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Friday, 15 June 2012

Cabinet card concertina book (posted by Elaine)

As soon as I saw these new steampunk stamps, I felt they were crying out to be used on a kraft card based project. I wanted to do something like an advertising themed project and so the idea for this little book was born!

I cut 6 panels from kraft card using the Tim Holtz cabinet card die. On each panel I added one of the various contraption stamps in versafine onyx black ink. Making sure the ink was thoroughly dry, I added colouring with brown, white and cream colouring pencils. I added a little crackle stamping using the mini mail art set crackle stamp and shading in more Distress Photo DI. I added a computer generated title which I mounted in a chipboard bookplate with some die cut flourishes. I finished off with a couple of metal cogs.

The back cover uses  the top hat image, masked with an image from the Edwardian Gentleman plate added

I joined the panels together with cream vintage ribbon which means the book can be tied together to make it stand up more firmly.

I really enjoyed making this project, colouring onto kraft card with the pale pencils adds a really nice effect.

I have posted another project on my own blog, here is a sneeky peek -

Do pop over and take a peek here at this project where I went to town with embossing and metal!

Elaine x


  1. What a beautiful creation with the nice stamps.

    Nice weekend.

    Hugs AStrid.

  2. You are a great artist!!!Wonderfull!!!


  3. Goodness Elaine - brilliantly original & I love the pale colouring onto the kraft, beatifully effective & so in keeping with the antiqueness of those images. This is tantalising creativeness that spurs me on no end.
    Paula (PEP)

  4. What a fabulous project Elaine love it.Lovely idea colouring with pale colours on the Kraft card and looks great. Suexxx

  5. This is a great project that you made! Love the collering on craft and teh shape of the cabinet! Greetings, Gerrina

  6. Cool :)
    Happy craftin

  7. What an inspiring project! I have the cabinet card die and haven't used it yet - now where did I put it?!

    Lynn Wild

  8. This is great Elaine. You are right, the images work really well on the Kraft card and I love that cabinet die. I've missed out on it a couple of times and haven't managed to find it in stock anywhere recently. Must have another search. Placing the top hat on the head of the Edwardian gentleman is inspired.

    Lesley Xx

  9. A fabulous project.I love the antique look of the brown shades on kraft card. great use of the new stamps. Jean x


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