Friday, August 14, 2009

Twelve Days Of Christmas

































I'm back. I have been working on a Christmas card all week. I try and make 2 of these each year to give to someone I think is special LOL. I took a class a few years back at Enchanted Cottage held by Carolyn Hurst. She is so good, I heard she moved and really hate that. Anyway, The name of the card is "Twelve Days of Christmas Flag Tag Book" I ended up using 30 different stamps. I guess you could still make the card and use other stamps I just never have. It would be pretty with flowers or birds, may try that some time. Anyway back to this card. I used 2 pieces of Matt board 4" by 6 1/2". Covered it with paper I had wadded up, spread it out, spritz it with water, wadded it back up, spread it out again, let it dry good, rubbed Gold Brilliance ink over it. The spine of it is a black piece 10" by 6 1/4". I stamped on it, scored at 1 inch intervals and accordion fold. Glued that to the covers. Placed ribbon on both covers, applied the inside cover and the book part is done. On to the tags. I punched out 14 small 2" by 3" tags and 1 large 3" by 5". I used the 12 days of Christmas stamps I have and I think the Small ones are from the same company the large one is from, "Stampers Anonymous, and Stampington & Co. , then on the back stamped different Christmas stamps, I also stamped the crackled look all over each tag. Edged each one using a Pilot Gold Marker. The rest are just small stamps mostly from stamping up. Colored the tags with koh-i-noor pencils and OMS. Attached the tags to the accordion part, front cover, inside front cover and the large one on to the back cover. I put ribbon through each tag. Decorated the front cover and ta da. It's finished. It does take some time to make this but it's the kind of card you keep and put out year after year. Hope you like my card, thanks for dropping by and yall come back!

6 comments:

Patti said...

Wow Olga, that sounds like a lot of work!LOL! It's totally awesome!

Kym Weber said...

Oh my gosh, Olga! Your acordian card is absolutely fabulous! I just love it!

Kym Weber said...

Oh my gosh, Olga! Your acordian card is absolutely fabulous! I just love it!

CraftieConnie said...

Awesome work Olga! What an original! You rock!

Kerrie said...

What a great idea, ... fantastic...

Payne Holler Cards said...

uh WOW! I don't know if I have the patience - I'm kinda of a "quick gratification" stamper LOL...hey, love the title for your daughter's pic...I used to call my first son-in-law same thing (until #2 came along)...
Linda