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Monday, June 20, 2011

Grungy Monday 12


Well, it's been awhile since I've been able to sit down and tackle the Grungy Monday challenge from Linda over at Studio L3, but I think we're settled in Oregon enough to do a little art.  This week's challenge is a cool resist technique from our friend Tim Holtz. I don't have all my TH supplies with me, but I think I have enough to at least give my interpretation. This is going to be my mom's birthday card next month (shhhhh....don't tell her). I started with some K&Company paper and cut a tri-fold card, leaving the front a solid 4x5.5. I stamped some chinese lanterns on the front for the resist tech and then added some more paper, a doily, some Recollections bling and one of my favorite Happy Birthday stamps from Club Scrap's Be Wonderful UM sheet. On the inside panels of the trifold, I stamped some more lanterns; raised a little bird, added a rub on swirl and a torn panel from a scrap at the bottom.

Thought I'd add some quick and dirty instructions for the folds and cuts on this card for those of you interested:

Start with a 5.5" x 12" card base (this will fit in a regular A2 envelope when folded up)
score at 4", 6", 8" and 10"; make a cut with your craft knife and ruler 1 1/2" from the top and bottom edge starting at the 4" score line and ending at the 10" score line. Fold the score lines in opposite directions and decorate the panels.

11 comments:

  1. Beautiful card Rachelle. Your mom will love it....Donna

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  2. Love your card, it's so elegant.
    Sue :)

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  3. WHat a very interesting folding for a card!

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  4. I love the way you interpreted this technique! Your card is fantastic.

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  5. Love this card! Beautiful! She'll love it!

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  6. very unusual - a great card design with lovely decoration.

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  7. Rachelle, this is fabulous! Not only did you do a great job with the GM12 technique, you created such a fascinating, wonderful design. Your mom is going to love her birthday card!!!

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  8. Thanks for the instructions for the card. The lanterns are perfect with this techniques. Really nice Rachelle

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  9. Fabulous card Rachelle, your mum will adore it.

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