As usual, you can choose either a vertical, horizontal or diagonal row from which to work. I think this is a clever idea and I had a lot of fun with this. If you want to read the full details of the challenge and check up on the rules, then pop over to Anything But A Card where you'll also see more inspiration from some of my Teamies. A new set of work will be posted on each sunday in February by a different group of the DT, so don't forget to visit over the coming weeks.
For my make I chose the centre vertical line: Recycling; Hearts and the colour Black. I used some Amazon packaging and some Christmas Cracker embellishments. I use Amazon packaging all the time because it will take all kinds of mediums, die cuts and embosses beautifully and of course - it's free!!
I've cut a matchbook shape using a die and used it to insert little stamped cards with love notes on. It could just as easily contain a gift card, a cheque, some cash or an IOU such as the promise of a meal for two or if you're lucky enough some travel tickets to a romantic destination! Here's the final product:
|Front view of matchbook with the black carrier bag handle cord used to secure the flap in place.
Inside view of matchbook showing 'love' tokens
|DecoArt Traditions in carbon black was applied twice to give a deep black finish.
|Small black gems have been applied to the embossed flowers.
|The inside of the matchbook is lined with sticky backed canvas.
Anything But A Card for some further details and see what the rest of the DT for week one have come up with.
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