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Friday, 21 June 2013

Kraft - Another Accordian Card

Hello Friends

I would like to say a big thank you for all the lovely comments on the Wedding invitations in my previous post, I wasn't really expecting that because they are so plain (although they did seem to take forever to make!).  Thank you again.

I wanted to experiment a bit with Kraft and also corrugated card - so many of you seem able to take a piece of corrugated card and turn it into a piece of art.  When I rip and tear at it, it just looks like I have ripped and torn it and it never looks good to me!  But, with the aid of my new found love of the fabulous Sizzix Accordian die {by Karen Burniston) (sorry, yes that one again) I thought I would experiment a bit.

This is the result:

The experiment bit is that I actually cut the base card from corrugated card.  I then ripped a few bits off to give it a worn look.  I then randomly covered the base with Tim Holtz Peacock Feathers and Gathered Twigs Distress Inks.  For the two middle sections of the frame I cut some plain Kraft card and embossed them with two different Texture Fade embossing folders to give some texture and again randomly covered these with DI's.  Because corrugated card is so light, this gave the whole card some 'body'.  It was a very dull and overcast day so I photographed the card indoors, hence the shadows but I think you can see the embossed Kraft in the picture below.



For the mats, I cut these from the second die (that you really do need in the set) and stamped with various Tim Holtz stamps, edged them with the same two colours of DI and did the spritz and flick technique to age them.


I just love the way this die can be used to make a simple single opening card or a series of openings, you could in fact add as many pieces as you want and make a kind of banner card - I am thinking of Christmas already and having one of these on a mantelpiece......

When folded, the whole card does lie flat but the part exposed is actually the back of the card so I always add another frame just to finish it off.  Again, I used Kraft card and a Texture Fade embossing folder.  The finished card measures 4.3/4" (12 cm) square and it easily fits into a 5" envelope for posting.


Well the experiment worked a treat for me, I love the distressed look and I have ended up with an incredibly lightweight card through using corrugated card and Kraft.  Hope you like it too.

I am entering my card into Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge which is to use Kraft.   I am also entering it into  Sunday Stampers where the theme the wonderful Hels has chosen this week is Guys.

Lucky me, I am off for a few days now to visit our newest Granddaughter who is unbelievably 7 months old and ready to start crawling.  I am very excited about seeing her.  Hope you are all doing something lovely this weekend too.  Big hugs,  Anne  xx


57 comments:

  1. Absolutely wonderful Anne, this card looks amazing with the corrugated card, great colours and fabulous images. Have a wonderful time with your granddaughter and enjoy the weekend.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  2. What a fabulous card Anne. Love the design and the card that you used to create them. Hugs Rita xxxxx.

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  3. Fantastic card Anne, you really make me want that accordion die! Have a lovely time with your granddaughter. Hugs barb xx

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  4. This is just fabulous Anne,love it.xxx

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  5. Truly a work of art Anne..love it!!
    Hugs
    Tracy
    xoxox

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  6. Oh my goodness Anne...this is wonderful!

    I love the embossed craft over the corrugated...it looks fabulous. The colors you distressed with, the EF'ss you used, the stamps you chose...they all look fab!

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  7. So glad you experimented!!! This is fabulous! I love the corrugated kraft used as the frame for this...I never would have thought to do so. It looks just fantastic! The whole design is AMAZING Anne! I'm in LOVE!!! Thank you for krafting with us this week here at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

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  8. This is gorgeous ! Love the whole thing from the torn corrugated card to the gorgeous images and colours! Have fun and lots of cuddles x hugs x

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  9. fabilicious and amazing as always...have a great time with your beautiful granddaughter..hugs kath xxx

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  10. This stunning Anne. A wonderful design and your experiment was a great success.
    I hope you have a lovely time with your Granddaughter and enjoy all your special cuddles.
    hugs Sue xx

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  11. its wonderful Anne - the more I see of this die the more I want a play! Its fabulous - the colours and pictures look amazing and the corrugated card looks fantastic! Have a fabulous Saturday! Are you going to the Doncaster show? Me and mum are going on the Sunday xx

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  12. Looks fantastic to me Anne. I love using corrugated card.
    Lynn xx

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  13. Don't be sorry, Anne,

    I never get enough of your accordion cards!!!! I am fascinated by that die too (and finally have found a store that had it in stock), but still haven't tried it out yet (maybe due to some lack of courage? *lol). You did an awesome job with the corrugated card!!!

    Hugs,
    Claudia x

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  14. How fantastic is this Anne!! Love how you've used that corrugated card with this die. Like they were made for each other. You are so clever and creative. Hugs, Jenny x

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  15. Brilliant card - not seen that die but it makes a very interesting card. Love what you've done with the corrugated card and great colour scheme!! Enjoy your time away!!

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  16. Hi Anne, I must look up this die because it looks amazing! Your card, as always is stunning, I love the way you have used the stamps and your inking. Ever since Hels had the corrugated on TV the other week I have been peeling away at the card in my scraps box, just not had time to use it yet! Hugs, Carole Z X

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  17. Hi Anne,
    Another amazing make! Love the look of this die, may just add that to the craft stash Wanted list.
    Great attention to detail, love all the embossing. Like your idea for a Christmas banner too.
    Have a lovely weekend and enjoy the time with your Grand-daughter. Linda xx

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  18. Hi Anne what a stunning project you have created here. I must add this die to my wish list . Great stamps and the colours are wonderful.

    Good luck in the challenges

    Crafty hugs Annie x

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  19. Totally stunning Anne!! Love the grungy version of this card, so clever with the corrugated card for the base. The stamping is stunning too! Love those yummy vintage colours!

    Have a fantastic time with your grand daughter!!

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  20. I love this card Anne, you've really nailed this accordion style. I love the aged corrugated card and the stamped images go perfectly, love it to bits ! X

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  21. Wow Anne! This card is gorgeous! I really love the corrugated paper used as the base of this card!! I have that die cut and STILL have not taken it out of the packaging!! Shame on me! You've really inspired me to take it out and try it! I truly love the corrugated look. The colors you've added to it are wonderful! I also love the interior images you've stamped, distressed and colored. Just beautiful! Thanks for sharing your card with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

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  22. What an accomplishment. I particularly like the corrugated paper peek through at the corner. What kind of embossing machine do you use to get such good results? This is one very special card and it looks very difficult to make!
    sandy

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  23. It's absolutely fabulous Anne, wonderful upcycling of the corrugated card, beautifully stamped and inked - just happens that I love it all! Karen x

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  24. So perfect, Anne - fabulous stamping, great texture from the corrugated card, the best colours of all - altogether a brilliant make... I absolutely love it! And what a great idea to create one for a Christmas mantlepiece... looking forward to that!
    Hope you have a wonderful time with your granddaughter.
    Alison xx

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  26. Sorry I got carried away Anne on my last post and spelt your name wrong LOL Card is absolutely stunning!! I love everything about it its fabulous and the christmas idea is great..have a smashing time visiting your granddaughter huggles hun Sue xxx

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  27. Once again Anne you just hit the ball right out of the park! STUNNING make with wonderful techniques and creativity. You have a way of always finishing your projects so professionally. This looks absolutely superb and so tactile. Can't wait to see your Christmas editions. Have a wonderful time with your little Granddaughter. Nicola x

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  28. Wow, so cool! it is so fabulous - I am thinking of getting that die! I hope you have a brilliant time with your Granddaughter xx

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  29. Hi Anne, this is great! I can see you are having lots of fun with this die & agree that it would be great to use for lots of Christmas projects.
    Have a lovely time visiting your Granddaughter.
    Amy x

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  30. Fabulous creation Anne, Love how you use this die. The images are fantastic... Love the embossing too...it's a work of Art!! Hugs May x x x

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  31. This makes for such an unusual card Anne and you know how much I like cards with "movement". Where do you get your corrugated card - is it recycled from boxes are can you buy it somewhere? It looks amazing on this project. Have a great time with your granddaughter - I'm very envious. Love, Margie xx

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  32. Love your accordion Anne, wonderful texture and dimension and wonderful movement too. Wonderful use of images. Tracy x

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  33. Sorry Anne pressed return by mistake . Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

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  34. You need to be getting a commission for that die set, Annie! Your work is so museum-worthy, truly! This is another masterpiece and SO the winner for those challenges or they are nutters!! I know you are off having a tremendous weekend with sweet Evie. I cannot believe it's been seven months!! LITS!! xxoo Darnell

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  35. Always such a delight to visit here, and see what artistic piece you've got to share. This is most lovely. I smiled at your comment about the corrugated stuff...I feel the same way! You made it look so vintage in this piece, and loved the sponged DI effect. This die is giving you a lot of mileage...you've made so many beautiful pieces with it. Your DI gave a patina to your cardboard, and now you have one more lovely piece to display. What fun to have a 7mo old to cuddle & watch learn the delights of finding things at floor level as she learns to move. Enjoy! TFS & Happy Sunday. Hugs

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  36. Love it, love everything about it, must get that die and play. Have a super visit. xx Flora

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  37. WOW! This is absolutely amazing, fabulous images and a brilliant shape LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT IT
    Lindsay xx

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  38. TOTESAMAZEBOBS indeedily Anne... LOVE IT... clever design and love all those details... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

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  39. Lovely work - that die looks fab!

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  40. Can you say "FABULOUS?" I can and it is!
    Hugs Lynn

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  41. Hi
    This is exactly what Lynn says it is ..... FABULOUS.
    I am sure now you will be stockpiling all the cardboard boxes that arrive in your home (not that you would catch me doing such a thing!!!!).
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  42. ...I don't know where to begin Anne, this is one awesome card, I love it, every bit, it also has to be the coolist die from Sizzix...Mel:)xx

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  43. I still have not used my dies, harvest getting in the way here, but I so enjoy your inspiration!!!

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  44. That is just absolutely amazing!!

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  45. Hey Anne this is soooooo beautiful, I too love the corrugated card, I sadly admit I keep every card box I can get my hands on to use it and now have a large stock. LOL, love the embossing and the colors are gorgeous, you should be advertizing for Sizzix Accordian die cuts, I bet this sold a few. Hope you had a wonderful weekend with the little angel.Thanks for the inspiration always my dear...

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  46. I have read very quickly Anne! I do need sleep tonight but I will be back as this die has just arrived this afternoon. It was your previous work with this that got me excited so I will be looking again - the class on Saturday just might get a treat I think.
    The work you put into the finish on your art makes it really beautiful!

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  47. Wowww, Anne. love your embossing cover and the idea to use an accordion card to show lot of different picts at time,,,,it inspired me........i am not sure if you have my Rooselvet Bears,,,,,I am updaying my product Folder,,,,I´ll send a direc tlink my friend.

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  48. What a gorgeous card, Anne! The corrugated cardboard looks fantastic and I love the embossed back panel too. Hope you had a lovely time with your sweet little one!

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  49. Wow Anne you are a pro with the accordian die cut!! Love your card, every page!! I hope you do the one for Christmas too, very nice work.
    Hugs Kelly

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  50. I just love those Accordian cards, they looks so amazing! I just HAVE to add that to my wish list! Have a great WOYWW. ♥ Karen ♥ 84 x

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  51. Very well deserved spotlight at SSS&S Anne - congratulations! I hope all is well with you and have a lovely weekend. Nicola x

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  52. Heloo Redanne. I am very impressed with your work. I congratulate you because it's inspired by art. Everything I do guy hands and mind is amazing. your work is confirmed.
    I also love hand made things,deal with some other techniques but I invite you to my young blog;) It will be a pleasure to look at my work.I'm sorry my english is not perfect, I'm studying for just three years.Regards Teresa

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  53. Hi Teresa, I have tried to access your blog, but unfortunately I cannot. Sorry. Anne x

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  54. Anne, I love what you've done with the Accordion Album and companion Frame & Label, Bracket dies with this project. Corrugated looks amazing! A true stunner!

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  55. I've been out of the challenge loop for a couple of weeks now and this kraft one was one I didn't get to post about even though I made soemthing for it. I do however like this one you made. I'm a bit challenged when it comes to working with that trending looking ripped cardboard too, but you made it look great. And a great tool like the accordian diecut need no apologies when used over and over again. You show us how versatile it can be.

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  56. I think this is one of my favourite pieces you have ever done...and that's saying something because I really love everything you make. I think the corrugated frame is a fabulous idea adding wonderful texture and distressing to this piece. Love the images and your idea for a Christmas piece. I can't wait to see that.

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  57. Anne, All your work is absolutely gorgeous. How cool is this, I love the corrugated cardboard, texture and the 3d look of the whole piece. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration.
    :) Chris / CS Designs ... Doodle Pieces

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