Wednesday, 23 June 2010

2 birds with 1 stone

I'm sure I'm not the only person that buys cardmaking mags only to put the freebies to one side never to be seen again while the mag is in the recycling box within minutes. After buying the craftstamper this month (only cuz the craftshop was sooo poor

there was nowt else to buy and it's rude to not buy a thing lol) I decided that perhaps I ought to use the freebie stamp. It just so happens that I've got several of my docraft buddies coming up to play on Sunday and I needed to find a project similar to a photobox but not using chipboard. I found a sweet atc case in the mag sooo here's my atc case using the freebie seashell stamp with some seaweed from Lavinia stamps. I used several blue & green distress inks for the background but the seaweed was stamped with taken with teal and garden green inks from SU. The seashell is stamped with versamark before being dusted with perfect pearls. MS punched corners, a brad and some sparkly elastic for the fastener. If I'd used pretty card for the base rather than getting inky it would have been a really quick project.

This is one took a lot of teeth gnashing as you have to be so spot on with measurements when using MS punch around the page punches. 2 sides were out by a teeny amount which gave me a wee bit of bother when it came to lining up the centres. Still I got there :o)

3d rose cut with scal stamped with a clarity flourish & perfect pearls before being assembled. Flourish from accent essentials (2nd time I've used a cart in over 2 years) Raffia bow with white pearls tinted with yr31 copic. Docrafts (I think) sentiment.