Today's card, I have been wanting to post for a while and finally I can! My friend, who is a brilliant artist (mostly working in sculpture with metals) asked me to make something for her daughter's 18th and to go wild if I wished! I had a list of her 'likes' and the one that struck me was the Johnny Depp film of Alice in Wonderland. I loved the book as a child, have the Polkadoodles stamps and the MCS program and I have been looking at some other related stamps lately: Octopode Factory has some super ones, which would fit in with Steam Punk...anyway back to the card. Well, yes it is a card, but it's also a picture, a 3D creation that took -forever- to make and will be a long time before I have the time or the inclination to do again!
|Front view of closed card|
I decorated the front of the card last, but as the photos are here, I'll explain now: basicallly, it's a very mixed media project! I cut flowers from Spellbinder dies using print from an old book & felt. The White Rabbit and toadstools were stamped using Polkadoodles Wonderland set (coloured with Promarkers); I made rolled flowers from felt, and used Tim Holz metal clock face and miniature bottle, which was filled with gold glitter and tied with bakers twine. I stamped 'drink me' from the Polkadoodles set and added a key charm and rusty heart from my stash box. The polka dot door dressing was cut from Spellbinders Fancy Tags 3 set. The name and age were made using the Cricut.
|Card with the doors open|
These images were stuck to the strips of card that are attached across the base and to the concertina fold to give the card depth and weight.
Well I think that's just about covered it! It was really hard to photograph, fun but very time-consuming to make and has given me the idea for something similar for both Steam Punk and Vintage...when I get the time! Thanks for stopping by,
|Close up - sorry, please excuse photography!|