Welcome to the Divine Diva Inspiration Challenge! Today our picture comes from The Perfect Remedy. Since this is also a release day for ISC, I have two projects to show. I’m using all ISC images for both, so combining the posts works out really well.
For my first one, I’m using Marvels of Nature III for the tree and greeting images, and Christmas Trinkets for the building and background image. Out of the box is one of my fave techniques and I’m really enjoying the reverse (sort of into the box) of it. The principal is the same it’s just what you cut that is different. For this, I first stamped the tree with the green and brown inks and added highlights with a marker. I traced the Spellbinders long rectangle around the tree and cut around the part of the tree that was inside the rectangle. Then I cut the rectangle the same way I do in the out of the box method. The building image was stamped first with green ink, then overstamped with the honey ink. I used a smaller rectangle to die cut it. The green background was stamped with a medallion image from the Christmas set. Finished card measures 5.5 x 4.25.
stamps: ISC – Marvels of Nature III & Christmas Trinkets
paper: white, moss, mustard
ink: Ancient Page pine green & chocolate, Distress Ink wild honey
accessories: Tombow gold ocher marker, Spellbinders long rectangle set, Quickutz rectangle set
Please be sure to stop by and visit the rest of the Diva team. I know they’ll have some wonderful creations for you!
- Lori (chanteuse)
- Chris (glowbug) (taking this week off)
- Anne (jdmommy)
- Donna (donnarie)
- Julie (justwritedesigns) you are here!
For my second project, the ISC team was challenged to make a gift card holder. I have a purse/notecard pattern I drew about 5 years ago and thought with a little alteration, it would make a nice holder for a gift card. If you would like the pattern, please click for my free PDF file. Asymetrical Flap Purse pattern instructions The pattern will print out in the actual size. (Click any of the pictures to enlarge.)
For the outside of my purse/holder, I stamped it with a distressed background image and a combo of the red inks. The flap liner was stamped with a combo of the green ink. Both were edged w/ markers. The holly images were colored w/ makers and cut out. I used a small Velcro circle (cut in half) for the closure.
I used all of the pattern pieces except for the side gussets. These were left out in order for the purse to open completely. The gift card holder insert was attached to the bottom section but could just as easily be attached to the top. I used a Basic Grey notch tool to cut the half circle tabs but you could easily cut these w/ a kraft knife or use a slot punch. The small card with the greeting is not attached as you can see in the picture below.
stamps: ISC – Christmas Trinkets, Christmas Elements, Holidays, Dimensional Elements Edges #1
ink: Brilliance rocket red, rocket red gold, gamma green, pearlescent ivy
accessories: Tombow markers, Basic Grey notch tool, narrow ribbon, 1/8 inch hole punch (to insert ribbon handle), stickles, Velcro dot