Monday, June 10, 2013

Journey Pop 'n Cuts Card

Hi bloggers! You are going to LOVE this card. I'm using the NEW Pop 'n Cuts Suit Case Insert with the base die from Karen Burniston's Journey collection. I think this is her BEST release yet. Thanks Karen! Don't forget to check out Karen's blog for tons of inspiration! 

I started thinking that a suit case usually involves a journey, so I thought the message "Enjoy the Journey" was a perfect match.

Here's a peek at the inside, I love the little Suit Case! It looks just like a vintage leather bag. 

 I learned this faux leather technique when I went to Ranger U so many years ago. It's so easy to transform your paper to look like leather. First generously spray the back side of the Kraft'Core paper with Inkssentials Ink Refresher. I chose a rust color that looks like leather. 

 Massage the Ink Refresher into the paper. As it works into the grain of the paper, the paper will become softer and you will be able to crumple it up. 

 Flatten out the paper and dry with a Heat Tool. 

 Because I want my Suit Case to be more sturdy I glued a kraft tag to the back side of my leathered paper with a Collage Glue Stick. 

 Die cut the Suit Case using the from the reinforced leather paper. Ink with Vintage Photo Distress Ink on an Ink Blending Tool.

 I also die cut all the little pieces from Grunge Board. I love all the little details that come on Karen's die. Paint the pieces with Brushed Pewter and Black Soot Distress Paint. After the paint is dry sand and ink with Vintage Photo.

I did a little stitching on my sewing machine to add a band down the center of the Suit Case and add detail to the strap. Sand and ink these pieces too. 

 To attach the details to the Suit Case I added Mini Fasteners. 

 Die cut the inside and the outside of the card using Karen Burniston's Base die and the new Suit Case insert from the Journey collection. 

Die cut the phase "enjoy the journey"from black Kraft'Core. Before you punch it out, it's best to sand at this time, this will help the letters not to tear. Ink with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

 Add a strip of the leathered paper to the front of the card, don't forget the mini fasteners in the corners. Adhere your message. Now it's time to adhere the inside and the outside together.

Add vintage travel photos and a few tickets to the front of your card. Tie the wander tag around the top of the card with paper twine. 

 Adhere the Suit Case to the inside of the card. The message was added to the little tag with Remnant Rubs. Tie the tag to the handle with a bow using one ply of the paper twine. 

Just look at this little Suit Case. SUPER CUTE don't you think! 

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  1. Richele - this is fantastic!
    LOVE IT!
    Sandra ltb

  2. Fabulous use of that amazing new die! The shabby suitcase looks so cool...
    Alison x

  3. Richele, you have outdone yourself. I especially love the rivets. You're amazing!

  4. TOTALLY cute Richele!! (Not surprised though!) TFS!

  5. What a superbly created card! Can't wait to get the dies as my folks travel a lot and this would be a neat way to send them off in style.

  6. LOVE,LOVE, LOVE the faux leather look. I will be spraying up a storm trying to recreate your little suitcase. Can't wait until my Pop n Cut suitcase dies arrive and I can play with them and recreate the look of your leather suitcases! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Ganz großes Kino,wundervoll,fantastisch.Das ist ganz mein Ding.Ich mag das.

    LG Petra

  8. Congrats on joining the team.

    Hope I win.

    Happy thoughts,

  9. I know with what I have seen in this blog you are on talented lady and Tim is very lucky to have you....Here is hoping for a lot of inspiration coming my way from you....
    ENJOY THE JOURNEY.......Meredith

  10. Wow Richele thank you for your inspiration and artful imagination! Congratulations on landing a great position as Project Manager! I look forward to more fun ideas and many years of creativity!

  11. I bet you think you've died and gone to heaven. It isn't often one finds their dream job.
    The best of luck

  12. Congratulations, I was lucky enough to watch Tim at CHA Las Vegas....stood right in the front, asked questions. Such a nice and talented person. Wish I could have met you!!!! Love your work.

  13. Congratulations. That is wonderful that you are on the design team. Tim Holtz is an inspiration for many people. Have fun and enjoy the journey!!

  14. Congratulations, Richele, on joining Tim's creative team! Your booth designs are true eye candy, and very inspriational! All the best, and thanks for sharing your projects with Tim's new products (love those stencils!). Phyllis B. : )

  15. FABULOUS card! The "leather" technique is amazing. TF the tutorial. :)

  16. Wow.......CONGRATS ......YOUR TALENTS are really inspiring can't wait for more..... And what treasures!!! Much luck on your new endeavors

  17. Nice product thanks for introducing this one. leather ink stick This Ink stick is extremely effective at removing fresh ink this has been designed to remove ink from coated leather without causing damage to the coating.

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