Sunday, 9 May 2010

School Satchel Card

This is a copy of a card I made for an old schoolmistress a little while ago.
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I’d got an old satchel in the loft, so I looked at the basic shapes it was made up of and cut templates, putting them all together for the finished card. It was a bit fiddle farty getting them to look right but after several attempts it all looked in proportion.
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I made an A5 card in a red/brown colour and then added another piece ever so slightly wider to make the top of the satchel. To be honest the faux stitching makes the card and any blemish on it helps to give it a more realistic battered effect.


voodoo vixen said...

Gosh, I had a satchel that looked just like that! Guess that reveals my age as when my son was going to school they weren't satchels anymore!! Love, the stitching does indeed give it an authentic look.

Jenny said...

That looks great! Fantastic idea. I agree, the more battered, the better! Though I'll not be giving things to the cat, she'll shread them! *lol*

Anonymous said...

It's BRILLIANT, what a great card!!
Love it.
Luv L x

Claireliz said...

Fab card Helen, really brilliant.

Angie said...

What a fun card ...great idea

Tracey and Paul said...

love it !!!

Di said...

Brilliant card Helen it looks reallt cool. Di.

Sally said...

What a great idea!

Samm said...

Wow, that's fab!!!


Anonymous said...

FAN-tastic, brill card what a great idea for where you work, bet you get lots of orders for this one? I am a great fan of yours, well done.

Luv L xx