Friday, June 25, 2010

Challenge #23 Backpack

Artful INKables Challenge #23 is to make anything but a card using red, white, and blue. I hope you'll play along for a chance to win free stamps! You can find the complete details HERE.

I thought this little backpack idea looked pretty cute so I gave it a shot. It was really funny and took just a little over an hour (I am sure I would be much faster the 2nd time after I had actually seen a finished one). You can find the instructions and templates for this backpack HERE. The only thing I did differently was that I printed the templates right onto my cardstock (instead of making a pattern from them). I just made sure that the printed side ended up INSIDE the box so none of the marks would show.

I added a little unusual embellishment on the ribbon. When I was out shopping for washers for necklaces, I came upon these little lock washers. They reminded me of all the clocks and gears in the stamp set so I grabbed them. Fun eh?

Stamps: Artful INKables Steampunk Sarah
Paper: Real Red, Night of Navy, GP 110
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Night of Navy, Whisper White
Accessories: Brads, Ribbon from Pink Hedgehog, Lock Washers

Michelle B.


Crystal said...

Super CUTE Backpack!!!!! What a fun design...amazing work girl!

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

I've seen these around. Yours looks great!

Emily Leiphart said...

Is this ever awesome! I love it.