to come to you through your talent.

Minxy said...

As always you have managed to make this your own, your talent will be sadly missed by all i'm sure xo

rachel said...

absolutely wonderful astrid - fabulous design xx

Candy C said...

Absolutely gorgeous card. Astrid is such a talent! <3 Candy

inkypinkycraft said...

Astrid as always your project is truly gorgeous and you will be sorely missed a, I wish you every success in your new ventures and cannot waitbto follow the next part of your creative journey x hugs x trace x

Marianne said...

As stunning as always. What a nice pocket card and I love all the lovely sentiments you used.
xxx Marianne

Dorthe said...

I LOVE your shabby pocket, Astrid... oh what a beautiful gorgeous kind of card. So much to experience and study... the details are wonderful, both on cover and inside. You will be missed here, dear friend,- your art is alwayes amazing.
I wish you happines in your new doings...and will follow you "all over "
Hugs, Dorthe

Fandhmum said...

Just fabulous, Astrid
Rosie x

May said...

Fabulous pocket card Astrid... The design is amazing...Love all the wonderful quotes..Thank you for the great inspiration... Hugs May x x x

Terry said...

What great details and design elements, Astrid! I Love the shabby pocket card! Oh I know you will be so missed! Hugs!

Helen said...

What a beautiful card, so much to look at.

Redanne said...

Hi Astrid, it looked wonderful on your blog but to see it fully - wow! This is a stunningly gorgeous make, so much wonderful detail - all I can say is WOW! Hugs, Anne x

butterfly said...

What a delicious creation... beautiful use of the quotes - they really pop in white on black. Sorry to hear you're leaving, but I'll continue to follow your Artistic Efforts!!
Alison xx

Bärbel said...

Eine wunderschön gestaltete Taschenkarte, großartig!