Thursday, June 05, 2008

Sending My Letters To You

When was the last time you picked up a pen and wrote an actual letter? In this day and age, technology gives us an instant link to family and friends. This isn't the case for everyone though. Today, Emma has a layout dedicate to the lost art of letter writing. It is the only means of communication with her mother, who is a bit technologically challenged.

"Sending My Letters To You"

White Bazzill cardstock
Patterned papers: Luxe Designs – Simple Lined Lime, Designer Eclectique Scroll
Chatterbox- Botanico Pool
Luxe Designs Simple Alpha Black
American Crafts Mini Marks (Purkey)
Prima tape
7 Gypsies rub-ons - Notting hill
Black glossy card
White card
Acrylic paint
Bubble wrap
Corrugated card
Hole punch

Cut a piece of Simple Lined Lime to form a large index file shape. Ink the edge then dry brush with lime acrylic paint. Glue to page then print with bubble wrap and turquoise acrylic paint.
Cut a 2cm wide right-angled corner of the Lined Lime and cut around with a hole punch to form a stamp designed edge. Tear a section of Prima tape in half and add to the inner edge of the Lime paper. Add Prima tape directly to your layout to the right, tearing the ends. Glue your Lime corner to the layout.
Make a small envelope shape from glossy card and sand the edges. Add a piece of the Eclectique scroll to the inside and a tag made from white card. Add a label holder with journaling/ title in (I used American crafts rub-ons) and fix to layout.
Make a large tag decorated with string. On top of that add a rectangle of Botanica Pool and your photo. Decorate with paperclips and fix to layout gluing on the left/bottom and right sides only to form a pocket. Add another tag with journaling into the pocket.
For the main title: Apply letter stickers to scrap cardstock and dry brush over with lime acrylic paint. Remove sticker then cut the letter ‘negatives’ from the sheet to use as a mask. Line up on scrap card then dry brush black paint through a peel-off grid. Trim and edge with black pen.
Finally, add last of the photos. Finish with 7 Gypsies rub-ons and a stamp.

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