The owner/designer Di Oliver a paper crafter herself got some of her friends to test the products and write about them on their blogs. It was from one of these blogs that I learned of the product and went looking for retail sources. My early efforts were with the arches and the jig saw pieces.
Over the last few years the range has grown and now includes many 3D projects, a much wider range of shapes and elements that can be used for all manner of crafting projects. Flexible and strong masks were soon added to the range these match and compliment the chip board extending the possibilities.
Late 2010 I was invited to join the design team for Tando Creative, giving me the opportunity to test, experiment with and explore the opportunities the range provide. There was even the opportunity to write the first tutorials these were in the form of a book made of 6' square chipboard stamped embossed coloured heated and goodness only knows what else on each side. The finished book can be seen here.
The adventure continued with more and different projects. Mobiles proved to be successful. 2012 was a terrific year for GB for the Craft Barn extravaganza that year the Tando team laid on GB themed projects. Below are 3 of my samples for the event show casing the then new buttons, another whole raft of opportunities and ideas.
Later in 2012 life got rather complicated with work being done in the house the demands of the design team became to much and I stepped down from the team but the pleasure taken in Tando products remains and it is a delight to try new additions to the range when they become available.
This is one such, a book cover.
The kit comes as a 6" square project with front and back boards and a 3/4" spine. To complete the cover there is a laser cut topper for the front. I painted this topper with pearlised paints in different colours and several layers to get deep rich colours. Behind this is a 6" thin metal sheet hand embossed with using a TSS mould and tools. Decorative tape helps hold the structure together with paper from my stash lining it all on the inside. Sweetpea stamps provided the steampunk bee stamped with Stayzon onto foil lined card.
Recently Tando Creative opened their own on line shop Tando Creative Retail where the entire range is available.
The book cover is my entry into
Altered Eclectics - A monthly challenge where anything altered goes (except cards).
Rhedds Creative Spirit - The other monthly challenge where anything altered goes (except I think cards)