Sunday, 27 January 2013

Pigs Might Fly

Here's a little card I made for a work colleague who's retiring soon. She loves pigs - all kinds of pigs - so I thought I'd use this one from the gorgeous Graphic 45 'Olde Curiosity Shoppe' collection.



I love doing this diamond fold design - it's so easy and it only uses a 4" x 12" strip of card, which you then cover with pp of your choice. If you want to have a go at one, just type "diamond fold card tutorial" into the You Tube search box - there are loads of tutorials on there.
I also made a matching envelope, created a little piggy stamp from pieces cut from the Graphic 45 pp and stamped a postmark (two from a Kanban set I think). I've used Distress Inks on the envelope and all the cut pieces "Mowed Lawn", "Peacock Feathers" and "Black Soot".
This picture shows the structure of the diamond fold card. The grid paper is from another G45 collection "ABC Primer" - it's really handy how different collections from the same company always seem to go together. The decorative elements are all cut from the Curiosity Shoppe pp and the letters were left over from last week's CSI Coordinates for Case File#54 designed by the fabulous Michele Singh.
Whilst I was going through my stash of G45 papers, I had an idea ...

Can you tell what it is yet ... ?!
I've just recently joined the Graphic 45 website so I'll be putting this on there - it will only be the second project I've uploaded and my efforts look seriously sad next to some of the amazing stuff on there, but "a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step" as Confucius or Bilbo Baggins or someone said ...
More later :o)

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