Monday, 26 May 2008
High Hopes Tea Angels
Zoe and I received these gorgeous folders containing lots of lovely stamped images on Saturday from the very kind Debbie and Hannah. I loved them so much that they inspired me to make one too.
The gorgeous High Hope stamp "Tea Angels" was sent to me in my DT Kit from Silly Monkey Crafts and is one I have wanted for a while - thank you Bryony. The beautiful papers are from the Cherry Arte - Kitty Lou Range. I coloured with my Prismacolor Pencils with Sansodor and paper stumps to blend. I also used my Sakura pens for the angels wings but am unhappy because it didn't photo well and in real life you can see the detail on their wings.
The folder is made by cutting a piece of 12" x 12" cardstock in half. Then starting at one end score in 3 places for the folds. Approx. 2.75" for the bottom, 4.5" for the back and 2.75" for the top flap. Cut off the excess strip and use this to make the two sides. For the sides just cut the remainder scrap in half. Fold and score each in half then each section in half again folding the opposite way to the first fold. Once they are concertinered you will need to cut them down to size before gluing as they will be too long and will be visible when the folder is open. Now glue into place. I hope this helps and that my instructions are clear.
I had this handmade stamp made before I went on holiday by ebay seller creatnstamps. She did a fantastic job and I have had a couple made for friends as they make fantastic gifts.