Yesterday I shared with you the 7gypsies Library Drawer I made and how I plan to use it in the coming year. I shared one picture of each of the themed divider cards. I thought it might be fun to share each one in more detail. I will share one each day. There are 12 cards total and with a few other things I have planned for the month, there will be something pretty to come see every day for the rest of the year!
On the post yesterday I included a supply list below the photo of each card. I am repeating that supply list each day at the bottom of the post to make it easy for you to see what I used each day and so that you don't have to go back to that first post to see it.
First up, the front "cover" card. Since the project is all about things that make me happy, I used the phrase "These are a few of my favorite things" from the song Favorite Things from The Sound of Music. I love that song, it just really makes me happy. . . I guess you get the idea.
Each tab has a title using Tiny Alpha stickers by Making Memories. I added machine stitching along the bottom edge of the letters. I tend to use a lot of machine stitching because I love sewing. It was one of the first craft hobbies I had. I love the texture it adds to a paper project.
This tag cluster is made up of a Jenni Bowlin Journaling Card (yellow), a Creative Scraps Journaling Card by Crafty Secrets and a black rub-on by 7gypsies. After applying the rub-on, I used Copic Markers to add color to the design to help tie it in with the colored design on the journaling card it is applied to. I used my Tonic Paper Distresser to rough up the edges and then applied Walnut Stain Distress Ink. The Distress Ink applied over the Copic Markers looks really cool and vintagey. It really softens the colors and gives them age.
Every element (except the metal pieces) were edged with Walnut Stain Distress ink. In the future as I add cards to the sections, I will use that same color for edging to keep a unified appearance to the project.
I like lots of stuff and lots of layers of stuff and tried to really represent that on this first card. I let it be the bulkiest since it be at the front of the display.
I used a bit of dyed crinkled seam binding to "tie" the optical glass to the card.
I placed the lens so that the word "favorite" would be in the center of the lens to draw extra emphasis to it.
I used a scrap of pattern paper to type part of my title on. I used a vintage typewriter that I have in my studio. I stapled the strip to the journaling cards. I tried to use some of the same elements on each card like the flower with the leaf trinket pin. To me, it helps to unify each card as part of a set.
I sanded the edges of the printed chipboard letters so that they would be a little worn and would take ink a little better. After I placed them on the card, I brushed on Clear Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint. Since the letters are thin and were already on my project, I used a paint brush to dip into the crackle paint and apply it to the letters. Using a brush smaller than the one that comes in the paint gave me more control over the application.
Okay, there is the first card! It has a lot going on. The inside cards are a bit more simple. I hope you will stop back by tomorrow to see a few more details about the next card!
- 7gypsies Conservatory patterned paper: Butterfly, Aviary
- 7gypsies Conservatory Chipboard Alphas and Numerals
- 7gypsies Rubbings: Nomenclature (image colored with markers)
- 7gypsies Optical Lens
- 7gypsies Hardware: Gears Gems
- 7gypsies Mini Gypsies Ephemera Cards
- Jenni Bowlin Family Tree Journaling Cards
- Crafty Secrets Vintage Photos Double Sided Creative Scraps
- Maya Road Vintage Trinket Pins: Green Leaf
- Prima Marketing Butterflies: Papillon
- Prima Marketing flowers
- Making Memories Tiny Alpha Stickers
- Tim Holtz Idea-ology Trimmings (colored with Glimmer Mist)
- Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Walnut Stain
- Tim Hotz Distress Crackle Paint: Clear Rock Candy
- Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher
- Tim Holtz Tonic Paper Distresser
- Therm O Web Mounting Adhesive Sheets (covering the cards with paper)
- Helmar 450 Quick Dry (for all embellishments)