Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Vintage Accordion Card

 One of the fun boxes I received this month came from Karen Burniston with a fabulous stack of dies from Sizzix!!!. It killed me to go on vacation the next day and leave them behind...almost untouched. But I did get to start this project and got it finished today.
It is snowing like crazy. My daughter and grandson are here and we're going to Chicago tomorrow to see The Book of Mormon....hopefully. Cross your fingers for us, as the tickets are bought!
 This was a real treat to make. I started with Manila Cardstock and cut the 4 sections using the Sizzix Bigz Die - Accordion Flip 3-D. It's coming in a few days at IE!
The little frames are cut from My Minds Eye paper, and the Sizzix - Pop 'n Cuts Magnetic Insert Die - Frame, Square Ornate 3-D (Pop-Up). You can find this die at Inspiration Emporium.
 The little people are from REDlead.  The girls and the 2 boys are from Collage Sheet Anchestors 5 and the boy with the hat is from Collage Sheet Paper Quilt 1 that is on sale, by the way!
 The Word Bit Charmettes also from REDlead are all in one package, and I added little gold nailheads over the holes.

I didn't link the 4 frames together with the little tabs like your supposed to, I just cut them off the sides to let them float a bit freer. I backed up the frames with black cardstock to make the holes stand out more and added black Rhinestones at the top and sides.

The backgrounds are made with Fresco Paints and several different stamps. I used Archival Ink and roll stamped smaller images with the paints.
Some Distress Inks - Tea Dye and Vintage Photo were used on the boys frames and the girls paper was stamped using a script stamp and Broken China.
The white stamped image on the girls background is from Urban Chic, and the boys frame is stamped with my favorite script from the Apothecary set. Both from Tim Holtz. The boys background also has the compass from the Classics #1 set.
The large background stamps are Stamp Blocks from years ago...Old Typewriter and Vintage Text.
Think how cool this would be to make for Mother's Day!!! She could set it up and look at special pictures from the past or present.
So check out the links and break out some paper to play.
I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOO ready for spring!


Karen B said...

Oh my! I was reading to see who made the beautiful patterned paper and got to the sentence where you said you MADE the backgrounds and fell out of my chair and onto my dog. This is a masterpiece!!!

Linda Cain said...

Karen, you are too funny!!! (hope the dog is OK.)


Shelly Hickox said...

I'm with Karen (except no dog here)! I love the way you put this together. I love the backgrounds you created and the way you used the ornate frame. You are a Master!! I knew you would rock these dies.

SusanK said...

Oh my goodness...I hope I can do my die justice when it arrives this week! You have rocked the universe with this display!

Rea' said...

So cool!! I just ordered that die today... it's been out of stock for weeks... finally came ! Can't wait to create with it... thanks for the inspiration !

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Anonymous said...

That is lovely!!

butterfly said...

The more I see of this die, the more I covet it! Fabulous project - those photos are so wonderful, and I love your painty stampy backgrounds... Fingers crossed for your trip - stay warm!
Alison x

Netty said...

wow your project is fabulous, loving it. Hugs Annette x

Claudine C. said...

This is just beautiful, I really love the colors. I have this die and really need to get it out and use it.

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Oh, my! These are WONDERFUL! I'm going to have to get those dies!!!!

Sharon Y said...

Wowie! Fantastic work. The background paper you created is brilliant. Thanks for sharing.

Mo said...

I hope you travel safely and successfully to Chicago and have a great time. Spring has GOT to be right around the corner.
My die is traveling to me so I was excited to see how you used it. Gorgeous. I have been busy admiring your Paper Artsy Blog projects too.
Don't know what to try first - lol.
Thanks Linda.

Martina2801 said...

This is absolutely adorable! Love all the details, you do amazing work, Linda!

Kay Wallace said...

You create amazing projects all the time, Linda, but this one is just over the top with talent, resourcefulness and just pure imagination! Love it!

Anita Houston said...

Fabulous!!! I love it! The images, the design, the flipping, the text, all FABULOUS!!!

Marjie Kemper said...

How beautiful this flip book is! Love those dies and you sure rocked the paints, as always!

Connie Riley said...

Linda, I love your special spin that you put on projects--letting the inserts hang free is pure genius! I love the designer look of the frames and am going to attempt to do something like it. Thanks for the great ideas and inspiration!

The Gentleman Crafter said...

Linda! I love this! I've got this die and was so looking for inspiration to pull it out. Well, my friend, this did it! You once again made AMAZING art from paper! You ROCK! Thank you so much!

Hugs to ya!