Since it is Valentine's day this week, I wanted to use my new Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Valentine Blueprint stamps and decided to showcase them in Karen Burniston's fun Sizzix 3-D Flip Accordion Album.
Just Add Pearl project. Die cut four panels from watercolour cardstock using the Bracket Frame & Label die, which coordinates perfectly with the Accordion Flip Album die. Stamp the four blueprint images on these with Archival Jet Black ink. Leave to dry for a little while, or help them along with a heat gun. Paint the areas you want to keep white with art masking fluid, using an old paint brush and immediately clean the brush. Leave to dry.
Bubblegum Pink and Postbox Red Dylusions mists. The water help the mists to blend really nicely. When dry, mist again with Perfect Pearls mixed with water in a mini mister (or use ready-made Perfect Pearls mist).
When dry, rub off the masking fluid and see that it has resisted the ink mist perfectly. This is a very easy masking technique, and most other masks would take longer to make and would likely not resist the mist as well.
Tim Holtz Love Struck set and misted in the same way as the others. The Accordion Album pages were die cut from Crowded Attic papers and stamped lightly with a love definition stamp from the same Tim Holtz set, using Frayed Burlap ink. The album is very easy to assemble, you can see step-by-step photos in my tutorial. For the front panel, I die cut the outer frame with the Bracket Frame die from another piece of patterned paper, and glued it on top, otherwise, the back of the patterned paper would have been visible.
hearts, arrows and potty people as embellishments.
I placed Cupid on the last panel so that his arrow is aimed towards the other panels, leading the eye back in to the accordion card.
More wood veneer shapes.
ticket was stamped with Jet Black ink on a manila scrap which had been coloured with Distress Stains (Victorian Velvet, Antique Linen), and stapled to the frame of the card, so that it also peaks out with the accordion is closed.
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Dies: Sizzix: Accordion Album 3-D Flip, Bracket Frame & Label, Mini Tickets
Stamps: Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Valentine Blueprints, Love Struck
Surfaces: Tim Holtz Idea-ology Crowded Attic; Ranger Manila Cardstock; watercolour paper
Ink: Ranger Archival Jet Black; Distress Ink: Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, Barn Door
Stain: Distress Stain Antique Linen, Victorian Velvet
Mist: Ranger Dyan Reaveley Dylusions Postbox Red, Bubblegum Pink
Embossing powder: Ranger Seafoam White
Perfect Pearls: Ranger Perfect Pearl
Embellishments: Studio Calico Wood Veneer Hearts & Arrows, Potty People
Other: Art masking fluid