Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Exploding Suitcase!!!

No, not the kind with a bomb in it - it's one with an "exploding" insert!  :)

I have made it in Makeesha's Challenge colours for this week, which are Brocade Blue, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip & Very Vanilla.

I've put together a collage, so you can see how the insert "explodes", as well as the little details.

This kind of interactive card is lots of fun for the recipient.

This card uses lots of "bits", but not a lot of stamping.  I did make one up with a second generation all over print to look like tapestry, but it was too strong for my liking, so I resorted to the simple little swirl at the base of the bag.

The sentiment was computer generated.

The tags are made from the scallop square punch.

Edited  to add:

I was very excited to discover that Makeesha chose me as her challenge winner this week.  Thanks Keesh & thank you to everyone for all the lovely comments.  :)

Suitcase Components
Cardstock:  Brocade Blue, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Stamp Sets:  SU Elegant Thank You (swirl on case), Small Alphabet (tags)
Inks:  Chocolate Chip, Brocade Blue
Other:  Scallop Square Punch, Corner Rounder, Square Punches, Eyelets, Ball Chains, Ribbon, Silver Buckles, Magnet Strip, Stampin Pastels (Chalks), Machine Stitching


Lisa Martin said...

WOW - how cool! LOVE it!

Lee said...

WOW! What a neat idea! Love it :)

Lee x

Bronwyn Eastley said...

This is awesome!

Teneale Williams said...

Wow this is so cool, I really love this....

Makeesha is going to have a hard time picking a winner this week. Great job.


MomOfAllTrades said...

You are VERY talented! I love the exploding suitcase you made, and your milk carton. VERY cute!

Lynne Armstrong said...

Another beautiful suitcase card Helen...I think I need to go on a trip to maybe get one from you :) Love these colours. I'm sure Dot & Peter are going to LOVE it.
Lynne xx

Susan Joyce said...

Fabulous!! Love your suitcase design.

Shelley said...

Great suitcase Helen. All your post are great!

Cindy Major said...

That card is super fun!!

Anonymous said...

WOW! What a fab idea. I love your creation!

Tammy said...

This is so fabulous!! I just love it!!! Creative I tell ya.....Creative!!!! :)

Anonymous said...

This is truly gorgeous ..no wonder youve won!! Great job!

Lynne Armstrong said...

Congrats Helen...well done! A well deserved win :)

Eileen said...

love this design, I hope you will do a tutorial, thanks for sharing

SallyLou said...

This is amazing. Well done


Tracee said...

wow that is amazing Helen, such a clever idea.

MoonPrincess22 said...

How inovative & exciting! I hope you will show how your card was made with a tutorial.
Great Work!! Glad I found your page!