Hello! In April, Karen Burniston asked me if I wanted to contribute to a collaborative accordion flip album, together with the other designers she calls her 'Super Six'. I am very happy to be one of them! Karen's dies and embossing folders are the best.
We each made a two panel accordion card, and the only guidelines were to include a photo of ourselves, blog address, and to do just have fun creating something in our own style. The end result is fabulous, with the different panels connected together. If you are at Summer CHA, check out the final album at the Sizzix booth.
This is my contribution, lots of ink, stamping, birds, sentiments and little details. I took a few step-by-step photos when I made this. If this was just a normal two panel accordion card you would cut off the flap on the right hand side, but since it was going to be connected into a long album, I couldn't cut it off.
I started out by die cutting the accordion flip panels from manila cardstock, which is heavy and a great base for an accordion card.
They were inked with Antique Linen, Salty Ocean, Broken China and Gathered Twigs and splattered with water for texture.
I love to add text elements to my projects and covered manila cardstock with old Swedish dictionary paper. The definitions on the large bird have to do with birds and wings, a fun little detail. The birds were die cut with the Thanks Set and Birds on a Wire dies.
Thank you so much for stopping by!
Surface: Ranger Manila cardstock; 7 Gypsies Postale Ledger 8 x 8; Tim Holtz Idea-ology grungeboard; old dictionary paper
Dies: Sizzix: Accordion Flip 3-D Album, Bracket, Frame & Label, Fancy Frame, Birds on a Wire, Thanks Set, Star & Circle
Embossing folder: Sizzix DecoEmboss Lowercase Typewriter
Stamps: Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz: Simple Sayings, Tiny Textures, Warehouse District, Mini Ornates, Going Somewhere
Ink: Ranger Archival Jet Black; Distress Ink: Salty Ocean, Antique Linen, Gathered Twigs, Walnut Stain, Broken China; Ranger Vintaj: Agate Patina Ink
Stain: Distress Stain: Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Brushed Pewter
Paint: Distress Paint: Antique Linen, Black Soot
Embossing powder: Judikins red
Embellishments: Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Word Bands, Mini Gears, Mini Fasteners, Pen Nib; Vintaj: Blank Circle Tags; Studio Calico wood veneer: Potty People, Tiny Stars, Birds
Adhesive: Ranger Glossy Accents, Wonder Tape
Tools: Sizzix Big Shot, Vintaj Reliefing Block