I often find the anything goes challenges a little hard, this week, I decided to use Tim Holtz new Envelope die, and just sat down to create something, without much of a plan. It ended up being lots of fun and I made three mixed media envelopes, with cards inside. My plan was for these to be displayed in my new Clip Carousel. I took some tutorial photos too.
This is what the envelopes look like from the other side.
These three cards are inside the envelopes. I liked the idea of finding a cheerful sentiment inside the envelopes.
Tim Holtz new Clip Carousel is awesome, and I already wish I had a second one. You can use it to display tags, ATCs, or anything that is small enough. I just added a bunch of tags and ATCs here to show you what it can look like. I will add more later and plan to display this in my studio so that I can look at it for inspiration. You could also do a specific theme for the display, such as a holiday, season of the year or something similar. Such fun! Tags and other smaller projects often end up in a box and in this way you can have them displayed instead, and it is easy to change them now and then for variety.
Start by die cutting three envelopes from Correspondence paper, or another patterned paper.
For the cards I used the ATC & Corners die, which was the perfect size. Die cut three cards from one of the smaller sized designs on the paper pad.
Do the same with the cards.
Cut out three rectangles from the patterned paper and add a rub on to each one.
Glue the fragments to the paper, by applying a little Glossy Accents at the back and smoothing it out with your finger to cover the whole fragment. Press to the paper.
Give the fragments a golden edge with a Krylon Gold Leafing Pen.
Paint them with white paint or gesso.
This pearl paint by Ranger is stunning, and gives a great pearl effect (hard to capture on photo). Paint the shapes. I also added the three designs in the cute Tiny Shapes die set.
Add just a little silver paint here and there, such as at the bottom of the cloud as a shadow.
When dry, sand and scratch the pieces. Ink with Black Soot.
I die cut three words from mixed media cardstock and painted them gold.
The back of the New York envelope.
It is fun to layer stamps in different coloured ink.
You can't see much of the patterned paper design anymore, but it still adds an interesting extra texture, which wouldn't have been there had we just used plain papers.
And the card inside the New York envelope.
This is the London envelope, with more fun details. I love the plane die and I wish you could see the effect of the pearl and silver paints together.
And this is the back of the envelope. Since the city stamps are pretty long, you can spot a part of them on the back too.
Inside the London envelope, you'll find this card. I love that little vintage plane stamp.
Finally, we arrive in Paris, with the last envelope.
I placed the grungeboard Eiffel tower so that you could see the stamped one just to the side of it.
This is the back of the Paris envelope. You can of course do these envelopes in any theme.
Here you can see them hanging in the carousel. I like the interactive nature of these envelopes, you have to take them down and open them to see what's inside.
Here are some of the ATCs I hung in the carousel. You can find them in this post.
I hope you have time to join us this week in the anything goes challenge, and it might be you who wins the $50 gift voucher from Simon Says Stamp, drawn randomly.
Thank you so much for visiting today!