I was lucky enough to be chosen as one of Country View Craft blog's Top 3 winners in their June 'Die cuts' challenge.
This month their challenge is 'Quotations and Sayings', and I have been invited to be a guest designer for this challenge.
I chose to make an Accordion Album card, using Karen Burniston's 'Accordion Flip 3-D Album' die, and the accompanying 'Frame & Label, Bracket' die, which cuts perfect sized paper frames to fit on the card base, and the inner layers for the panels.
For my quote, I chose one from Tim Holtz's 'Way with Words' stamp set. I like the quote - it has felt very fitting this past year with some of the challenges our family has faced!
I used papers from Tim Holtz's Craft Resist 12x12 pad, and from Cosmo Cricket's 'Pretty Floral' 6x6 pad, and inked all the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink, using his Ink Blending Tool.
The larger vellum butterfly on the first panel was cut with Memory Box's 'Darla' Butterfly, and the smaller one is a Stampin' Up punch. The adhesive paper lace, metal frame and pearls are from my stash - can't remember which makes.
The second panel has flowers cut with Tim Holtz's 'Tattered Flower Garland' die, and swirls cut from his 'Festive Greenery' die.
For the third panel, I embossed the stamped quote with clear embossing powder, and added a little bird brad from my stash, which I painted with metallic Distress paint, to match the colour of the metal frame.
The last panel has Memory Box's 'Vintage Bird Cage', more flowers from the 'Tattered Flower Garland' die, and some hand cut vellum and paper bunting.