This month’s Alpha Stamps themed kit is Snow White. I was racking my brain trying to think of some kind of interesting twist on the theme and the idea of fate popped into my mind. I decided to expand the theme beyond Snow White by including other Grimm fairy tales which in turn led to the idea of making Tarot cards.
The case is made from a blank Altoids tin. I would have made a full set of cards, but settled on making just enough to fill the tin (15 cards). If you want to make more, you can always hinge two tins together.
Below is the image I used in the chipboard labels. Feel free to download and use it in your art.
To cover the inside and the outside of the tin, I used images from the Grimm Covers #1 Collage Sheet & Grimm Covers #3 Collage Sheet.
To dress up the outside of the tins I used that come in a set of three different designs. I used the first two on the left for my tin.
I used Victorian Gold Metal Patinas to paint the parts of the tin that were not going to be covered with paper. While covering the tin with paper, I made sure that I didn't paper anywhere that would prevent the tin from opening and closing. I painted areas like the inside lip of the lid and the outside edges of the bottom because paper adds too much bulk and you won’t be able to close the tin.
I used an Altoids Dragons Insert on the inside of the lid.
Alpha Stamps carries tons of Fairy Tale themed collage sheets so there were lots of images to choose from.
LIST OF ALPHA STAMPS COLLAGE SHEETS
BY TAROT CARD - there are many more sheets available
Temperance – Poison Apple Collage Sheet
The Magician – Fairy Godmother Collage Sheet
The Fool – Meeting the Wolf
Knight of Swords& The Emperor - Puss in Boots Picture Book
The Chariot – Pumpkin Coach Collage Sheet
The Tower – Medieval Castles Collage Sheet
The Empress – Fairy Tale Book Covers Collage Sheet
Queen of Cups & The Star – Evil Queens
The Hermit – Rapunzel Collage Sheet
Strength – The Wolf at the Door Collage Sheet
Death & The Lovers – Sleeping Beauty #1 Collage Sheet
Wheel of Fortune - Spinning Wheel Collage Sheet
FRAMING THE CARDS
To frame each card I used various frames from my three digital download sets:
Each card measures 3 1/2" by 2 1/8". I glued the image behind the frame and then used a corner punch to round the corners. By rounding the corners I could use a larger card as square cornered cards would need to be smaller to fit into the rounded corners of the tin.
I backed the card with a thin piece of chipboard and decorative paper.
On the front of each card I added a banner with the name of the card. Below is a free collage sheet containing the banners I used and more.
FREE COLLAGE SHEET
Feel free to download this collage sheet and use it in your art.
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