Saturday, 29 August 2009

ATC without the ATCs this time!

Here are a couple more projects using the upcoming sets from the All Things Considered (ATC) line. The stamps are the perfect scale to work on smaller projects that could make great little gift items.
Here's a Post-It Note cover which is very quick to make and would make a handy little pad for reminders around the kitchen. It uses two stamps from the Can It set.

Using just a couple if Copics to accentuate the shading that the stamp already does for you means that this is a really quick project since there's no intensive colouring required. Just stamp the pear randomly over your cardstock and score it to fold around your Post-It Note pad. Stamp the containers onto Vanilla , add that touch of shading with your markers, sponge some Vintage Photo ink around all your edges and then machine stitch the image strip to the folder. You can add a piece of plain cardstock to the inside if you prefer not to see the stitching line. It's a 10 minute gift and I think they'd be great as stocking fillers or just to slip in with a "hello" kind of card.

Stamps (Cornish Heritage Farms):
Can It (All Things Considered line - releasing 1st September)

Paper:
Kraft
Simply Smooth Vanilla

Ink:
Adirondack dye ink by Ranger (Espresso)
Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger (Vintage Photo)

Other:
Copic markers
Sewing machine and thread

Speaking of "no reason" kind of cards and quick projects - here's a clean and simple project that showcases an image and a sentiment from the Fall Harvest set.

The leaves are stamped on the same layer as the sentiment and trimmed to be "out of the box" (very little cutting required with this technique - way easier than cuting out the whole image and sticking it on!). I gave them the appearance of being separate by way of a shadow added with a couple of shades of grey Copic marker.

Stamps (Cornish Heritage Farms):
Fall Harvest (All Things Considered line - releasing 1st September)

Paper:
Watercolour
Bazzill Monochromatics pack (Yellow Green)

Ink:
Adirondack dye ink by Ranger (Espresso)

Other:
Copic markers

It's beginning to feel a lot like autumn, isn't it?! Thanks for stopping by!

10 comments:

Linda Elbourne said...

I love that harvest card ... so simple and stylish!

Janice said...

Love that post-it pad and the simplicity of the card is amazing. I am never brave enough to leave hat much white space!

lottie said...

Perfect - just perfect and great ideas

Susan S. said...

Great ideas and layout. I have a question. How do you do this cutting such that it looks out of the box? I clicked on the photo but I still can't figure it out! Also, the same technique on the crow in the prior post. Thanks for the tips.

Angelnorth said...

Hi Susan, sorry I can't get back o you directly as your comment does not have a link to your own web pages. To cut something "out of the box" I just use a ruler and blade to cut a straight line up to the very edge of the overhanging element (each side of it) and then either use the blade or scissors to cut freehand round the shape that needs to be outside the boundary of the box. Hope that makes sense!

Karen said...

Oh Joanne...your work is so inspiring, I love every piece that you make X

Traceyr said...

Wow what a very clever idea with that Autumn card. Thanks for the tip. Your cards are as beautiful as always Joanne.

:)

Ali Manning said...

Both cards are amazing - I think the Autumn Harvest is particularly stunning. thanks for the inspiration!

Paula said...

so beautifully elegant

Hazel said...

Feasting my eyes on all this fab crafting - those leaves are so realistic x