Explore by Emma

Hi everyone. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and you’re now looking forward to the new year ahead!!

Today, I’m sharing my first post of 2013 and what a fabulous collection to have kickstarted my crafting year with. I was lucky enough to get to work with the Class Act collection of papers and embellishments and this is just such a fun and colourful selection of goodies and will be perfect to make those scrapbook layouts and cards for the coming school year….

…and this is the first of my projects that I made, as always ~ I hope you like it!!

To make this card, I started by cutting my card blank into a tag shape and punched two holes through the top of the card. I then covered the front of the card with a piece of the Fulfill 12″ x 12″ paper, and trimmed away the excess.

I used the quote from the Class Act 12″ x 12″ paper and matted this onto a piece of yellow cardstock and before adhering it to the front of my card, I distressed the edges of the paper slightly to give an aged, worn look to the paper. Next, I added the Explore banner from the Collectables pack of die cuts and tied a piece of Baker’s Twine into a bow on either end of the banner.

I used the Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Wordplay Die to die cut my numbers from chipboard and painted them with Adirondack Paint Dabbers in Red and Pool. Once the paint was dry, I applied Glossy Accents over the top to give a raised epoxy look to the chipboard numbers. I then attached my numbers 2 & 3 down the side of the front of the card, using 3D foam and added the 1 onto a die cut medal shape from the Collectables Pack.

I attached and added the cup onto the front of my card and then adhered some of the banners from the Collectables pack down the right hand side of my card, slightly overlapping the edge and stuck small buttons onto each piece.  Finally, last but not least, I threaded some yellow seam binding through the holes in the top of my card and tied it into a bow.

So, that’s my card for today and I hope it’s given you some inspiration and ideas of how to make cards using this kit.

Thank you for taking the time to come and visit and I’ll look forward to reading all your comments…

See you soon with another creation using the Class Act collection,

bye for now, Emma xx

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