What I love about this card is how Vivian used the Chained shapes to evoke her own personal style! The colors and patina are very sophisticated and the juxtaposition of the different textures lend itself to a really high end, earthy, distressed and almost steam-punk vibe!
Whats great about the shape cutting tools that I’ve designed for Sizzix is that they can be used to create all kinds of projects to suit your individual sense of style, whether its glamorous, bohemian, retro or even steampunk! The possibilities are truly endless! Enjoy Vivian’s video tutorial showing how to make this beautiful card!
Everything old is new again! In more ways than one!
I’m pleased to share with you this article from the Summer 2014 issue of Craft Industry Today – The Craft & Hobby Association Magazine featuring a project that I designed in the Trend Report – Relic Boxes Decorative Time Capsules. I was rather shocked to discover this project in the magazine because it’s a project that I created over 9 years ago when I was a new mother and budding entrepreneur! After all these years now it’s “officially” become a craft trend!
Before I began working with manufacturers in the CHA, I used to run a business making these Decorative Time Capsules (as well as funky charm jewelry and embellished tank tops) and sold them to several very high end boutiques in Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the USA. They were featured in trendy Harajuku shops and even the Tokyo Ritz Carlton. It was quite the home enterprise and with a small team of me and a few friends we produced hundreds of these for all sorts of occasions and themes including: baby, wedding, travel, graduation, girlfriends, kids, spiritual, sports, pets and even ones that were highly unique and personalized for custom orders. They were all one of a kind and handmade with love! You can see many of them HERE.
I was proud to learn that my original upcycled craft technique (one of the earliest examples of decoden that I’ve seen) has become a trend in the craft and hobby world. It got me wondering if my handmade products may have contributed to the birth of the decoden crafting craze that’s come out of Japan?