Monday 12 August 2013

Make The Cut

Both myself and my team mate Anna-Karin asked for a die cut challenge this week; whether you use a die cutting machine, a paper punch, pre-made die cut shapes, or have your own twist on the challenge. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog would love to see how you are inspired by our challenge this week.
My inspiration this week was the vintage camera die which I thought would be perfect to create a dimensional birthday card for my Brother in Law.
I began by painting the Art Parts Film Strip frame with black soot Distress Paint and then adding white embossing paste through the Classic Words stencil to add numbers to the frame. I then die cut the Vintage Camera die from black Kraft Core card stock and then sanded around the edges to age. The picture wheel has also been cut from Kraft Core card stock and numbers have been added behind using the Crowded Attic Paper Stash.
To add a little more interest I dry brushed gold paint dabber across the frame.
The dry brushing highlights the raised areas.
To create the picture reel I die cut two gears from Kraft Core card stock and cut a narrow strip of card which I rolled and then adhered a gear to each end of the rolled strip.
I added Treasure Gold wax around the edges of my frame to lift the colour a touch and to add another layer of interest. I also included Chitchat stickers, colouring the edges of each sticker with black soot Distress Ink. Film strip ribbon has also been added to my picture reel and to the top of my frame.
For a touch more dimension I also added a compass coin and game spinner to the centre of the picture wheel. I also added two Studio Calico wooden cameras, colouring the edges of each camera with black soot Distress Ink.
For further interest I have added large and mini metal numbers to echo the numbers added in the background.
The sentiment was perfect for this piece, stamped onto Kraft Core card with black Archival Ink.

For more great ideas please pop over to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog and take a look at my fellow team members they have created some inspirational projects. Remember there is also the chance to win a $50 prize from Simon Says Stamp.  I always look forward to seeing your creations each week.

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment, much appreciated.  Enjoy your week. Tracy x x 

Products Used:

Tim Holtz Alterations - Vintage Camera Die, Picture Wheel Die, Mini Gears Set
Tim Holtz Idea-Ology - Film Strip Ribbon, Compass Coins, Chitchat Stickers, Game Spinners
Tim Holtz Core'dinations Kraft Core Nostalgic Paper Stack
Tim Holtz Crowded Attic Paper Stash
Wendy Vecchi Film Strip Art Parts Frame
Wendy Vecchi White Embossing Paste
Wendy Vecchi Stencils For Art Classic Words
Studio Calico Wood Veneers Cameras
Paper Artsy Treasure Gold - Onyxite, Olive Bronze, Spanish Topaz
Ali Edwards Life In Pictures Technique Tuesday Stamp Set
Prima Flowers Mini Numbers
Prima Flowers Numbers Sunrise Sunset Vintage Trinkets
Black Soot Distress Paint
Black Soot Distress Ink
Black Archival Ink
Gold Paint Dabber


barbarayaya62 said...

Stunning works! Love dark color, , and all dies you've used! Very very beautiful!!! BArbarayaya

Anonymous said...

Morning Tracy. What a wonderful card...Love how dimensional your pieces are. S xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Fabulous. Love the colour combo qnd so many details. I love using dies so will definitely be playing along

Candy C said...

Tracy....your piece is amazing! My really have captured the essence of this theme with ALL of the die cuts you've used one one small card! I hate to even call it just a card as it is so much more than that! Wendy would love the way you've used her Art Parts Filmstrip here. The die cut camera, the gear filmstrip reels, the picture wheel, the numbers all work so perfectly together for a birthday celebration piece! Love your use of color...such a masculine vintage feeling here! And...your use of the numbers on the picture wheel from Tim's Crowded Attic Paper Stash--LOVE THAT! You never disappoint with your creativity and finished pieces! <3 Candy

Mona Pendleton said...

Wow Tracy! What an awesome project! I love all the distressing and touch of gold. Such a beautiful vintage piece! Thanks for the inspiration!

Anna-Karin said...

Fabulour project Tracy!! Love all the different dies you used, the numbers behind the picture wheel, gold touches. The filmstrip art part was the perfect base for the project.

Scrapthat said...

A fabulous piece Tracy!! I'm sure your BIL will love it! TFS

Carol Q said...

wonderful texture and dimension Tracy.

Meihsia Liu said...

What a fantastic creation, Tracy. Love the great masculine vintage look. The colors and die cuts are just perfectly matched. Thank you for sharing. :)

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Fun project, Tracy! I love the way you pieced it together to make such a cohesive and creative design!

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Monique said...

Beautiful dimensional card. I realy realy love how thoses raised numbers came out. Gorgeous.
xx Monique

Anonymous said...

That is such a wonderful die-cut, I can imagine so many possibilities for using it.
A fabulous card and I just love your theme.

Michelle said...

Oh Tracy! What a wonderful project. I love the little details that you add. And I love that you show your techniques. This is truly a piece of art.

Inkypinkycraft said...

this is a fantastic make, love all the amazing details you have added, it lloks fantastic! hugs trace x

Brenda Brown said...

Beautifully vintage and I love all the elements you have used.
Hugs Brenda xxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Trace, Stunning !! loving all the textures, die-cuts, embellies, colours, absolutely stunning.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Redanne said...

Oooh, lucky Brother in Law! You really have 'made the cut' with this fabulous dimensional card Tracy. Love how you did the filmstrip, love Wendy's art parts, love the whole piece - wonderful work - so very creative! Hugs, Anne x

Words and Pictures said...

Just brilliant dimension and distressing! The gilding of the dry-brushing and the Treasure Gold looks amazing and the frame looks so fantastically vintage! Love all the die-cutting - lucky brother-in-law receiving this treasure...
Alison x

Jenny Marples said...

Such a fantastic card Tracy. Love all those die cuts and the fact that the whole thing is set onto a huge piece of filmstrip. Great challenge theme. Hugs, Jenny x

Annie said...

This is so wonderful Tracy and thanks for sharing the 'How to'. Your brother in law will just love it.

TFS and crafty hugs

Annie x

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

Amazing job, as always. I am constantly impressed by your knowledge of cool techniques!

Sandra said...

What a stunning bulky card! Love the aged worn techniques! And what lovely die cuts! Your brother-in-law will love it for sure! Hugs, Sandra

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous! LOVE all the texture and the grungy, masculine feel!

Suzanne C said...

Wow! This is fantastic! I loved the the cool effect with the stenciling and the die cuts are cool!

Anonymous said...

This card is a work of art! There's so much to see and touch (I imagine). I love the intricacy of it and the steampunk-esque style. Wow!

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

ULTRA COOL!!! Love the whole theme! Love the film reel and numbers and the strip! So cool!