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Thursday, 15 May 2008
F is for Fabric
Topic: A to Z round 6

I have made octogon boxes for several years. I decided to make one for the 'Fabric' theme and show the process as well.

I began by creating a pattern on the computer. The key to this is that the side pieces must all be the same height and the width must match the corresponding side. Then you note on each block how many must be cut. You will cut twice as many as shown on your layout PLUS another double set of the center piece for your lid.

Other needs are thread, needle (curved would be great), and masking tape.

Choose your fabric (mine is a mock leather), very thin batting, and chipboard. The chipboard must be stiff enough to not bend easily but not too thick as it will make final construction difficult.

After cutting out all the pattern pieces of chipboard and batting you cut them of the fabric leaving a half inch of margin all around. You make a stack of 1) fabric face down 2) batting centered on fabric 3) chipboard on batting. Then you turn in first the corners then each side while holding down each turn with masking tape as you go. Do not pull fabric very tight as you will need it to have a bit of give for the stitching.

Lay a set of matching pieces with wrong sides together and blind-stitch all edges together.

The side pieces are stitched one by one around the perimeter using the blind stitch. Then they are folded up and the side seams are also stitched with blind-stitch.

Finally, blind-stitch one long side of the lid onto the box. Attach a bead, button or other desired fob on the front edge of the lid to allow you to open the box but not allow the lid to drop down into the box.

I have sometimes added buttons as feet on these boxes, but with the distressed leather look of this one decided to skip them this time.

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Wednesday, 14 May 2008
E is for Ephemera
Topic: A to Z round 6

Lots of reproduction antique text stained with Tea Dye distressing ink to unify it... torn and layered... text stickers... swirly scrapbook paper... 

...that's how to make a Father's Day card.

 Inside, another piece of antiqued paper with a 'definition' block about fathers.

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Tuesday, 13 May 2008
D is for Die Cuts
Topic: A to Z round 6

5 die cuts, actually (cardstock, background paper, scallop, purple circle, and purple square). Add in a paper doily, ribbon, a rub-on greeting and a flower brad.

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Monday, 12 May 2008
C is for Cornucopia
Topic: A to Z round 6

I made a miniature print (7 of them actually) of a coloring page and colored each with watercolor markers. A little more was cut out of the background of successive prints. These were curled at the edges and mounted together using silicone adhesive. 

In this close-up you can see the layers.

I mounted on burgundy cardstock and framed the corners with gold peel-offs.

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net

Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Sunday, 11 May 2008
B is for Beedz
Topic: A to Z round 6

Beedz are those itty-bitty glass beads without holes. I used a print of a Japanese woodcut, applied redline tape cut to the shape of the whitecaps, and then pressed the clear Beedz on. I sprinkeld ultra-fine glitter into the crevices.

Here is a closeup

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Saturday, 10 May 2008
A is for Adventure
Topic: A to Z round 6

When you get a lot of travel brochures you have access to a lot of great images for use on cards. These explorers are a great focal piece for this adventure card.

Rubberstamped maps and compases form the background. 

Fabric stickers are used for the text.

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT

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