Friday, 7 June 2013

Feminine Newsprint Cards

Today I've been putting the finishing touches to my Feminine Newsprint Cards ready for tomorrow's class at Alice in Paperland.  I have to say I've quite enjoyed making these fun, quirky cards but the hardest part is tearing out that first page from a book!!

I picked up a book for a couple of $$$ at my local charity shop but didn't dare tell them that I wasn't planning on reading it, I just wanted to tear it up!  It's an Australian book written in the early 1940's and is set in The Great Dividing Range, somewhere between the Blue Mountains and the NSW/Queensland border.  I keep reading snippets on the pages I'm tearing out and it actually sounds quite an adventure from a young boy's perspective.  There are some sketch drawings along with some old black & white photos, even a couple of poems scattered between the chapters.

The stamps on these cards are Dylusions "Mini Couture" and "Say It How It Is" with just a touch of background stamps Tim Holtz "Warehouse District" and Kaisercraft "Porcelain Rose".

The heads have been snipped out of the Good Weekend magazine in last Sunday's newspaper.

The patterned paper came from the boxes of discontinued paper that Alice always has, sometimes there are multiple pages, other times only one or two, so if you like it, take it while you see it or it won't be there next time you look.

The backgrounds on all these cards are Distress Inks,' vintage photo', 'fired brick' and 'mustard seed', with the images stamped in Archival 'jet black'.

I hope the ladies in class tomorrow have just as much fun with these cards as I did in making them.

Happy crafting!

1 comment:

  1. These are amazing Helen and I'm sure the ladies in class will have a whale of a time making them. I'm with you about feeling very wicked about ripping up a book, unless is was really damaged! Vicky x


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