The Show ‘N’ Tell at Stamp Club was based on a sketch given to us the previous month – an interesting one with torn pieces and tied-up bits of string to play with :). I had recently fallen for a certain stamp which I purchased from Craft Obsessions and so just had to use it somehow.
I made the base card from dark silver, very heavy cardstock simply folded in half and trimmed-down just a little from its original A4 size. There’s a layer of dark-green card which I decorated with green glue dots; a layer of a pale-green, textured card which I pierced around the edges of before mounting it on top of the dark-green. The focal image is the new LaBlanche stamp lightly coloured with AquaMarkers. I stamped it three times for a decoupaged look and then die-cut the images for the other side of the torn panel. Actually, it wasn’t so much torn as precisely ripped…..I used one of those rulers with the wavy edge and wet the paper along said edge before gently lifting up one side of the card and pulling it away from the other.
The die-cuts used are the pocket-watch from Spellbinders Timeless Heritage Shapeabilities (retired – S4-014) and the small wings from the Wings of Hope set. The wings and the pocket-watch were coloured while still in the die and the watch also painted with Aquamarkers. I pierced around the edges of the two torn-apart cards – after colouring with light brown ink to ‘age’ it a little – and then tied them together with some fine cream ribbon. The snaps at each corner (all rounded with a Corner Chomper) look a strange colour on the photos but actually matched the colour on the large, single wing quite nicely in reality.