Saturday, June 11, 2011

A Note from Paris - One Tim Stamp Page Swap

I created these pages for an Artist Choice One Tim Stamp Page Swap which took place at the AllThingsTim Yahoo group .
I made 13 similar (but not identical) pages, as you can see in the following photos.

Following the instructions, I made 6x6 inches pages using chipboard as my base.
Then I covered both front and back with coordinating papers so that no chipboard was seen.
The theme I chose was A Note from Paris.
I chose romantic, vintage background patterned papers with old postcards and letters on them.
I wanted to keep my pages neat and not overloaded, so they will have a Vintage look and a cool Parisian Chic.
The note here stands both for the written note (the letter) and the musical note.

Supplies used:
Double sided patterned paper for the background - Love Letters from Timeless Romance by BJ Lantz (I used 26 pieces cut out of 30x30 papers!)
White CS
Kraft CS
Red and cream leather textured CS
Transparent sticker sheet
Tim Holtz French Market acrylic stamp set
Tim Holtz Patchwork embossing folder
Ranger's Distress Ink - Fired Brick, Dusty Concord, Vintage Photo
Versafine ink - Onyx Black, Crimson Red
Oval Large Nesting Paper Punch 1.5 x 0.75 inch by EK Success
1 inch Circle punch
Sizzix Bigz Die - Ornate Tag
Spellbinders Shapeabilities Dies - Fancy Tags
Dark red lace
Color changing soft fibers
Bottle caps
Tim Holtz Adage Tickets
Nostalgiques paper clips - The Attic Collection by EK Success
Blings - clear, green and purple
Ranger's Glossy Accents
Sponge daubers
3D double sided foam tape

The page's front side
I wrapped the chipboard with the vintage background patterned papers so the chipboard's sides were also covered.
I was supposed to use at least one of Tim Holtz stamps.
I chose the French Market stamp set, which is all about Paris, letters, postal stamps and romantic swirls.
As for the use of one of Tim Holtz embossing folders, I chose parts of Patchwork related to my page.
Leaving a one inch margin on the left hand side of my page for binding, I stamped that part too (I couldn't leave it untouched), but in a way that will enable binding yet will also add some chic to the margins.
I added a piece of dark red lace on the right hand side of my page for a romantic touch.

I used several embellishments:
The word PARIS was chosen as the page's header.
It was embossed, punched with an oval punch and distressed with Ranger's Distress Ink (Fired Brick).
Then I glued it 3D on a tag cut out of Kraft CS using Spellbinders Shapeabilities Dies - Fancy Tags, which was glued to the page for some extra dimension.

I also used the musical note from the same embossing folder.
It was embossed, punched with a circle punch and distressed with Ranger's Distress Ink (Dusty Concord).
Then I glued it 3D onto a flattened recycled bottle cap, which was also glued 3D to the page for some extra dimension.
I used several different Tim Holtz Adage Tickets, distressed using Sponge daubers and Ranger's Distress Ink (Vintage Photo).
I attached the Nostalgiques paper clips to the Adage Tickets and glued them 3D with a thicker double sided foam tape for some extra dimension.
I added clear, green and purple blings to add some glam.
After all, Paris is the city of lights…

The page's back side
I used the back side of the patterned paper.
I added big tags cut out of red and cream leather textured CS using Sizzix Bigz Die - Ornate Tag.
I stamped them with the Carte Postale stamp, added color changing soft fibers in the punched hole and glued them 3D for some extra dimension.

I also added faux postal stamps I created by stamping, cutting and glazing with Glossy Accents.
These were also glued 3D for some extra dimension.
I added my name and my email address on the backs of my pages, printed on a transparent sticker sheet.

Here are group photos of all my 13 pages, front and back.

Now I'll be waiting for all the creative, artistic pages in order to bind them together into one beautiful book.
(You can enlarge each photo by clicking on it)
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed. Have a creative day! Dorly


  1. I love your card, very nice. Thanks for sharing Dorly.

  2. AnonymousJune 20, 2011

    The cards and tags are very nicely detailed and I am sure everyone will love them! The Paris and Music notes...are they dies?


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