Thursday, 3 October 2013

Snazzys DT project 2 by Astrid

Hello everyone, welcome, lovely to see you here and as most of you will know, this month we are featuring the Enjoy Everyone paper kit by MME. We are also using some Kaisercraft clear stamps. 

Well this is my final project for Snazzys and before anything else I want to thank you for all your visits and support!! The sentiment on the cover of this project is what I wish  for all of you!!


This time decided to make a shaped card.
I started by cutting two Tim Holtz cabinet cards both out of Kraftcard and also four out of my chosen letters paper.
I inked around all the edges of my paper with Black Soot Distress Ink and then started to decorate the inside of the card first.

I cut two panels from Manila card stock to fit the inside of the cabinet cards and and cut the bottom edge with one of my Tim Holtz on the edge dies. I then created a background by doing some wrinkle free distress with Gathered Twigs, Vintage Photo and Antique Linen Distress Inks. I did some background stamping with various of the Kaisercraft Texture clear stamps and a script stamp from my stash.I distressed the edges and sponged Walnut Stain DI around. Here you can just see a little corner of the Manila card stock with the background.
Below you can see the right side finished.
As you can see I cut a piece of black card-stock for this side. For the other side I took one of the label stickers in the paper collection I stamped and embossed my chosen sentiment in Wow Vanilla White embossing powder for both sides.



Finally I embellished with some die cut leaves and flowers, some curly ribbon etc. and added some high lights with Treasure Gold in White Fire



I created a little spine for my card out of black card stock, scoring 1/4" scorelines down the center to leave room for my embellishments and to ensure the card could still be folded close.


I then cut two lengths of ribbon and glued them to the outside of my card and then adhered my second two die cut bits of papers over them. I inked around the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink again and decorated the front with another couple of stickers  from the paper collection, the label one was again embossed with the Wow white embossing powder. The little dove sticker I just gave a little eye with a black pen to bring it out a bit more.


Well that's it. Hope you like my shaped card, it's going to a friend who is going through a bit of a rough patch at the moment and I hope it will cheer her up a bit.

Thank you again and I hope to see you elsewhere in Blogland. Don't forget to come back on Monday for Hels's post!






25 comments:

isisimaginings.com said...

Fantastic card, I love it.

Helen said...

Astrid, this is gorgeous, what a great idea - and I love the embellishments.

inkypinkycraft said...

a gorgeous make, you will be missed and I am sure your friend will treasure this x hugs trace x

Buttons said...

As one door closes... you've been a real inspiration here at Snazzy's Astrid. Love this final piece for them. The contrast of the autumnal colours against the chalkboard background is wonderful. Jenny x

Paula Whittaker said...

What a stunning project to end on - beautiful work as always Astrid x

Aquarius said...

This is fabulous and those sentiments are brilliant, especially for someone who needs a bit of a 'lift'. Thanks for showing the details of how it was put together - love it.

Maryann Laursen said...

Absolutely gorgeous work here as usual Astrid. Your friend will be thrilled, when she gets this, and if this can´t cheer her up a bit, nothing can. Sooo much beauty all in one card , sooo wonderful.
Sad to see you leave here, but ofcause we all need some new challenges some times, and just hope, you´ll get some new great ones, where you can share some more of your wonderful creations.
Have a wonderful day everyone and loads of fun.

butterfly said...

Really beautiful, Astrid. The dark cherry red accents are wonderful with the chic, sharp b&w word stamping - and that leaf, especially, is gorgeous! Good luck in all your new adventures!
Alison xx

Margaret Mifsud said...

Another gorgeous piece Astrid. So much work has gone into this and I'm loving the rich colours. Your friend is going to be thrilled and I'm sure it will give her a lift. Love it!! ox

Minxy said...

A beautiful end to a great time sharing your awesome art with us all, it has been a pleasure to be on the same team as you xo you will be missed xo

craftimamma said...

I echo Minxy's words exactly Astrid. Your projects are always stunning and this one is no exception. Fabulous use of the papers and stamps. We will keep in touch!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Redanne said...

Your little book is gorgeous and I just love all those sentiments, it really must be bittersweet for you, you will be missed! Thank you so much for all your wonderful inspiration. Hugs, Anne x

Dorthe said...

Dear Astrid, it is gorgeous, -I love the spine you created for the card to be able to close firmly.... your used qoutes..are all, so importent to try remembering!!! The dark red colour is wonderful....the leafe ,--OHHHH!!
Astrid I don`t know where your creative life is going,-but I wish you the best of life ever, and hope to still be able to connect with you!!
Hugs from Dorthe

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

This is gorgeous. What a beautiful idea it is.
Wishes
Lynne

Annie said...

Beautiful cabinet make and your sentiments are wonderful.

I am sure your friend will love it

Crafty hugs
Annie x

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Beautiful card Astrid, fantastic DT finale!

Terry said...

The design of this card and shape is exquisite. Such a beautiful way to finish a DT and what a cherished gift this will be! Your friend will be so touched. Love this!

Kelly Neis said...

Very nice! I love the white on black! The quotes are fabulous, great gift! Hugs Kelly

May said...

Hi Astrid, Love this creation...the design & detail is outstanding... your Dear friend will cherish this I'm sure...thank you for the fabulous inspiration... Have a happy week... Hugs May x x x

Bärbel said...

Eine ganz besondere Idee der Gestaltung und wunderbare Farben!

Ros Crawford said...

Fabulous!!

Craftychris said...

A wonderful project - the quotes are all wonderful and it will definitely cheer your friend up! You will be missed lots xx

Paper Profusion said...

Oh this is brilliant Astrid to perk up anyone's day! Gorgeous work. Happy Sunday! Nicola x

Dianne said...

Wow Astrid, you going out with a band and I know they will miss you greatly, excellent work on this fantastic book, thanks for sharing..

2amscrapper said...

Beautiful project!