Good morning friends!
I am back today with a birthday card for a crafty friend. I have been busy putting my birthday gifts to good use and decided to make a zipper card.
Here is my card
To make the background, I used Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock. I started by heat embossing the sentiment with white embossing powder and then I did a little ink smooshing with Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberry Distress Inks. To do the smooshing, all you need to do is lay some of the ink down onto a ceramic tile/acrylic block, spritz with water,take a piece of acetate, pick up some of the ink and smoosh it down onto the paper. You can move it around a little and create puddles of ink however you feel best. It’s a great technique as no two backgrounds are ever the same. I did this a couple of times, heat setting in between until I was happy with how it looked.
I then took the Zipper die from Mama Elephant, adhered it to my cardstock and ran it through my die-cutter. What a fun die this is although I have to admit to minor heart palpitations thinking about one of my cards being ripped to shreds just to see the message inside! Deep breath! I stamped the “Open Here” and arrow in Versafine Onyx Black ink just so the recipient knows what they need to do :). Next I coloured two of the little Mama Elephant girlfriends with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens and set them aside to dry.
I took a strip of pink cardstock and drew some pencil lines to indicate where I needed to stamp the hidden sentiment. I did this by measuring where the zipper section sat on the front panel and replicating it on the pink card. On the pink cardstock, I stamped my sentiment in Versamark ink and heat embossed in white powder. You can’t of course see it here, but it will be revealed when the zipper is pulled back. At least I hope! This all depends on me measuring correctly!
I finished the card by adhering the two girlfriends with double sided foam tape onto the panel, adhering the pink hidden sentiment cardstock to the back of the watercolor cardstock and then the whole lot was added to a base card with some craft foam to give it some dimension. And of course a few sequins because… why not!
I hope that my friend enjoys opening her card. It’s a little bit different, but fun. And as I enjoyed making it so much, I purchased the Christmas sentiment set that will work perfectly with the zipper. How could I resist?
Thank you for stopping by, I always love to hear your comments. Have a wonderful week and I will be back soon with another project.
Stamps: Mama Elephant Girlfriends, Mama Elephant Just A Note
Dies: Mama Elephant Zipper
Colouring: Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker Pens
Cardstock: White cardstock (A2 base), Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Card, Pink cardstock from stash
Inks: Versafine Onyx Black Ink, Archival Jet Black Ink (for the little girls), Versamark Ink
Other: Double Sided Foam Adhesive, Craft Foam, MISI Stamping Tool, Sizzix Big Shot Die Cutting Machine