"Olde Curiosity Shoppe Medicine Cabinet Book Card"
"Sideview Showing Closure"
The closure is provided by two short lengths of chain attached inside the card with Glossy Accents and joined via two jump rings with a jewellery closure. A diecut padlock and key are threaded onto the chain.
The brickwork for the shopfront is handpainted on watercolour paper using distress inks, water and paintbrushes. This was my first attempt at brickwork and I'm quite pleased with the results. The window is diecut from 300gsm brown card. The window panes are made from white card stained & stamped with distress ink, then diecut and adhered to the base window with PVA.
"Olde Curiosity Shoppe"
"Olde Curiosity Shoppe" is stamped twice on brown card and heat-embossed in gold. One of the stamped images is diecut into a circle, the other has the word "Curiosity" trimmed separately and attached on top of the circle using Pinflair for dimension.
The flowers are leaves are diecut from Graphic45 "Le Cirque" paper offcuts using Spellbinders Rose Creations, Carnation Creations & Foliage dies. The flowers edges are inked and shaped before assembling with brads and fixing to the card with Pinflair.
A square of paper showing the inside of a cabinet is cut from the paper pad and fixed to the inside front cover of the card with Pinflair.
Let's move onto the inside...
The back of the square used to make the window scene has a lovely harlequin pattern which makes an ideal background pattern to show off one of the frames from the paper pad. Some glitter glue is added to the boot's wings and distress stickles added to the frame for a little sparkle.The wings and boot are shaped before adhering with Pinflair.
Graphic45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe Stamp Sets 1, 2 and 3
Graphic45 Old Curiosity Shoppe 8x8" paper pad
Spellbinders dies: Heartfelt Creations Chateau Gate, Carnation Creations, Rose Creations, Foliage
Sizzix Framelits: Circles
Cardstock: brown 300gsm, white 160gsm
Distress ink pads, markers, reinkers: Walnut Stain, Fired Brick, Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint, Faded Jeans
Versamark clear ink pad
Archival inks: Jet Black, Olive, Crimson, Cobalt, Sepia
Embossing powder: Cosmic Shimmer Gold
Sakura Glaze Pens: Clear, Green
Clear Glitter Glue
Distress Stickles: Antique Bronze
Brads: pale pink
Adhesives: PVA, Glossy Accents, Pinflair Dimensional Glue
Entered for the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Depth of Distress (loads of distress here with layers of ink & stamps, painting with distress inks, distressing edges, staining, etc., but also lots of depth with the dimensional card and extra dimension from the opening window & scene on the front.
Hotshot Crafts - distress inks
Allsorts - In Bloom
Try it on Tuesday - Anything Goes