In helping my dad with some office work, I was lucky enough to stumble across a couple of Rolodex holders filled with cards. I have been watching some fabulous, really talented folks on YT work on Rolodex cards for months, and now I can join in on the fun.
I approached this Rolodex card like a mini art journal page. 🙂 I covered the front and back with a little scrap of napkin using matte medium and distressed the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in antique photo. Then I glued down a very delicate cardinal die that was gifted to me by my crafty friend, Julie (YT: Thriftypapergarden). To make the cardinal pop, I used the fine tip end of a Tim Holtz Distress Marker in festive berries and used quick short strokes to create some visual texture. To create some low lights I also added some black with a black Copic multiliner pen in 0.3 width.
While I don’t really like my hand writing, I thought this card needed a little more of a hand crafted feeling so I threw caution to the wind and wrote down this lovely quote from Maya Angelou, “A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.”
The last additions were “berries” of gold Stickles to add some sparkle and dimension. The following is a video share of this Rolodex card:
This is being entered into the Simon Says Stamp Monday B is for … Challenge
Thanks for stopping by! WOOF
That is wonderful 😀 I would love to have found a set of Rolodex – I am looking forward to seeing many more of your creations 😀
IKE in Greece xx
Ike, I find my cards at thrift stores. However, Hobby Lobby carries a line that goes with this, including a punch so that you can make/ punch your own from cardstock.
oh cool! I actually now have a rolodex die that I picked up at Tuesday Morning a while after this, but it’s good to know it’s available at Hobby Lobby if I’m ever asked about this. Thanks Kelly!
You are welcome. I’m starting my set this week and will be featuring them periodically on my Mixed Media Monday posts… beginning tomorrow 2/13/17 . I’ve linked to your site. Creative Blessings! Kelly
Thanks so much Kelly! You’re so sweet to link to my blog! Big hugs, Kristina
This rolodex card is so pretty! Love the bird! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra
Love it. I might have to keep my eye out for one of those too. Love yours. Going to go check out yt…
Xo Nana April
Thanks so much Nana April! Yes, they are really fun to upcycle and try out fun techniques. Hope you find a Rolodex and have fun creating! Big hugs, Kristina
So inspiring. Your embossing is just beautiful and really makes your cardinal pop off the page. Just terrific. I have one old rolodex and you have me itching to get started.
Fantastic! I am so happy that I could help motivate you toward upcycling and creating! That’s the best compliment ever!!! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving me such an encouraging comment! Hope you have fun crafting! Big hugs, Kristina