Materials Used and Card Tutorial
May 2014 Gecko Galz “Who’s the Man” collage sheet: words, shoes, and image of man
Gecko Galz “May Days” single collage sheet: sales receipt
Orange mat card stock
Black greeting card
Dark ink for edging receipt
Herringbone or similar patterned paper (October Afternoon)
Tim Holtz Alterations Mini Paper Rosettes Die (Sizzlits Decorative Strip)
Tim Holtz filmstrip ribbon
For the three images from “Who’s the Man”, crop each one, erase background and save as individual PNG files
Crop and save as an individual image the sales receipt
“Place” or layer the images onto the sales receipt. Print, adhere onto thick card, and distress edges with ink before adhering to layers. Add tab (place piece of leftover orange strip inside tab window). Use dimensional adhesive (pop dots) along right side to balance left side placed on layers of trim.
Alternative method is to crop and print your images, cut with scissors and layer.
Create strips and layer. Add finished sales receipt. Add any other embellishments.
Use extremely narrow red line tape on edges of filmstrip ribbon, slip on safety pin with buttons, then adhere strip to rest of trim, placing Gecko Galz digital card under strip.
Entering these Challenges:
Frilly and Funky: On the Runway--sewing or fashion
Dapper Dan--isn't he fashionable? Perhaps a model for magazine ads. The sales receipt, shoes and filmstrip play on my theme. I wonder what tailor he used.
A Vintage Journey: Challenge #5 Fond Memories
My fond memories: Photos of my mom, her sisters and brother and of my dad, all who dressed extremely stylishly in the 1930's and 40's.
My Tim Holtz influence: he taught me to use very narrow red line tape under his filmstrip ribbon so that adhesive wouldn't show. I also learned from him to layer and add interesting embellishments. I probably would not have added the row of shoes if I hadn't been thinking about how he'd add a little interest to that receipt. Nor think outside the box to use the rosette die as trim. Edging with Ranger distress ink is a given.