BLOOMIN' with Linnie Blooms Part Two

Welcome to the final hop day of our collaboration with Linnie Blooms! Have you had as much fun as we have? I doubt it...but you could! By the end of today's posts you should be hightailing it out to your nearest craft store or online store and buying up every bit of Linnie Blooms, Stampendous, and Dreamweaver product you've seen this week! Or maybe, just maybe...

YES!  There are prizes!! Three lucky winners will each win a set of Linnie Blooms Fabric Mini File Folders just like they provide for our team. Plus, you'll receive a Dreamweaver Stencil background, and our Vintage Press Perfectly Clear Stamps™ Set. You'll be creating Mixed Media fabric accents in no time! These winners have to have a U.S. mailing address (official rules here), but Aussie Fans - good news! The Stencil Specialists are sponsoring one Australian prize for this collaboration! You could win a Stampendous stamp, an LL sized Dreamweaver Stencil of your choice, a silicone buttons mould, and a Stampendous Embossing Powder (your color choice)... Wow!! Be sure to let us know you're from Australia in your comments!!

Here's what I've created for this fun hop:

Remember how on an earlier post of mine this week, I mentioned how many cool uses you can think of with these Linnie Blooms Canvas File Folders? This week I've done a greeting card, a portable doodling journal, and today...a gift card holder. The outside was painted with black acrylic paint, and when dry, was pasted in Dreamweaver Regular Embossing Paste with the little Bird on a Branch, and the Large Scales. When dry, the clean and dry stencils were replaced over the pasted surface, and inked with the Tsukineko® Splendor Circus palette and large and small stencil brushes. For the large scales section, I left the stencil on still, and stamped the Stampendous Cling Seed Background in Onyx VersaFine ink over the top. A die cut frame was cut from canvas, inked in green, and stamped with a sentiment from the Perfectly Clear Royal Heart Quotes. The back was stenciled with the same designs, but kept lighter and brighter.

 The inside was ink-stenciled with the Dreamweaver Zen Butterfly in deep periwinkle with the Bird on a Branch stenciled on one wing in black, and along the border with the Large Scales again. I created a mask for the butterfly with a sticky note in order to stamp the Seeds Background over the canvas, and the Cling Cosmos image. the petals were colored a bit, I added some doodling with my .7 Copic Black Multiliner. I cut a slit through the canvas, and adhered strips of May Arts ribbon over the edges to prevent fraying. This became a cute pocket for a giftcard. As before, I sewed another large heart  button on the tab to act as a closure, and added a couple of buttons inside for fun. I really think that this folder was my favorite for this week, but all were fun to create. What do you think? Don't forget to leave your comment below before visiting the rest of the team's bloomin' posts!


Lyn Bernatovich said…
Absolutely LOVE this gift card holder idea Pam. Wonderful collage work.
CrisyNoe said…
Wow!!! I Love it!! Wonderful creation!! Thanks for hopping with us!! Noe (Linnie Blooms DT)
Such a beautiful way to give a gift card! It makes it a more personalized gift than usual since you took so much time to decorate the gift card holder so beautifully! LOVE the stamps you chose and the little scene you created! TFS!
Pammejo said…
Woozer!!! So many clever ideas and so inspirational. Thanks Pam
D.Ann said…
Love the look of the scales on the front and the layers on the inside! And, well, as you know... LOVE THAT BUTTON CLOSURE!!
BurningRubber said…
This is super awesome!!! I love the cover! The stenciling is so pretty over stamped. Very clever inside for the card holder.
Mary Holshouser said…
You covered just about all the ways to use the file folders. We could probably come up with more if we had more time. These file folders are on the top of my list of things to get.
Every idea you've shown this week has been wonderful and pretty.
Love the circles on the first page in this post. It really sets off the lettering.
thanks for sharing a great week of great projects.
cghundley said…
This is just plain fun
and pretty! Great job
on the stenciling
and inking. Wonderful
Carla from Utah
Linda Barutha said…
Such a beautiful project! I love how you turned this into a gift card holder!
Sue D said…
Great idea. I like slit for the gift card.
Sue in Ohio
WOW! So much work...such a great project!
Jean said…
Absolutely gorgeous!
McStamper said…
Love your ideas.
Louise said…
What a beautiful project! I would never have been brave enough to cut that slit!

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